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2016 DDGS Exports Reached Second Highest Level on Record
February 20, 2017 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  U.S. exports of distillers grains totaled 11.48 million metric tons (mmt) in 2016, down 10 percent from 2015’s record-high but still the second-highest on record, according to a 10-page summary …

IPO-bound Global Green to Set up Biochem Complex in Thailand
February 7, 2017 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

by Chalida Ekvitthayavechnukul (Deal Street Asia)  Global Green Chemical Pcl (GGC), a subsidiary of Thailand’s leading chemical manufacturer PTT Global Chemical Pcl (PTTGC), is reviewing a plan to set up a multi-billion-baht biochemical complex in Thailand.

“We …

St1 Signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a Bioethanol Pilot Project in Thailand
January 27, 2017 – 10:22 am | No Comment

(St1)  Finnish technology turns cassava waste into ethanol  —  St1 signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a bioethanol pilot project in Thailand.  St1, a Finnish energy company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Ubon …

Thailand Announces $11.3 Billion 10-Year Plan to Build Sugarcane and Cassava Bioeconomy
January 26, 2017 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week we reported from Thailand:  “The government launched its 10-year plan to build a bioeconomy hub for the region with private and public sector investment expected to reach $11.3 billion …

Sugar, Sugar: Toray, Mitsui Set out to Build Monster Cellulosic Sugar Plant in Asia
January 17, 2017 – 3:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last week we reported that Toray Industries has teamed with Mitsui to produce cellulosic sugars from bagasse leftover from the sugar production process at Thai sugar mills.

The companies will invest up …

PTG to Make Ethanol from Cassava Pulp
January 13, 2017 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post) PTG Energy Plc (PTG), a SET-listed oil retailer, and Eiamburapa Co (EBP), a top producer of tapioca products, have teamed up to develop what they say will be the world’s first facility that makes …

Toray to Make Biofuel Feedstock from Sugar Cane in Thailand
January 6, 2017 – 11:12 am | No Comment

(Nikkei Asian Review)  Japanese company’s tech can cut costs at planned processing plant  —  Toray Industries looks to tap sugar cane waste in Thailand to produce raw materials for biofuel, a revenue source that fits with …

Kaset Thai Upbeat on Q4 Ethanol Revenue
January 2, 2017 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Biofuel gains to back core sugar business  —  SET-listed Kaset Thai International Sugar Corporation Plc (KTIS) expects seasonal rising petrol demand in the last quarter of this year to boost its ethanol business …

Ethanol Makers to Ink Cassava Deal
December 20, 2016 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Phusadee Arunmas (Bangkok Post)  Ethanol makers have agreed to buy 10,000 tonnes of cassava root a day from farmers at 1.9 baht a kilogramme in a bid to raise farm income and stabilise fresh cassava …

TAIA: Look beyond EVs to Ethanol
December 12, 2016 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

by Piyachart Maikaew (Bangkok Post) …  “The US is weighing its support for ethanol fuel, aiming to promote E30 blends in lieu of the E10 it supports now, indicating its interest in alternative energy for …

Rotting Rice to Be Used to Make Ethanol
December 8, 2016 – 2:40 pm | No Comment

by Yuthana Praiwan (Bangkok Post)  Almost 4 million tonnes of decaying rice kept in government stocks for more than two years is expected to be used as feedstock to produce ethanol, due to be in …

SabrTech’s RiverBox Algal Biomass Platform
November 14, 2016 – 11:35 am | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Halifax, Nova Scotia’s clean-tech company SabrTech describes its main product, The RiverBox™, as “the world’s first modular, scalable and rapidly deployable biofilm platform for the production of algal biomass,” writes Peter Moreira, …

Aquatic Weed May Feed Biofuel Boom
October 24, 2016 – 9:11 pm | No Comment

by Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat ( Bangkok Post)  A Thai research team has successfully produced ethanol from water hyacinth. Now it needs to find the technology to turn the result into a viable business —  A Thai …

Accepting Applications for 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships
October 21, 2016 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships. Fellows will work with a mentor at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service or a U.S. …

For the Welfare of His People
October 18, 2016 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Benefits to the nation bestowed by His Majesty’s Sufficiency Economy Philosophy  —  … Throughout his 70 years on the throne, King Bhumibol Adulyadej initiated more than 4,500 royal development projects, all of which were …

USGC Hosts Southeast Asian Industry Representatives on an Ethanol Tour
October 13, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The US Grains Council (USGC) recently hosted a team of car, fuel, and ethanol industry representatives from Southeast Asia to engage in a fact finding mission about higher blends of ethanol in the …

Global Biodiesel Production and Consumption Statistics
September 30, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

(IEA Task 39) Global biodiesel production and consumption is forecast to rise by 14% from 2016 to 2020, driven by the fulfillment of current biofuel policies in the US, Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia and the EU, according …

