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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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PTT may use spoiled rice for ethanol

PTT may use spoiled rice for ethanol

July 30, 2014 |

In Thailand, the Finance Ministry may sell 100,000 metric tons of spoiled rice to PTT for use as ethanol feedstock after discovering that so much of the rice pledged by farmers at between THB15,000 and THB20,000 per ton had spoiled. Though the price still has to be negotiated, the finance ministry’s permanent secretary expects that […]

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PTT teams with Mitr Phol on E85 for northern Thailand

PTT teams with Mitr Phol on E85 for northern Thailand

April 8, 2014 |

In Thailand, PTT and Mitr Phol are setting up a joint venture to produce E85. The $939,000 facility will be online by the end of 2014, producing half a million liters of fuel daily.  PTT will then distribute the fuel in the northern and northeastern parts of the country, helping to extend E85 availability beyond […]

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Thailand’s PTT sees algae competitive in 2017 at $150/barrel

Thailand’s PTT sees algae competitive in 2017 at $150/barrel

September 5, 2012 |

In Thailand, PTT expects algae biodiesel to be commercially viable by 2017 at $150 per barrel where they expect oil prices to be by then, up from the current $110 per barrel. Finding appropriate strains of algae and increased economy-of-scale will be the major drivers for algae biodiesel competitiveness.

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The Top 10 Advanced biofuels and biorefining companies in Asia

The Top 10 Advanced biofuels and biorefining companies in Asia

September 3, 2012 |

As the US and Canada take a day off, we look at the hottest advanced technologies developing in Asia. Today, the US and Canada are celebrating Labor Day, but hard work goes on throughout Asia. Advanced biorefineries have a special place in that region’s growth plans, owing to a shortage of fossil fuels, and abundance […]

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PTT to open its new ethanol facility in November

PTT to open its new ethanol facility in November

August 28, 2012 |

In Thailand, PTT is planning to open its 400,000 liter per day cassava and molasses-based ethanol production facility in Ubon Ratchani in November. The facility will produce both hydrous and anhydrous ethanol.

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Myriant’s debt deal: A light at the end of a long, bio-based tunnel

Myriant’s debt deal: A light at the end of a long, bio-based tunnel

June 18, 2012 |

Myriant closes first bio-based chemicals loan under USDA’s Business and Industry Loan Guarantee Program. Industry’s first private bond placement under innovative structure developed to finance advanced industrial scale-up; Q1 2013 commercial start-up in sight In Massachusetts, Myriant announced it closed a $25 million private bond placement for the construction of its flagship commercial bio-succinic acid […]

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