Tag: Thailand

Thai researchers accelerating SAF production from yeast

Thai researchers accelerating SAF production from yeast

July 16, 2024 |

In Thailand, researchers from Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Science are accelerating their technological development to scale up the production of aviation biofuel from yeast. This is an extension of the successful results of research that found a strain of yeast with a high potential for producing fat for use in aviation fuel. In addition to […]

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Thailand Board of Investment greenlight’s Braskem JV’s $1.54B bio-ethylene project

Thailand Board of Investment greenlight’s Braskem JV’s $1.54B bio-ethylene project

June 25, 2024 |

In Thailand, the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI) approved the investment promotion applications of eight large projects worth a combined $1.54 billion, including a bio-ethylene plant project by the local joint venture of Brazil’s Braskem. Braskem Siam Co., Ltd., a joint venture between Braskem and Thailand’s SCG Chemicals PCL, received approval for the investment to […]

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Thai team develops durable leather alternative from pineapples

Thai team develops durable leather alternative from pineapples

June 24, 2024 |

In Thailand, researchers at Mahidol University have converted waste pineapple leaves into a leather alternative stronger than polyurethane. The material is made by extracting the leaves’ fibers, half of which are subsequently treated with sodium hydroxide. The fibers are then made into non-woven sheets coated with natural rubber latex. The sheets are then heated, compressed, […]

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Thailand approves Braskem-SCGC biobased ethylene plant

Thailand approves Braskem-SCGC biobased ethylene plant

June 17, 2024 |

In Thailand, Braskem Siam Co., Ltd. has received approval from the Thailand Board of Investment for a 19.3 billion baht ($526 million), 200,000 tons/year biobased ethylene plant. The project will convert ethanol produced using agricultural products such as sugarcane, cassava, and corn as feedstock. Braskem Siam, a joint venture between leading biopolymer producer Braskem and […]

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Bangchak to buy more B100 to support palm oil prices

Bangchak to buy more B100 to support palm oil prices

June 4, 2024 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post newspaper reports Bangchak is looking to procure B100 in an effort to help support palm oil prices, at the request of the Department of Internal Trade. The ministry will set the price that BBGI will pay for the crude palm oil, prices which will be aligned with palm oil prices, […]

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Bangchak expects revenue increase via biofuels business

Bangchak expects revenue increase via biofuels business

May 26, 2024 |

In Thailand, The Bangkok Post reported that BBGI, the biotechnology arm of energy conglomerate Bangchak Corporation Plc, expects a significant increase in revenue driven by key businesses such as biofuels that have a promising business outlook following Bangchak’s takeover of Esso Thailand. The gasohol and biodiesel business alone should increase revenue by 30% this year, […]

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NatureWorks secures loan for Thailand PLA site

NatureWorks secures loan for Thailand PLA site

May 20, 2024 |

In Thailand, leading polylactic acid producer NatureWorks has obtained a $350-million loan to finance its fully integrated PLA plant at the Nakhon Sawan Biocomplex. The loan, provided by Krungthai Bank PCL, will support both the construction and ongoing operations at the facility. The plant will utilize locally sourced sugarcane as feedstock. “This funding will enable […]

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Thai companies collaborate to develop waste-to-energy power plants

Thai companies collaborate to develop waste-to-energy power plants

April 26, 2024 |

In Thailand, Asean Now reported that a consortium of Thai power and waste management companies intend to build 12 waste-to-energy power facilities and three refuse-derived fuel production plants.  Acting Managing Director of waste services company Earth Tech Environment, Supawat Khunvoravinij, stated that the goal is to create facilities capable of power generation while improving industrial […]

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Thai researchers scale up SAF production from yeast

Thai researchers scale up SAF production from yeast

April 23, 2024 |

In Thailand, researchers from Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Science are accelerating their technological development to scale up the production of aviation biofuel from yeast. This is an extension of the successful results of research that found a strain of yeast with a high potential for producing fat for use in aviation fuel. In addition to producing yeast […]

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Bangchak and Sumitomo create UCO partnership for SAF

Bangchak and Sumitomo create UCO partnership for SAF

April 4, 2024 |

In Thailand, Bangchak and Sumitomo have joined forces in a strategic partnership through a framework agreement for the purchase and sale of used cooking oil (UCO) and neat SAF. This collaboration marks a pivotal advancement in the strategic partnership between the two corporations, underscoring their shared values and dedication to sustainable development and environmental stewardship. […]

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