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Publishes Regular GAIN Reports on Biofuels in Countries around the World
September 30, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service publishes regular GAIN reports on biofuels in countries around the world. Some of the recent reports included the European Union (download), Japan (download), Philippines (download), Brazil (download), Colombia (download), Canada (download), Thailand …

Vietnam Fuel Giant Asks for Tax Support to Keep Unpopular Biofuel in Business
September 22, 2016 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

(VN Express International)  The government continues to miss its targets for the cleaner, cassava-based fuel. State-owned fuel giant PetroVietnam has asked the government for tax support to save its new biofuel business from going bankrupt due …

Global Biofuels Market Will Gain Momentum Due to Increasing Energy Security Until 2020, Says Technavio
September 18, 2016 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

(BusinessWire/Technavio)  The global biofuels market is expected grow at a CAGR of nearly 6% during the forecast period, according to Technavio’s latest report.

In this report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the …

KL, Jakarta to Appoint ‘Ambassador of Palm Oil’
September 1, 2016 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Daily Express)   Malaysia and Indonesia plan to appoint an “Ambassador of Palm Oil” to promote the benefits of consuming palm oil products in the international market.

Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Datuk Seri Mah …

Biomass-Based Diesel Mandates and Trade Trends around the World
September 1, 2016 – 10:25 am | No Comment

by Susan Olson (Genscape/Biofuels Digest)  Biomass-based diesel mandates for blending in transportation fuel have increased in many nations worldwide over the last year. In several of these countries, domestic biodiesel production is underutilized and many …

Cambodia-Thai Cassava Woes
August 16, 2016 – 9:38 am | No Comment

by Sok Chan (Khmer Times) The value of Cambodia’s cassava exports to Thailand is being adversely affected by Thailand’s periodic closing of informal border checkpoints, forcing some farmers to grow alternative cash crops as prices wildly …

The Building Block Builders: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to BioAmber
August 16, 2016 – 9:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From the company’s IPO Prospectus: “Our proprietary technology platform combines industrial biotechnology, an innovative purification process and chemical catalysis to convert renewable feedstocks into chemicals that are cost-competitive replacements for petroleum-derived …

Thai Firm Announces Plans to Expand Biodiesel Production Capacity
August 5, 2016 – 4:39 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Global Green Chemicals, a Thai oleochemicals company, has announced plans to increase its biodiesel production capacity by setting up a second methyl-ester plant in Chon Buri province, located in the southeast of Bangkok.

GCC …

World Bank: Biofuels Production Key Factor behind Food Commodity Demand over Past Decade
August 4, 2016 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  … The World Bank report also stated: “Given the energy intensive nature of agriculture, lower energy prices will help reduce the cost of producing food commodities.

“They will also ease policy pressures to encourage production …

Strong Demand for Bioethanol from Emerging Markets to Beef up Enzyme Sector, Study Finds
July 7, 2016 – 9:01 am | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The global enzymes market is expected to reach $17.5bn by 2024 helped by strong demand for bioethanol in emerging economies, according to a new study by Grand View Research.

Growing demand for enzymes in food …

Cheating Fuel Retailers Come under Scrutiny
July 1, 2016 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

by Yuthana Priawan  (Bangkok Post)  More adulterated fuel sold as oil gets cheaper.  —  A substantial rise in fuel consumption as the oil price collapsed has coincided with a rise in the sale of adulterated …

KPMG Sees Potential for Biomass-Based Ethanol in Southeast Asia
June 30, 2016 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

by Toh Wei Zheng (Platts)  Southeast Asia could see a significant boost to its ethanol supply by using biomass as an alternative feedstock, an industry veteran said during the annual Wiz Ethanol and Biofuels Conference …

MOU Signed to Use B20 Biodiesel in Heavy Trucks
June 24, 2016 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

(Thai Visa)  The Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bangchak Petroleum Plc and three transportation and logistics operators to use B20 biodiesel in their vehicles.

According to Energy …

REN21 Report Shows Global Increase in Ethanol Production
June 15, 2016 – 7:31 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  REN21 recently published its annual overview on the state of renewable energy, reporting 2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power and renewable heat both increased, …

EPPO to Increase B10 Biodiesel Use
May 18, 2016 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(National News Bureau of Thailand)  The Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO) has instructed units under the Ministry of Energy to urgently study an increase of B10 biodiesel consumption according to the 2015-2036 Alternative Energy …

USTR Releases Special 301 Report on Protection of American Intellectual Property Rights Across the World
April 27, 2016 – 4:14 pm | No Comment

(Office of the United States Trade Representative)  Obama Administration unveils list of the world’s most significant challenges facing American intellectual property rights alongside bipartisan members of Congress and business community leaders  —  On the heels …

