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    5th Biotechnology World Conference   —   February 13-15, 2019   —   Bangkok, Thailand

5th Biotechnology World Conference — February 13-15, 2019 — Bangkok, Thailand

5th Biotechnology World Conference that will continue for three days, will provide you an opportunity to both foster collaborations and learn about the biotechnological advancements taking place in the global academic and corporate biotechnology communities. This international conference organized by Eureka Science, is unique in bringing state-of-the-art in the field of

September 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Activists Protest Biofuels outside UN Meeting on Climate Change in Bangkok

(Latin American Herald Tribune)  Activists condemned on Wednesday biofuels at a protest in front of the United Nations headquarters in Bangkok, where an international conference on climate change is being held. … “Defend our rights to food, land and water,” said one of the placards held by around 30 demonstrators from

September 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Thai Ethanol Producers Mull Resuming Exports after 5 Years Amid Ample Supply

by Christina Siantar (S&P Global/Platts)  Thailand’s ethanol producers are exploring the possibility of resuming ethanol exports after a five-year hiatus due to ample supply in the domestic market, trade sources said Tuesday. … However, traders were skeptical of Thailand returning to the export market as current international prices, dominated by US and

July 17, 2018 Read Full Article

On Energy Independence Day, India, China Surge as Leaders in Clean Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … Because if you want it, here it is, come and get it, biofuels that is, and especially of the advanced type. If you like it from waste, even better. Out of the east, the dual and sometimes dueling engines of biofuels growth are changing the

July 11, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

EA Confident in Sealing Energy Deal … A Greener Fuel

by Srisamorn Phoosuphanusorn & Jesus Alcocer (Bangkok Post)  … EA (SET-listed renewable energy firm Energy Absolute) is also expanding its biodiesel portfolio, which now accounts for close to 40% of its revenue. Like biodiesel, “Green Diesel” is also derived from palm, but it offers better performance and is more environmentally friendly. Green diesel is

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

New Tax to Encourage B20 Use

by Wichit Chantanusornsiri  (Bangkok Post)  The Excise Department is imposing a tax on B20 biodiesel that is 82 satang lower than the B7 tax in a push to make the former’s retail price three baht per litre cheaper than the latter’s, says a senior official. … B20, a 20% palm-based biodiesel blended

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Thai Policy Helping to Drive Push for More Biogas and Biomass Power Production

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Thailand, a new research report says the country’s biogas market should grow 10% while its biomass market should grow 4% between 2017 and 2022 for a total installed capacity of 4,750MW. The country’s northeastern region, home to many host industries providing feedstock for the energy production facilities,

June 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Top 10 Biodiesel Trends 2018: What’s up with the World’s Favorite Advanced Biofuel?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … We’ve organized the state of biodiesel into 10 areas of vital interest ranging from the development of markets to the entry of ancillary products and new feedstocks. #1 Tax & Trade Free trade vs fair trade: Dumping and tax credit issues continue to mezmerize the

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

SCG Chemicals Teams up with TRF and Chulalongkorn University to Develop Catalyst-Based Technology for Biodiesel and Bioethanol Industries

(SCG Chemicals) SCG ChemicalsTeams up with TRF and Chulalongkorn University to Develop Catalyst-Based Technology for Biodiesel and Bioethanol Industries to Strengthen Thailand’s Competitiveness towards Sustainable Growth SCG Chemicals led by Dr. Suracha Udomsak, R&D Director and Emerging Businesses Director … entered into memorandum of understanding on R&D collaboration of “CAT-REAC

May 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Summit of The Asia Pacific Showcases Global Ethanol Opportunities

(GrainNet)  Industry and government officials from 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are meeting with members of the U.S. ethanol industry and U.S. officials in Minneapolis this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific (Summit), focused on current and future prospects for expanded ethanol use throughout the region. The

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article
    Asia Palm Oil Conference (APOC) 2018    —   August 16-17, 2018   —   Krabi, Thailand

Asia Palm Oil Conference (APOC) 2018 — August 16-17, 2018 — Krabi, Thailand

Now into its 8th successful year, Asia Palm Oil Conference (APOC) 2018 hosted by the Thai Palm Oil & Oil Palm Association has established itself as the preferred annual meeting point for Palm oil industry players in Thailand and South-East Asia. It remains the dedicated conference with a comprehensive focus

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Thailand Lowers Sugar Export Volume, Sets Aside Extra for Ethanol Production

by Panarat Thepgumpanat and Patpicha Tanakasempipat (Reuters)  Thailand has allocated an additional 300,000 tonnes of raw sugar for ethanol production this year, the country’s cane and sugar regulator said on Tuesday, amid weak prices and a large global surplus of the commodity. … The additional quantity is apart from 200,000 tonnes of

