Tag: Thailand

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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Thailand to order utility to buy 200,000 cu m more palm oil for electricity production

Thailand to order utility to buy 200,000 cu m more palm oil for electricity production

May 9, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that as part of its continued effort to boost consumption of palm oil and thereby improve prices for the all-important commodity, the government plans to order the state-owned utility to buy 200,000 cubic meters of palm oil for electricity production spread out evenly on a quarterly basis over a […]

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Government adds three more provinces to biochemical hub

Government adds three more provinces to biochemical hub

May 1, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the country is moving ahead quickly with the development of its bioeconomy initiatives with implementation of three new areas in the biochemical hub in Chachoengsao, Ubon Ratchathani and Lop Buri beyond the four already under way in Khon Kaen, Nakhon Sawan, Kamphaeng Phet and Udon Thani. The […]

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Thailand working to ensure trucks can run on B20 when mandate rolls out

Thailand working to ensure trucks can run on B20 when mandate rolls out

April 10, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that the government is working with truck manufacturers to ensure that when the B20 mandate is implemented there won’t be issues with warranties. Toyota has confirmed that its Hilux and Fortuner models are already compliant with the fuel, and the costs to run the top of the line […]

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Thai B20 mandate set for end-April

Thai B20 mandate set for end-April

April 8, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that the government has set the end of April as the start date for the B10 blending mandate, rising from 7% blending currently. B20 is being eyed for buses and trucks as well as the government looks for ways to absorb the palm oil surplus that is hanging over […]

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Scania welcomes Thailand’s push to decarbonize transport with B20

Scania welcomes Thailand’s push to decarbonize transport with B20

January 30, 2019 |

In Thailand, as Scania prepares to open its new manufacturing hub in the country that will serve for the Asia and Oceana region, it welcomed the country’s move towards B20, saying that all of its diesel trucks can run on 100% biodiesel following a long history of working with the fuel in Europe. The country’s […]

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Thailand cuts off US-origin DDGS due to beetle infestation

Thailand cuts off US-origin DDGS due to beetle infestation

January 14, 2019 |

In Thailand, Reuters reports that the government has halted imports of US-produced DDGS unless it has been “properly fumigated” due to two shipments in August and November that had been infested with Khapra beetle. Thailand and the US are negotiating with gas is best to use for the fumigation—Thailand wants methyl bromide while the US […]

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Thailand’s MCE aims to hit 100% ethanol production capacity by 2021

Thailand’s MCE aims to hit 100% ethanol production capacity by 2021

January 9, 2019 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that Mae Sod Clean Energy expects to reach full capacity at its 260,000 liter per day ethanol facility in Tak province by 2021. The plant uses sugarcane as feedstock which will reach 1 million metric tons per year of demand when it achieves production capacity. At the moment, the […]

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Thai CNG producer looks at bio-CNG and biomass power to diversify revenues

Thai CNG producer looks at bio-CNG and biomass power to diversify revenues

December 17, 2018 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports that CNG producer SKE plans to double its revenue next year on the back of investments in bio-CNG and biomass-based electricity production. Bio-CNG along with its fossil-based counterpart will likely be 60% of revenues next year with the rest coming from biomass-based power when the facility comes online […]

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Thailand sees policy measures absorbing 420,000 ton palm oil surplus by May

Thailand sees policy measures absorbing 420,000 ton palm oil surplus by May

November 27, 2018 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that by May 2019, the country should be able to absorb as much as 420,000 metric tons of the current palm oil surplus thanks to switching two major power plants to palm oil, pushing large buses and trucks to B20 and lifting the small car fleet blending mandate to […]

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