Tag: Thailand

Thailand’s Energy Absolute ramping up Green Diesel production for Q1

Thailand’s Energy Absolute ramping up Green Diesel production for Q1

July 9, 2018 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that Energy Absolute expects to launch Green Diesel production by Q1 2019, starting with 40,000 liters per day and eventually ramping up to 800,000 liters per day, using palm oil as feedstock. Already 60% of the company’s revenues come from biodiesel production. As Green Diesel is more expensive that […]

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Thailand adjusts tax structure to promote B20 over B7

Thailand adjusts tax structure to promote B20 over B7

June 21, 2018 |

In Thailand, the government is changing the fuel tax scheme in order to make B20 cheaper than B7 to promote its consumption. A small tax will be added to B7 while the government will pick up an additional per liter subsidy financed through the Oil Fund. Promoting B20 is meant to help relieve some of […]

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Thai policy helping to drive push for more biogas and biomass power production

Thai policy helping to drive push for more biogas and biomass power production

June 11, 2018 |

In Thailand, a new research report says the country’s biogas market should grow 10% while its biomass market should grow 4% between 2017 and 2022 for a total installed capacity of 4,750MW. The country’s northeastern region, home to many host industries providing feedstock for the energy production facilities, is expected to continue to lead growth […]

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Thailand sees B20 as way to mitigate rising diesel prices

Thailand sees B20 as way to mitigate rising diesel prices

May 31, 2018 |

In Thailand, the government is calling on consumers to look towards using B20 as a way to combat higher fossil diesel prices that have increased significantly over the past few months, reflecting higher global oil prices. B20 is offered at a 9 cent discount to fossil diesel at the pump that is blended with just […]

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Thai research consortium to develop technologies for liquid biofuels using catalysts

Thai research consortium to develop technologies for liquid biofuels using catalysts

May 29, 2018 |

In Thailand, SCG Chemicals entered into memorandum of understanding on R&D collaboration of “CAT-REAC Industrial Project” with the Thailand Research Fund (TRF), Thailand Research Fund and Chulalongkorn University. The MoU was also signed by founding partners from 5 private organizations. The collaboration of government, educational institutions, and private sector will foster knowledge creation to seek […]

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Thailand to boost raw sugar consumption for ethanol

Thailand to boost raw sugar consumption for ethanol

May 15, 2018 |

In Thailand, Reuters reports that the country will boost the volume of raw sugar it uses for ethanol production to 500,000 metric tons from the typical 200,000 tons diverted for feedstock. Thailand has produced a record 14 million tons of sugar this season but is trying to find ways to divert sugar from the world […]

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Thai biodiesel industry wants B10 to start in 2018 to soak up excess palm oil

Thai biodiesel industry wants B10 to start in 2018 to soak up excess palm oil

April 23, 2018 |

In Thailand, the biodiesel producers association wants the government to boost biodiesel blending to 10% in an effort to sop up excess palm oil supplies. B10 is anticipated for 2019, up from the current 7% blending mandate, but industry wants the government to move that timetable forward in order to absorb another 500,000 metric tons […]

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St1 completes Etanolix® pilot plant at Thailand’s Ubon Bio Ethanol

St1 completes Etanolix® pilot plant at Thailand’s Ubon Bio Ethanol

April 4, 2018 |

In Thailand, St1 has completed the construction of Etanolix® pilot plant at Ubon Bio Ethanol Ltd’s starch and ethanol plant site in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. In the project St1 is piloting its own technology to produce advanced ethanol for transportation using cassava pulp as feedstock. The pilot plant will be operated for a year in […]

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Thai natgas company moves forward with biomass power and bio-CNG projects

Thai natgas company moves forward with biomass power and bio-CNG projects

March 20, 2018 |

In Thailand, natural gas company Sakol Energy has jumped into renewables following its IPO in November. Recently it received the last of the required licenses for its 9.9MW biomass power projects in Prae Province, a project that it now owns 80% of. It will use pellets as feedstock and sell power to the local grid […]

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Thai B10 policy could be ready for early 2019

Thai B10 policy could be ready for early 2019

March 19, 2018 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that the government plans to implement a B10 mandate by early 2019, up from the B7 policy currently in place, in order to help absorb 43% of the palm oil glut on the domestic market that is weighing on prices. The Department of Energy Business launched a B10 trial […]

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