Tag: Thailand

Bangchak Petroluem to spin off biofuels business via IPO later in 2018

Bangchak Petroluem to spin off biofuels business via IPO later in 2018

February 1, 2018 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that Bangchak Petroluem plans to spin off its biofuels business BBGI later in the year via public listing so it may expand production both at home and abroad as part of a wider investment drive of around $3.5 billion by 2022. The company currently produces 1.7 billion liters of […]

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Global Green Chemical to approve plans for $218.5 million biorefinery by Q3

Global Green Chemical to approve plans for $218.5 million biorefinery by Q3

January 11, 2018 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that Global Green Chemical expects to approve the plans for developing its $218.5 million biorefinery complex by the third quarter this year. The facility will be located near sugar miller Kaset Thai International Sugar Corporation, PTT Global Chemical’s 50% joint venture partner in the project. The first phase of […]

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Thai bioeconomy development plan could be approved by cabinet in early 2018

Thai bioeconomy development plan could be approved by cabinet in early 2018

January 1, 2018 |

In Thailand, the cabinet is waiting to receive the first ever proposal for a bioeconomy development plan that is aimed at attracting private sector investment to boost the agri-economy as well as interest in tech companies. Hopes are that the policy could be approved by the cabinet early in 2018 and follows on work begun […]

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USGC takes trip to Indonesia and Thailand on biofuel collaboration

USGC takes trip to Indonesia and Thailand on biofuel collaboration

December 31, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., U.S. Grains Council representatives traveled to Indonesia and Thailand to engage with their governments and help develop biofuel policies that include a larger role for ethanol trade. Indonesia’s mandate that was established in a national ethanol policy in 2006 has been mostly unmet, so USGC is hoping to help develop a consistent […]

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IHI to scale up algae aviation fuel technology in Thailand ahead of Tokyo 2020 Games

IHI to scale up algae aviation fuel technology in Thailand ahead of Tokyo 2020 Games

November 2, 2017 |

In Thailand, Japan’s IHI is seeking to have commercial microalgae-to-aviation fuel technology ready in time to supply the 2020 Tokyo Olympics so is preparing a large-scale trial in conjunction with Siam Cement Group at SCG’s land in Saraburi Province in central Thailand. The project aims to scale up technology developed by Japan’s New Energy Industrial […]

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Thai Agro Energy Company facing fines and lawsuits for wastewater spill

Thai Agro Energy Company facing fines and lawsuits for wastewater spill

October 5, 2017 |

In Thailand, the Thai Agro Energy Company ethanol plant in Suphan Buri will be sued at a minimum by the industry ministry for violating the Factories Act and by residents of the 35 villages who suffered damage to property and local waterways as a result of the company’s wastewater treatment system overflowing last weekend. Fines […]

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Thai ethanol plant shut for 45 days following wastewater spill

Thai ethanol plant shut for 45 days following wastewater spill

October 2, 2017 |

In Thailand, an ethanol plant in Suphan Buri province has been temporarily shut down for 45 days following the overflow of its wastewater treatment plant into nearby villages and waterways after heavy rains forced it to overflow. Fishkills have been reported as well as damage to communities, sugarcane fields and rice paddies. Local officials have […]

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Thailand orders 40% increase in biodiesel stocks to support palm fruit prices

Thailand orders 40% increase in biodiesel stocks to support palm fruit prices

June 21, 2017 |

In Thailand, the government is calling for a 40% increase in biodiesel stocks held by oil companies to 90 million liters to help absorb excess palm oil supplies and support prices. Palm fruit prices were expected to respond within a week as a result of the policy shift. The country currently blends 7% biodiesel. About […]

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Impress ethanol plant $36.7 million expansion seen boosting owner’s profits

Impress ethanol plant $36.7 million expansion seen boosting owner’s profits

May 18, 2017 |

In Thailand, the second phase of Malaysia’s KNM Group’s ethanol plant, expanding the Impress facility to 500,000 liters per day from the current 200,000 liters per day from cassava, is expected to provide the company with long-term recurring income. The $36.7 million expansion project should take 18 months to complete. Profits from the first phase […]

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Thai researchers use yeast to lower cassava ethanol production costs

Thai researchers use yeast to lower cassava ethanol production costs

March 22, 2017 |

In Thailand, researchers from the Thailand Institute of Science and Technological Research have discovered that the yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae can be used to better produce ethanol from cassava thanks to its heat resistance and speed in consuming sugars, reducing production costs down to those of molasses. The research leading to the discovery took 18 months […]

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