APEC Ethanol Forum Highlights Asia as Next Frontier For Exports
April 15, 2016 – 1:20 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council)  The growing interest for ethanol in the Asia-Pacific region is driven in part by ever-growing environmental concerns, especially those related to rising greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and deteriorating air quality, the direct results …

Second Auction for Rotten Rice Attracts Interest from Private Sector
April 6, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

(Thai PBS)  The second government auction for low-quality rice stocks has been met with positive feedback yesterday with the private sector making bids for a total of 240,000 tons worth over 1.5 billion baht. Sixteen bidders …

Cassava May Help Support Ethanol Needs
March 15, 2016 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat (Bangkok Post) Rising ethanol demand this year, coupled with expected sugar-cane production cuts due to the severe drought, are likely to force ethanol producers to switch to cassava as their feedstock instead of …

Gasohol Phase-Outs to Drive Biofuel Use
March 9, 2016 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

by Yuthana Praiwan (Bangkok Post)  Gasohol 91 will be phased out of petrol stations nationwide by 2018, with gasohol 95 to follow suit in 2027, according to the National Oil Plan for 2015-35. The Energy …

Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future
January 27, 2016 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

by Carlos Araujo (Biodiesel Magazine/Evonik Corp.)  Biodiesel is a real solution to reducing carbon emissions and mitigating the threat of climate change the world over. Many countries are adopting plans to reduce greenhouse gases, and biodiesel …

Export Markets for ‘Liquid Corn’
January 22, 2016 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Global trade for U.S. ethanol has been trending up in the past decade, becoming an important part of the industry’s growth strategy.  —   Looking at the numbers, it doesn’t …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016
January 4, 2016 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?

In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates …

TAE Seeks Ethanol Factory
December 28, 2015 – 6:59 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Thailand, Thai Agro Energy has teamed with Kamphaengphet Bio Power—a major producer and exporter of cassava—to develop a new 200,000 liter per day ethanol plant with an estimated total …

The Countries That Produce The Most Biofuels [Infographic]
December 18, 2015 – 8:50 pm | No Comment

by Niall McCarthy (Forbes) In 2010, global biofuel production reached approximately 28 billion gallons. Produced when biomass is converted directly into liquid fuel, ethanol and biodiesel are the two most common forms of biofuel in use …

CNE and Sunbird to Develop Bioethanol Facilities in Zimbabwe and Zambia
December 10, 2015 – 6:55 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  China New Energy has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Sunbird Bioenergy Africa for the development of two biorefineries, one each in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

The Memorandum of Undestanding (MOU) was signed at …

Biofuel Enzymes Market to Top USD 1bn in 2020 with Cellulosic Ethanol Help
December 2, 2015 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Plamena Tisheva (SeeNews)  The global market for biofuel enzymes is to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.4% over the next five years, driven by the shift to cellulosic ethanol, BCC Research says in …

L’Oreal’s “For Women in Science” Fellowships Recognise Advances that Could Soon Be Saving Lives
November 20, 2015 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

(NationMultiMedia.com)  L’OREAL (THAILAND), backed by the Thai National Commission for Unesco, has granted fellowships to six women researchers to foster sustainable development in fields ranging from agriculture to curing cancer. In its 13 years, the …

Global Markets and Technologies for Biofuel Enzymes
November 18, 2015 – 11:35 am | No Comment

(PR Newswire/BCC Research)  This BCC Research report explores present and future strategies within the biofuel enzymes market, which includes amylase, cellulose, xylanase, lipase and other enzymes such as protease, lysomax, FermaSure, etc. Forecasts provided through …

New Biobased Projects Around the World
November 18, 2015 – 10:28 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who’s building what, where, now. 29 projects in construction or in commissioning in Africa, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and the Americas

Despite low oil prices, first-gen biofuels and advanced …

Govt Resumes E85 Promotion with Additional Bt2/Litre Subsidy
October 5, 2015 – 10:27 pm | No Comment

by Pichaya Changsorn (The Nation)  The government yesterday agreed to resume its promotion of E85 gasohol, via the injection of an additional Bt2-per-litre subsidy for the highest ethanol-blended oil product on the market.
Energy Minister Anantaporn Kanjanarat …

Biofuels, Oil Palm and Agribusiness in Southeast Asia – Planning for Sustainability?
September 29, 2015 – 1:32 pm | No Comment

(Stockholm Environment Institute)  This brief draws together SEI research done between 2011 and 2014 on agribusiness developments – especially of oil palm – in Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

The brief presents overarching insights from …

The Building Block Builders: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to BioAmber
September 23, 2015 – 9:57 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) From the company’s IPO Prospectus: “Our proprietary technology platform combines industrial biotechnology, an innovative purification process and chemical catalysis to convert renewable feedstocks into chemicals that are cost-competitive replacements for petroleum-derived …