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

B10 Biodiesel Pushed as Antidote to Palm Oil Surplus

by Yuthana Praiwan (Bangkok Post)  The Thai Biodiesel Producer Association (TBPA) has called for energy policymakers to accelerate their enforcement of rules pertaining to the production and use of B10 biodiesel in a bid to absorb the current surplus of palm oil in national stocks. Policymakers set a goal earlier for B10

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

St1’s Pilot to Produce Advanced Ethanol from Cassava Waste Starts in Thailand

(St1/Global Newswire)  Nordic energy group St1 has completed the construction of Etanolix® pilot plant at Ubon Bio Ethanol Ltd’s starch and ethanol plant site in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. In the project St1 is piloting its own   technology to produce advanced ethanol for transportation using cassava pulp as feedstock. The pilot plant

April 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Alchemy for Modern Times: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to CRI/GTI’s IH2 Process

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The IH2 process was developed by Gas Technology Institute (GTI) of Des Plaines, Illinois—a research, development, and training organization serving energy markets.  GTI experts invented, tested, and patented IH2 technology and are providing ongoing commercialization support. Twelve US and seven international patents have been issued on the technology.

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Sakol Energy Poised to Become a Fully Integrated Power Provider

(Sakol Energy) Sakol Energy PLC (SKE), a natural gas provider, has successfully acquired the last biomass licence with high FIT rate as the firm moves to become an integrated power producer after completing three energy deals in three months following listing in the stock market. Chutchai Sumetchotimetha, chief executive officer, says

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

OPG Turns Focus to Laos for Oil Palm Plantation

(Bangkok Post)  OPG Tech Co, a local palm oil trader, is gearing up for oil palm plantation and biodiesel production in Laos after seeing limited business opportunities in Thailand. OPG plans to develop the plantation on a 16,000-hectare plot, about 100,000 rai, over a few years to increase biodiesel production to

January 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand Ready to Retaliate on EU Palm Oil Ban

By Ooi Tee Ching  (New Straits Times)  Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand will retaliate if the EU’s ongoing discrimination and attack on the palm oil industry becomes legislative, said Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong. On April 4 last year, the EU Parliament made a resolution to introduce

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

China Mixed Aromatics Imports May Wane amid High Costs

(ICIS News)  China’s imports of mixed aromatics may wane due to high costs and amid calls for a nationwide use of ethanol gasoline. … Chinese buyers favour Thailand-origin mixed aromatics with a high benzene content due to their low price. … Meanwhile, demand for mixed aromatics may take a hit as China moves toward using

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

GGC Readies B7bn Complex

by Yuthana Praiwan  (Bangkok Post)  Global Green Chemical Plc (GGC), the SET-listed biochemical arm of PTT Global Chemical Plc (PTTGC), plans to kick off development of its 7-billion-baht biochemical complex by the third quarter. Managing director Jirawat Nooritanon said it plans to enter into a joint venture with sugar miller Kaset

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World 2018

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 65 countries. The bulk of mandates continue to come from the EU-27, where the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) once specified a

January 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Oversupply of Biodiesel Worries Producers

(Bangkok Post)  … The commonly used biodiesel B100 reportedly has 13 factories producing 6.6 to 7 million litres a day, but national demand is around 3.3 to 3.5 million litres per day, said Sanin Triyanont, president of Thai Biodiesel Producers Association. According to the association, the new B100 factories are owned

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

US Grains Council : USGC Explores Potential For Ethanol Use in Indonesia, Thailand

(U.S. Grains Council/4 Traders)  Representatives from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) recently traveled to Indonesia and Thailand to visit with ministry and industry officials there and gain a better understanding of the opportunities for and challenges to expanded ethanol use in both markets. ‘Indonesia is forecast to be the sixth largest

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 10 Asia Bioeconomy Trends

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With apologies to every other region around the world. we continue to see Asia as the epicenter of the biobased revolution over the next 20 years. The reasons are three and relatively straightforward: 1. Continued and robust economic growth. 2. Massive biomass resource. 3. Lack of

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 17 for 2017

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  2017 was a roller coaster year. There was a paradigm shift in biofuels, technology advancements, innovations abounded, politics chaotic. Some companies shut down and disappeared like the Hobo vanishing in the snow atop the Polar Express. Some companies showed leadership and stayed strong getting through

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article
  CALL FOR SPEAKERS:  Asia Palm Oil Conference 2018   —   August 16-17, 2018 — Krabi, Thailand   DEADLINE:  April 30, 2018

