Tag: Thailand

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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Sakol Energy closes 3 bioenergy deals in 3 months

Sakol Energy closes 3 bioenergy deals in 3 months

March 11, 2018 |

In Thailand, natural gas provider, Sakol Energy, is on a role with three bioenergy deals in the last three months following it’s listing in Thailand’s stock market. Sakol is moving towards becoming an integrated power producer and acquired Mae Krating Biomass Power Plant. They plan on starting construction as soon as possible and to start […]

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PTT teams with academia and private sector to improve biofuel catalysts

PTT teams with academia and private sector to improve biofuel catalysts

February 15, 2018 |

In Thailand, PTT has teamed with the Thai Research Fund, Chulalongkorn University, SCG Chemicals, IRPC, Global Green Chemical, and TPK Ethanol in a project that seeks to improve production efficiency, extend lifespan, and reduce costs for importing catalysts and absorbents in biodiesel and ethanol industries. The CAT-REAC Industrial Project is set to cost $2.1 million […]

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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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