Biofuels Capacity to Grow to 61 BGY in 2018
September 22, 2015 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

(Lux Research/MarketWired)  Ethanol and Biodiesel Continue Their Domination but Remain Relatively Flat, While Novel Fuels and Novel Feedstocks Grow at Double-Digit Rates, Says Lux Research

Global biofuels capacity will grow to 61 billion gallons per year …

Viet Nam Aspires to Learn from Thai Experience in Developing Biofuel Industry
August 3, 2015 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

(United Nations Industrial Development Organization/Noodls.com)  Thailand’s experience in developing its biofuel industry was the focus of a meeting held today in the Ministry of Industry and Trade in Hanoi.

Puttavitte, an expert in the field, shared …

Special China Report: 10 Top Advanced Bioeconomy Stories in China and Taiwan
July 20, 2015 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The 10 Biggest Advanced Bioeconomy stories of the year we reported from the world’s second-biggest economic region.

1. DuPont, New Tianlong Industry Co. ink Cellulosic Ethanol pact; China’s first Advanced Renewable …

Research and Markets: Next Generation Biofuels Market 2015 – In-Depth Analysis of 90 Major Players Including Abengoa, Verenium, BP Plc., BASF, Shell & Iogen
July 7, 2015 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

(Research and Markets/Businesswire)  Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d87gbg/next_generation) has announced the addition of the “Next Generation Biofuels” report to their offering.

With the demand for fuel increasing globally, researchers around the world are working on making fuel from …

Plan to Convert Deteriorated Rice into Fuel
July 3, 2015 – 3:27 pm | No Comment

by Erich Parpart (The Nation)  The Energy Ministry has been assigned by the government to help off-load around 5.89 million tonnes of deteriorated rice held in stockpiles with the plan at the first stage to convert …

Pew Report Tracks Bioenergy Investments in Emerging Markets
June 3, 2015 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Pew Charitable Trusts has released a report, titled “Power Shifts: Emerging Clean Energy Markets,” that shows clean energy investment in developing countries has grown in real and relative terms.

The …

Wanted: Antibiotic-Free Chicken
June 2, 2015 – 3:49 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Consumer-driven changes peck their way up the food chain to distillers grains producers. …  The move to minimize or eliminate nontherapeutic use of antibiotics in meat production is …

Thailand Set to Become Regional Bioenergy Hub
June 2, 2015 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

by Krissana Parnsoonthorn (Bangkok Post)  Thailand has high potential to transfer biomass and biogas technology to other Asean members in the next five years, say industry experts. With abundant biomass resources and the government’s past …

China New Energy Making Progress on Hungarian and Thai Ethanol Projects
April 3, 2015 – 10:48 am | No Comment

by Isabel Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, China New Energy reports that its projects in Hungary and Thailand are proceeding well. Visontai Bioetanol Fejlesztő Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság has informed CNE that the 30 million …

Beyond Boats To China
January 19, 2015 – 5:10 pm | No Comment

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  After halting distillers grains imports late last year, the world’s top DDGS buyer is poised to resume business, but on what terms?

The prospect of China reissuing distillers grains import …

B7 Biodiesel To Be Sold In Sarawak, Sabah, Labuan From End Of January
January 17, 2015 – 2:05 pm | No Comment

(Bernama)  A total of 366 petrol kiosks in Sarawak, Sabah and Labuan will be selling B7 palm oil biodiesel from the end of this month, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas …

The Worldwide Push for Aviation Biofuels
January 16, 2015 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Keith Campbell  (Engineering News)  On October 19, 2004, the world’s first exclusively biofuel powered production aircraft received its certification, allowing it to be flown operationally. That aircraft was (and is) the Neiva (now Embraer) …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2015
January 5, 2015 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Who mandates what in biofuels? 64 countries have targets or mandates — but how much where, and when, and what?  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of …

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014: Asia and Oceania
December 29, 2014 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The East is Green. Asia is confirmed as “the new Brazil” as project developers head en masse to the friendly receptions in Asian countries — based on energy diversification and …

Biofuels Program under Review
December 29, 2014 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

by Riza T. Olchandra (Philippine Daily Inquirer)  Energy authorities are calling for more investments in biofuels as officials review a current program mandating the blending of biodiesel and ethanol in locally distributed diesel and gasoline.

