Tag: Thailand

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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NatureWorks to move forward with $600M PLA facility in Thailand

NatureWorks to move forward with $600M PLA facility in Thailand

August 24, 2021 |

In Thailand, continuing its global manufacturing expansion plan, NatureWorks has obtained final authorization from parent companies, GC International Corporation Company Limited, a subsidiary of PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (GC) and Cargill Incorporated (Cargill), to build a new Ingeo™️ PLA manufacturing complex in Thailand. NatureWorks plans to invest in excess of $600 million to […]

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NatureWorks gets final approval to build massive bioplastics facility

NatureWorks gets final approval to build massive bioplastics facility

August 9, 2021 |

In Thailand, biobased polylactic acid maker NatureWorks has received final permission from parent companies Cargill and GC International Corporation to build a $600 million, 75,000 metric tons per year production facility. The site at the Nakhon Sawan Biocomplex will produce lactic acid, lactide, and biopolymer. Construction is set to begin in the second quarter of […]

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Krungsri Research sees up to 4% annual growth for Thai biodiesel demand

Krungsri Research sees up to 4% annual growth for Thai biodiesel demand

May 25, 2021 |

In Thailand, the research arm of Krungsri Bank has released its latest biodiesel outlook for the next three years where it says growing demand of up to 4% per year will see demand grow to as high as 5.7 million liters by 2023. Although the government is using biodiesel as a way to support palm […]

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Thailand drops E20 policy due to high costs of biofuels

Thailand drops E20 policy due to high costs of biofuels

February 16, 2021 |

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports the plans to implement 20% ethanol blending have been scrapped indefinitely due to the high costs of ethanol. Ethanol is produced from sugarcane and cassava in Thailand, but the production cost is nearly twice that of gasoline, while biodiesel produced from palm oil is nearly triple the cost of […]

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