Tag: Thailand

Thailand to use 1.4 million tons of rotten rice to produce ethanol

Thailand to use 1.4 million tons of rotten rice to produce ethanol

July 2, 2015 |

In Thailand, seven ethanol plants have the capacity to use deteriorated rice as feedstock and are likely to be brought into the government’s plan to use up to 1.4 million metric tons for ethanol production. The process should take about four months and will help to offset the lack of available cassava for feedstock. The […]

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Mitr Phol to invest $30 million to expand ethanol production

Mitr Phol to invest $30 million to expand ethanol production

June 16, 2015 |

In Thailand, Mitr Phol plans to dedicate $130 million to renewable energy investments with $30 million going towards expanding existing ethanol production at its Kalasin province distillery to 1.45 million liters a day from 1.2 million. Another $89 million will go towards biomass power projects. Investments include solar rooftops as well as dry yeast from […]

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Thailand takes second stab at offloading 13 million tons of substandard rice

Thailand takes second stab at offloading 13 million tons of substandard rice

June 8, 2015 |

In Thailand, the government is again looking to offload 13 million metric tons of low quality and rotten rice not fit for human consumption to ethanol producer and animal feed manufacturers. Of the total, about 2 million tons are rotten. The government tried to do so before but the price offered by industry was too […]

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Thai Agro Industry looks to acquire two more ethanol plants

Thai Agro Industry looks to acquire two more ethanol plants

April 22, 2015 |

In Thailand, Thai Agro Industry is looking to acquire an additional 200,000 liters per day of ethanol production, boosting its total daily production capacity to 550,000 liters, with the purchase of two ethanol plants located in the central part of the country. They use molasses as feedstock, have licenses to operate but aren’t yet ready […]

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Thailand re-examining ethanol policy in light of falling oil prices

Thailand re-examining ethanol policy in light of falling oil prices

April 7, 2015 |

In Thailand, the energy ministry is reviewing its plans to promote ethanol consumption in light of lower petrol prices. The policy had been to consume 9 billion liters annually by 2021, up from 3.5 billion liters now, but cheaper gasoline will make the aims difficult to achieve. Promoting E85 has been ruled out because it […]

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Thai ethanol producers urging government to keep price gap between gas and ethanol

Thai ethanol producers urging government to keep price gap between gas and ethanol

March 4, 2015 |

In Thailand, the national ethanol producers association is urging the government to maintain the price gap between ethanol and gasoline despite falling oil prices. The association warned that if the government didn’t artificially maintain the gap, it could take up to six years for ethanol demand to return to current levels. On Monday, ministers will […]

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Buriram Sugar to invest $30.6 million in ethanol plant

Buriram Sugar to invest $30.6 million in ethanol plant

February 11, 2015 |

In Thailand, Buriram Sugar plans to invest $30.6 million in a 150,000 liter per day ethanol plant despite falling oil prices because the government is still continuing to support biofuels. The company just inaugurated a second co-generation boiler adding 9MW of additional power production for the national grid.

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Thailand slashes B7 mandate by half due to low palm oil supplies

Thailand slashes B7 mandate by half due to low palm oil supplies

January 21, 2015 |

In Thailand, the government is slashing the B7 mandate to just 3.5% in order to reserve palm oil supplies. With stocks down to just 100,000 metric tons, the importation of 50,000 tons has been approved to ensure enough supplies for cooking oil. The smaller stocks is a result of the annual dry season period when […]

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Thai ethanol producers want government to maintain price gap with gasoline

Thai ethanol producers want government to maintain price gap with gasoline

January 5, 2015 |

In Thailand, the country’s ethanol producers association is urging the government to maintain the price gap between ethanol and gasoline to ensure continued demand for ethanol, rather than allow falling petrol prices reduce ethanol demand. If the price gap is not maintained, the association estimates it could take five to six years to return to […]

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NatureWorks Asia seeking $78.2 million in soft loans for bio-plastics in Thailand

NatureWorks Asia seeking $78.2 million in soft loans for bio-plastics in Thailand

August 21, 2014 |

In Thailand, NatureWorks Asia Pacific, a joint venture between PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) and based Cargill, are requesting the government to provide $78.2 million in soft loans to help jumpstart the bio-plastics industry in the country. Those loans would then spur 40 times the investment from the private sector within the next five to 10 years, […]

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