There …

USGC Ethanol Assessment Team Finds Potential in the Philippines
December 22, 2014 – 6:28 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council recently led a delegation of industry leaders representing the USDA, Renewable Fuels Association, and Growth Energy to the Philippines to assess factors contributing to the large …

Ethanol Joins U.S. Fuels Dominating Global Export Market: Energy
December 5, 2014 – 11:22 am | No Comment

by Mario Parker (The Washington Post/Bloomberg)  The U.S. is adding ethanol to the list of fuels it dominates in world markets.
Exports of the additive derived from corn rose 31 percent this year to the highest …

Thailand Looking to Produce Ethanol from Rotten Rice Stocks – Officials
August 14, 2014 – 6:51 pm | No Comment

by Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat  (Reuters)  Thailand’s military government is studying a plan to use rotten rice from state stocks to produce ethanol, hoping to make use of grains that have gone bad and help reduce losses …

Thai Govt to Aim for Rubber Supply Cut to Support Prices
August 12, 2014 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Apornrath Phoonphongphiphat (Reuters)  Thailand’s military government will encourage farmers in the world’s biggest rubber producer and exporter to cut down more rubber trees in a bid to restrict supply to help shore up prices, …

Colombia’s Palm Oil Output Seen by Oil World Climbing to Record
August 7, 2014 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

(BlackSeaGrain/Bloomberg)  Palm oil production in Colombia will climb to a record this year as trees planted three years ago start to bear fruit, Oil World said.

Colombian output of palm oil, used for cooking and to …

Bangchak Buys B765m Ethanol Plant
August 4, 2014 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  SET-listed Bangchak Petroleum Plc (BCP), a majority state-owned refiner, has signed an agreement to buy most of a bioethanol factory in Chachoengsao for 765 million baht.  President Vichien Usanachotes said the board on …

Producers, Industry Veterans Describe Opportunities in Ethanol
June 12, 2014 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Ethanol has gone through many cycles, said Lucy Norton, managing director of Iowa Renewable Fuels. It became popular in the fuel shortages around the oil embargoes in the industry’s …

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May 7, 2014 – 2:21 pm | No Comment

(University of Liverpool)  … Agave sisalana is aproposed biofuel plant that can be grown in semi-arid conditions unsuited to food crops.

This plant is already grown for fibre in countries like Brazil, Tanzania, Kenya and Madagascar. Sisal fibre has …

Thailand’s PTT in Biofuel Plant Joint Venture
April 17, 2014 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  PTT and Mitr Phol Group are teaming up to build a plant designed to produce Gasohol E85, a type of biofuel.

On Thursday April 3, the company signed a joint venture agreement with Thailand’s largest …

Ethanol-Fueled Prototype Car Wins Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2014
February 13, 2014 – 2:09 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  An ethanol-fueled vehicle designed by a team of students from Thailand earned the top place at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2014 event on Feb. 9. Team “How Much Ethanol” …

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2014
January 2, 2014 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 62 countries.

The bulk of mandates …

Cassava-Based Ethanol Set to Boom in 2014 Tied to Crop Income Guarantee Scheme
December 20, 2013 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  The amount of cassava used in producing ethanol will nearly double to 3 million tonnes next year, driven by Commerce Ministry moves to push up the price of the crop. At present, 38% …

Energy Minister Pongsak Outlines Biofuel, NGV Policies to Toyota Execs
November 20, 2013 – 5:01 pm | No Comment

by Watcharapong Thongrung  (The Nation)  The Energy Ministry will focus more next year on promoting natural gas for vehicles (NGV), gasohol, and palm-oil-based biodiesel, according to Minister Pongsak Ruktapongpisal.

He told executives of Toyota Motor (Thailand) …

Cassava for Ethanol Promotion Encouraged in Thailand
October 31, 2013 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  In Thailand, the ministries of Commerce and Energy are reportedly set to cooperate to develop a strategy to promote the production of ethanol from cassava.

In addition to this, the minister has also been …

Tax Incentives Boost Chinese Biodiesel Imports, Replace Diesel
October 23, 2013 – 4:04 pm | No Comment

by Jessica Jaganathan and Judy Hua (Reuters)  China’s biodiesel imports are surging, displacing local diesel sales as some trading companies take advantage of tax and trade incentives the government provides to boost usage of the blended …

IEA Task 40: Biomass Provides 10 Percent of Global Energy Use
September 23, 2013 – 6:23 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new report from the International Energy Agency takes a global overview of biomass use in the industrial and transport sectors, identifying leading countries and the top 15 …

Southeast Asian Airlines Drafting Biofuel Roadmap
September 19, 2013 – 12:44 pm | No Comment

by Boonsong Kositchotethana  (Bangkok Post)  Airlines in Southeast Asia have begun to draw up plans to develop affordable and sustainable aviation biofuels.

