Tag: Thailand

Thai government to support up to 300,000 farmers with palm oil price floor program

Thai government to support up to 300,000 farmers with palm oil price floor program

August 20, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Vietnam News Agency reports that the Thai government decided at a National Oil Palm Policy Committee of Thailand meeting earlier this week to approve a minimum oil price for oil palm farmers of 13 cents per liter for a maximum of four hectares of production. About 300,000 farmers are expected to benefit […]

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Thailand to revive napier grass for biogas project

Thailand to revive napier grass for biogas project

August 12, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the government is looking to revive a proposed project from 2012-2013 that would produce biogas from napier grass in line with a national push for increased bioenergy production. Most of the country’s strategic plan to boost biogas production to 546MW by 2037 relies on animal manure for […]

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Thailand looks to palm oil-based biolubricants as major bioeconomy opportunity

Thailand looks to palm oil-based biolubricants as major bioeconomy opportunity

August 5, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that biolubricants from palm oil products among other potential feedstocks could be a boon for the farming industry as part of the country’s growing focus on developing a strong bioeconomy. The use of palm oil as feedstock for biolubricants is also seen as another way to reduce the […]

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Thailand to continue B20 subsidies for another two months

Thailand to continue B20 subsidies for another two months

July 31, 2019 |

In Thailand, the government has decided to extend subsidization of B20 at the pump for another two months in order to provide relief to drivers and try to continue to increase demand for the fuel, which is currently around 5 million liters per day. The government began subsidizing the fuel in an effort to eat […]

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Thai government sues Rajburi Ethanol over week-long 2016 wastewater spill

Thai government sues Rajburi Ethanol over week-long 2016 wastewater spill

July 10, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that the government wants Rajburi Ethanol to pay nearly $200,000 in damages following a wastewater leak that included molasses over the course of nearly a week in October 2016 that led to significant fish kill. The Pollution Control Department and Fisheries Department sued the company for damages related to […]

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Groundbreaking for Thai bioeconomy park seen for October

Groundbreaking for Thai bioeconomy park seen for October

July 8, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the planned bioeconomy park co-located at Kaset Thai’s sugar mill in Takhli will likely celebrate its groundbreaking in October. The facility to be jointly owned by Kaset Thai International Sugar and Global Green Chemicals aims to produce biochemical products. The first phase of the project will require […]

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Thailand to phase out B7 completely by November 2020

Thailand to phase out B7 completely by November 2020

June 27, 2019 |

In Thailand, with the government preparing to announce B10 will be the official diesel at the pump nationwide from November, replacing the current B7, it plans to see B7 completely ushered out by November 2020. With 900 fueling stations across the country currently supplying B20, only 28 stations have B10 available at the pump. The […]

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Thai government looking to wind down biofuel subsidies in the name of fuel price stability

Thai government looking to wind down biofuel subsidies in the name of fuel price stability

June 13, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the government may look to end subsidies for 20% and 85% ethanol as well as 10% and 20% biodiesel blends in the next three years on the back of concerns that the subsidies are negatively impacting fuel price stability. New laws that came in in late May […]

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Public sale of B10 officially launched in Thailand

Public sale of B10 officially launched in Thailand

May 30, 2019 |

In Thailand, PetrolPlaza reports that B10 fuel officially went on sale this week when the country’s energy minister officiated at the first public sale, known as UltraForce Diesel B10 and retailed by PTT. In an effort to encourage drivers to switch to B10 from the current standard of B7, there is a 3 cent per […]

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Thailand set to have B10 become the standard by next week

Thailand set to have B10 become the standard by next week

May 14, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that B10 will be the standard diesel fuel in the country by next week, rising from the current B7 blend. Both fuels, for which international standards will also be announced next week, will be available because only Isuzu and Toyota have announced that their pickups, vans and trucks are […]

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