Tag: Thailand

Thai biodiesel producers ask government to stop cutting blending

Thai biodiesel producers ask government to stop cutting blending

May 11, 2022 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports the national biodiesel association is asking the government to not cut biodiesel blending even further, currently at 5% with expectations of dropping lower, as production is currently only running at 30% of capacity while consumption has fallen by 40%. Blending rates have been as high as 20% in […]

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Bangchak, BBGI and Thanachok Oil team up on 1M liter/day SAF facility

Bangchak, BBGI and Thanachok Oil team up on 1M liter/day SAF facility

May 2, 2022 |

In Thailand, Bangchak Group and BBGI Public Company Limited signed a memorandum of understanding for the procurement of raw materials, products, plant construction, and retail of sustainable biofuels with Thanachok Oil Light Company Limited, Thailand’s leader in integrated vegetable oil business for over 40 years, as a preparation for the construction of a new production […]

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Thailand limits biodiesel blending to 5% through at least March

Thailand limits biodiesel blending to 5% through at least March

February 3, 2022 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports the Energy Policy Administration has decided that as of Saturday, 5% biodiesel blends will be the highest allowed, removing B7 from the market, at least until the end of March. The government capped diesel prices in March, so in order to keep the national coffers in order in […]

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Sulzer delivering technology to NatureWorks’ latest biopolymer manufacturing facility

Sulzer delivering technology to NatureWorks’ latest biopolymer manufacturing facility

January 26, 2022 |

In Thailand, Sulzer is delivering customized state-of-the-art production technology to NatureWorks’ latest biopolymer manufacturing facility which will be located in Nakhon Sawan Biocomplex, Thailand. Developed to support the increasing global demand for polylactic acid (PLA) bioplastics, the fully integrated plant will utilize Sulzer Chemtech’s advanced lactide purification and polymer production technology to produce 75’000 tons […]

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Prized poop: Elephant dung bricks win design award

Prized poop: Elephant dung bricks win design award

January 3, 2022 |

In Thailand, architect Boonserm Premthada has won the designboom social impact Design Prize for developing bricks made from elephant dung.  Made in the Thai village of ban ta klang—an area known for having many domesticated elephants—the bricks are just the first step in promoting the use of elephant dung, Premthada tells Design Boom. “With potentials […]

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Thai palm oil farmers won’t allow B10 and B20 freeze to go beyond four months

Thai palm oil farmers won’t allow B10 and B20 freeze to go beyond four months

December 6, 2021 |

In Thailand, the Pattaya Mail newspaper reports that palm oil farmers will only permit the government to restrict biodiesel blending to 7% for four months. The government announced a temporary halt between December 1 and March 31 on B10 and B20, which will cut palm oil demand by 17,000 metric tons per month. The growers […]

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Thailand caps fuel prices and drops B10 and B20 in response to high palm oil prices

Thailand caps fuel prices and drops B10 and B20 in response to high palm oil prices

November 25, 2021 |

In Thailand, the Pattaya Mail newspaper reports the Energy Policy Administration Committee has decided to cap the price of B7 at 83.7 cents per liter until March in an effort to rein in soaring energy prices, especially for businesses and truckers. Only B7 will be available until March with B10 and B20 being pulled from […]

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Thailand dips into oil fund to keep B10 below price limit

Thailand dips into oil fund to keep B10 below price limit

October 11, 2021 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports the government was forced to tap into the oil fund in order to ensure that B10 remained affordable for drivers in light of fuel rising five times in September. The government has set the price for B10 slightly lower than B7 to drive demand for the higher blended fuel. […]

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Braskem signs MOU with SCG Chemicals to potentially invest in Thai bioplastics production

Braskem signs MOU with SCG Chemicals to potentially invest in Thai bioplastics production

September 14, 2021 |

In Thailand, Braskem has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the SCG Chemicals, one of the largest integrated petrochemical companies in Thailand and an industry leader in Asia, to perform studies to jointly invest in a new bio-ethanol dehydration plant in Thailand to produce bio-ethylene and bio-based polyethylene. If the feasibility studies are approved […]

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Braskem and SCG Chemicals studying biobased PE joint venture in Thailand

Braskem and SCG Chemicals studying biobased PE joint venture in Thailand

September 13, 2021 |

In Thailand, Braskem and SCG Chemicals are considering a joint venture to produce biobased ethylene for conversion into polyethylene plastic. Braskem already produces biobased PE at its facility in Triunfo, Brazil, which it sells under the tradename I’m greenTM.  “Amidst the ever increasing demand for circular economy and sustainable solutions worldwide, we keep looking for […]

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