On Friday, the first workshop under the Southeast Asia Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiative (SEASAFI) …

Thailand Plans to Raise Biodiesel Output Target to 7.3 mil liters/d by 2021: source
August 14, 2013 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

by Esther Ng (Platts)  Thailand is planning to revise upwards its biodiesel production target to 7.3 million liters/d by 2021, compared with an earlier target of 5.9 million liters/d, under its Alternative Energy Development Plan …

Momentum: 12 Biobased Ventures Raise $435M in Q2 2013; 32 Projects Being Built off the Balance Sheet
July 10, 2013 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Despite negative press from Bloomberg, biobased investing is surging, both direct and via strategics.  The Digest has the data and the scoop.

After we profiled, last April, 17 biobased ventures who …

PTT Plans to Commercialise Algae-Based Fuel by 2017
July 8, 2013 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Watchiranont Thongtep  (The Nation Thailand)  To reduce fossil-fuel consumption, PTT has set its sights on introducing algae-based energy by 2017 and it is keen on setting up production facilities in Australia in the near …

Who is the Winner? EVs or Flex-Fuel Vehicles and Biofuel?
July 1, 2013 – 6:14 pm | No Comment

by  Kon Thueanmunsaen  (J.D. Power Global Auto Blog)  In looking at the future of alternative fuel vehicles—principally electric vehicles (EVs)—in the Thai market, it appears that the only push for promoting EVs is coming from …

Shell Starts E20 Pump Sales
May 6, 2013 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Yuthana Praiwan  (Bangkok Post)  After several years of consideration, Shell Co of Thailand eventually decided to jump into the gasohol E20 fray, as it foresees a steady rise in local demand.

Shell officially began selling …

CPF Leads by Example with Renewable Fuel Projects
April 8, 2013 – 11:49 am | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Charoen Pokphand Foods Plc (CPF), the country’s biggest food maker and exporter, has stepped up efforts to use more renewable energy from waste discharged from chicken, pig and shrimp operations.

Alternative fuel projects consisting …

SCS Expands Biofuel Certification Services into Southeast Asia
March 28, 2013 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

( SCS Global Services/PR NewsWire)   SCS Global Services has announced the expansion of its biofuel certification services in Southeast Asia. The veteran third-party environmental certification body will now conduct audits under the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) …

PTT Plans B7 Biodiesel Trial on Buses
March 28, 2013 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Oil giant aims to prove quality of green fuel.

PTT Plc, the national oil conglomerate, will hold a field trial of B7 biodiesel on public buses in Bangkok starting next month, with commercial sales …

Impressions on Conference Style in Asia and Challenges Facing the Biofuel Industry in Asia
March 7, 2013 – 4:53 pm | No Comment

by Stefaniya Becking* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The “Sugar & Ethanol Asia 2013” conference organized by F.O. Licht took place in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 26-27, 2013. This event attracted 125 people representing 20 countries (mostly …

Kittiratt Urges Ethanol for Buses
March 7, 2013 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Kittiratt Na-Ranong wants new passenger buses in Thailand to run on ethanol instead of natural gas, while PTT Plc assures it can supply the fuel as is …

Evolving Ethanol to Meet Challenges
December 27, 2012 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Emily Bruns (Ashton Gasette)  In an effort to evolve with the constant changes and challenges within a $50 billion industry, Rochelle’s Illinois River Energy ethanol plant began producing and industrial corn oil on Nov. …

Asia Special Biofuels Report
December 26, 2012 – 6:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s only one complete region for biofuels where abundant feedstock, lack of oil & gas production, rising energy demand and supportive government policy come together — and that is Asia.

We’re …

Bangchak Invests to Ride E85 Wave
December 20, 2012 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Majority state-owned Bangchak Petroleum Plc (BCP) will invest about 100 million baht to double the number of its petrol stations selling gasohol E85 to 100 nationwide, cashing in on a substantial rise in …

NIA in Joint Cassava Ethanol Plant Project
December 19, 2012 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  The National Innovation Agency (NIA) joined hands with Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) to support the first pilot plant for ethanol production from cassava pulp in Thailand.

…A feasibility study …

5th Sugar Asia Exhibition and Conference May 28-29, 2013 Bangkok, Thailand
December 17, 2012 – 6:01 pm | No Comment
5th Sugar Asia Exhibition and Conference   May 28-29, 2013  Bangkok, Thailand

As developing nations accounts for more than 70% of total sugar production, so these nations are the key players in global trade of sugar and its allied products as well. Other industries like Alcohol, Ethanol, …

PTT to Offer E20 Gasohol at 1,000 Stations Next Year
December 17, 2012 – 4:00 pm | No Comment

by Watchara Pussayanawin (The Nation)  PTT will expand to 1,000 the number of petrol stations pumping E20 gasohol, from 600 currently, after the removal of 91-octane petrol from the market next year.

Sarun Rungkasiri, senior executive vice …

Chevron Mulls Ethanol, Debuts TV Show
October 25, 2012 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

(Bankok Post)  Adrian Bendeck, the country manager and general manager, said the company has not decided whether to replace octane 91 with premium petrol or biofuel.

The government earlier announced a phase-out of regular petrol beginning …

The Stampede of Elephants: Biofuels and Big Balance Sheets
October 23, 2012 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Today, we’ll look at the bigger balance sheets to see who is investing what, and when, with whom, and why.

…We’ve also focused here, for the sake of brevity, on those …

Bangchak Plans 2nd Plant to Produce Biodiesel
September 30, 2012 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Watchara Pussayanawin  (The Nation)  Bangchak Petroleum plans to build a second biodiesel plant next year with an investment of Bt800 million, adding 300,000 litres of biodiesel annually to the current total of 660,000 litres.

President …

PTT Pins Hopes on Algae-Based Biofuel
September 6, 2012 – 8:51 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  National oil conglomerate PTT Plc expects algae-based biofuel will be commercially viable by 2017 at the price of US$150 per barrel, says chief executive Pailin Chuchottaworn.

Within that date algae-based petrol could be able …

The Top 10 Advanced Biofuels and Biorefining Companies in Asia
September 4, 2012 – 12:15 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …While the economic growth in China has been drawing virtually all the headlines in recent years, the “Tiger” economies of Southeast and South Asia have been fast-growing for a long …

AEC Biofuel Teamwork Urged
July 20, 2012 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

(Bankok Post)  Thailand is being urged to step up joint development and know-how exchanges with Malaysia and Indonesia on ethanol and biodiesel to stave off reliance on oil imports, according to energy veterans.

“We should get …

5th Algae World Asia November 7-9, 2012 Singapore
July 4, 2012 – 3:38 pm | No Comment
5th Algae World Asia    November 7-9, 2012   Singapore

Renowned experts converge at the 5th Algae World Asia to unveil new developments and appraise future of algae sector

Top-notch Algae multinationals to lead dialogue on opportunities and challenges for algae advancement in Asia.

Mr. Daniel Simon, President …

Aviation Biofuels: Which Airlines Are Doing What, with Whom?
June 5, 2012 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …(M)ore than 30 airlines now trialing, deploying biofuels – but who’s doing what, exactly?

In Brazil, Azul Airlines announced that Amyris’s innovative renewable jet fuel sourced from Brazilian sugarcane has passed all required testing …

Thai Airways International PCL : THAI Moves Forward with Sustainable Aviation Biofuels Development
March 26, 2012 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

(4-Traders.com)  Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) along with the Ministry of Energy, PTT Public Company Limited, public and private organizations, and international airlines jointly launched the “Thai Aviation and Environmental Workshop – Biofuels …

Thaioil to Diversify in Resilient Market Conditions
March 22, 2012 – 2:20 pm | No Comment

(BusinessReviewCanada/MarketWire)  …”Our approach will be achieved through the company’s Green, Broad and Deep principles, all geared towards generating high quality business development and the deployment of resources, but in a sustainable, systematic way that is …

Thai Biochemical Plant Converts Glycerin into Epichlorohydrin
March 14, 2012 – 6:53 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Solvay, an international chemical group, recently announced that its Thai affiliate Vinythai successfully commissioned a biobased chemical plant. The $157 million facility, based in Map Ta Phut, Thailand, utilizes Solvay’s …

Cassava Starch World 2012 February 22-24 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
December 30, 2011 – 3:55 pm | No Comment
Cassava Starch World 2012   February 22-24  Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Centered around the theme on Finding Value Added Applications for Cassava, CMT’sCassava Starch World conference is a must attend event for the entire supply chain of the industry.
Find out key issues on

Cassava Starch outlook – markets, economics and its …

Thai Airways Starts Biofuel Flights
December 13, 2011 – 1:45 pm | No Comment

by Garry Robertson   (Carrentals.co.uk)  …In fact, this carrier will now be the first airline in all of Asia to undertake a commercial passenger flight using only biofuel. Reports show that this flight will be available …

BioAmber’s $150 Million IPO: The 10-Minute Version
November 15, 2011 – 9:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Minnesota, BioAmber has filed an S-1 registration statement for a proposed $150 million initial public offering. The number of shares to be offered in the proposed offering and the …

UBE Signs B2.4bn Ethanol Deal with China
October 27, 2011 – 12:40 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Ubon Bio Ethanol Co (UBE), an affiliate of Bangchak Petroleum Plc (BCP), has won a deal to ship 100 million litres of ethanol per year worth 2.4 billion baht to China.

The shipments averaging …

Proof That Buses Can Use Ethanol
October 20, 2011 – 9:15 am | No Comment

(The Nation)  The project, involving King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, the Industry Ministry’s Department of Industrial Promotion and 10 other public- and private-sector agencies, was sponsored by the Energy Conservation Promotion Fund.

The aim is …

Algae Industry Magazine Interview: Syed Isa Syed Alwi
October 17, 2011 – 1:37 pm | No Comment

by David Schwartz (Algae Industry Magazine)  When Syed Alwi speaks about the algae industry, you get the feeling that he really has his finger on what’s going on globally. He gets around, and is a …

Thailand Revives Hub Plan
October 13, 2011 – 8:14 am | No Comment

(UpstreamOnline)  Thailand aims to revive a long-stalled plan to become an oil trading and biofuel hub in Southeast Asia, challenging Singapore’s dominance, its new energy minister said on Thursday.

Pichai Naripthaphan said the net oil importer …

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks September 26-27 Bankok, Thailand
August 17, 2011 – 2:21 pm | No Comment
8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks   September 26-27   Bankok, Thailand

8th Sugar World & Ethanol Feedstocks to be held in Bangkok on 26-27 September 2011 will discuss the impact, challenges, and opportunities in key sugar markets across the globe. The summit focus will go beyond …

PTTAR Shelves Jet Biofuel Project
July 20, 2011 – 9:02 am | No Comment

by Nalin Viboonchart  (The Nation)  PTT Aromatics and Refining (PTTAR) has put on hold its US$150-million (Bt4.5 billion) jet-biofuel project, given the exorbitant production cost and the likelihood that the price of the fuel would deter …

Israel’s Ben-Gurion University Begins Algae Research with Thailand’s PTT
February 3, 2011 – 6:04 pm | No Comment

(Algae Industry Magazine)  Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the PTT Chemical Public Company Ltd. in Thailand have signed a research and development collaboration agreement for commercial development of BGU’s proprietary green algae …

Ethanol-Fuelled Bus Trials Coming Soon
February 2, 2011 – 11:53 am | No Comment

By Watcharapong Thongrung (The Nation IN)  …It will be the first time ED95-fuelled buses are trialled in Thailand, where public buses currently use natural gas or diesel.

Industry Minister Chaiwut Bannawat said Sweden’s Scania would provide …

BAAC, Bangchak to Grow Oil Palm Trees
January 28, 2011 – 10:58 am | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) and Bangchak Petroleum Plc have teamed up to grow oil palm for a biodiesel project.

The state bank will allow the oil company to lease 1,200 …

DuPont Working on 10-Year Plan for Thailand
December 27, 2010 – 9:11 am | No Comment

by Nalin Viboonchart (The Nation(India))  US science company Dupont is working on a 10-year investment plan for Thailand, saying it does not want to miss the opportunity to expand in one of Asean’s key drivers …

Thailand to Shift Focus on Jatropha for Biofuel
November 21, 2010 – 1:59 pm | One Comment

(Financial Express)  Shifting focus to its biodiesel programme, Thailand is planning to open large scale jatropha seed based plants to produce the much needed commodity.

Analysts said long-neglected jatropha ready for a starring role and a …

Cassava and the Future of Thailand’s Biofuel Industry
September 17, 2010 – 6:20 am | No Comment

by David Lonardo & Benjamin Lazarus  (American World Services Corporation/Biofuels Digest)  …The country of Thailand, already one of the world’s leading agri-food exporters, believes it can attract investment in the advanced biofuel sector by providing …

Thailand Energy Authorities to Finance Research on Algae Biofuel
September 10, 2010 – 10:31 am | No Comment

(AzoCleanTech)  …The two universities currently conducting the algae research are the Kasetsart University in the area of freshwater algae and the Burapha University in the area of marine algae.

The Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency Department …

Thai Ethanol Plant Set for October Start-Up
August 26, 2010 – 10:20 am | No Comment

(Argus Media)  Thailand’s Double A Ethanol expects to start production at its 250,000 t/yr cassava-based ethanol plant in Prachinburi in October.  Construction of the plant is entering its final stages. When operational it will produce mainly 99.5pc …

Thai Oil Looking at Gasohol, Ethanol, Solar
July 5, 2010 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

(The Nation)  Amid downturn in refining industry, company looks at alternative sources of energy.   

Environmental crises aside, the downturn and volatility in the oil-refining industry is pushing Thai Oil towards becoming an energy converting company and …

PTT Widens E85 Availability, Prepares for Boom in E20
June 21, 2010 – 6:51 am | No Comment

by Yuthana Praiwan   (Bangkok Post)   PTT Plc plans to increase the availability of ethanol-based E85 to 15 stations over the next one to two years from only four available now, and is also considering more E20 …

B10 Biodiesel Tests to Start in Thailand
September 30, 2009 – 12:10 pm | No Comment

by  Yuthana Praiwan (Bangkok Post)  Local field tests will start soon on biodiesel B10, a blend of 10% methyl ester with 90% diesel fuel, according to an Energy Ministry official. PTT Plc and the ministry’s …