CALL FOR SPEAKERS: Asia Palm Oil Conference 2018 — August 16-17, 2018 — Krabi, Thailand DEADLINE: April 30, 2018

Now into its 8th successful year, Asia Palm Oil Conference 2018 hosted by the Thai Palm Oil & Oil Palm Association has established itself as the preferred annual meeting point for Palm oil industry players in Thailand and South-East Asia. It remains the dedicated conference with a comprehensive focus on trade, investment and technology,

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article
    Palmex Thailand 2018 AND Asia Palm Oil Conference 2018   —   August 16-17, 2018   —   Krabi, Thailand

Palmex Thailand 2018 AND Asia Palm Oil Conference 2018 — August 16-17, 2018 — Krabi, Thailand

PALMEX Thailand 2018 is the only specialized Palm Oil event in Thailand that brings together an international congregation of both upstream and downstream palm oil companies and also its supporting industries gathered in Krabi, Thailand to showcase the latest developments in the palm oil industry. Thailand, currently ranked #3 in

December 11, 2017 Read Full Article
  CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: World Sugar Conference 2018 — October 17-18, 2018 — Bangkok, Thailand   DEADLINE:  July 31, 2018

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: World Sugar Conference 2018 — October 17-18, 2018 — Bangkok, Thailand DEADLINE: July 31, 2018

World Sugar Conference 2018, Thailand held every year is one of the world’s largest specialized sugar and bioethanol technology event that brings together an international congregation of sugar companies and also its supporting industries gathered in the capital city of Bangkok, Thailand to showcase the latest developments in the world

December 11, 2017 Read Full Article
  World Sugar Conference 2018   —   October 17-18, 2018   —   Bangkok, Thailand

World Sugar Conference 2018 — October 17-18, 2018 — Bangkok, Thailand

World Sugar Conference 2018, Thailand held every year is one of the world’s largest specialized sugar and bioethanol technology event that brings together an international congregation of sugar companies and also its supporting industries gathered in the capital city of Bangkok, Thailand to showcase the latest developments in the world

December 11, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Makers Call on Mexico, India to Reduce Biofuel Glut

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  U.S. ethanol producers, looking to relieve a growing domestic glut, are hunting for new international fuel markets to replace China and Brazil after trade disputes slashed exports to those top buyers. … Without new markets, U.S. producers may have to pare output after spending hundreds of millions

November 29, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

30 Hot Cellulosic Technologies, 30 Quick Takes

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last week, DowDuPont said it was exiting the cellulosic biofuels business and you’d think that the company just burned down the warehouse with the original text of the Renewable Fuels Standard — the coverage of the announce in few cases focused on the changes in DowDuPont’s

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

USDA ERS Publishes Report on Ethanol, DDGS Export Opportunities

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In October, the USDA Economic Research Service published a report on global ethanol mandates that outlines the opportunities for exports of U.S. ethanol and distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS).  According to the report, more than two dozen countries currently have ethanol mandates in place,

November 8, 2017 Read Full Article

IHI to Test Algae-Based Jet Fuel Production in Thailand

by Yukako Ono (Nikkei Asian Review) IHI will conduct large-scale verification experiments in Thailand on a process for producing jet fuel from the oil extracted from cultured microalgae. The goal is to have a practical technology ready by 2020 so the biojet fuel can be used for test flights during the

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

The Royal Seeds of a Biofuel Revolution

by Yuthana Praiwan (Bangkok Post)  The late King laid the groundwork for Thailand’s path toward energy independence.  —  … Although biofuel took longer to develop because it required more deliberate scientific research and experimentation compared with other agriculture projects, it has now become a mainstream fuel source.  The late King wanted to help

October 28, 2017 Read Full Article

New Report Highlights Southeast Asia’s Biofuels Potential

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Association (IRENA). Fulfilling the region’s biofuel potential would depend on increased residue

August 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Potential in Southeast Asia: Raising Food Yields, Reducing Food Waste and Utilising Residues

(International Renewable Energy Agency) Southeast Asia has considerable resources to produce liquid biofuels sustainably, using biomass feedstocks that would not cause carbon-dioxide emissions or interfere with food supply. Fulfilling the region’s biofuel potential would depend on increased residue collection from food crops and forest products, intensified cultivation of farmland, and reducing

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Japan Firm Backs Plan for Cassava Fuel Plant

(The Phnom Penh Post)  Representatives of Japanese petroleum firm Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd met with the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) earlier this week to discuss potential plans to invest in a cassava processing plant that would convert the agricultural stock into ethanol fuel, according to a release from

June 15, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

USGC: KFC Malaysia Testing US DDGS

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine) … Malaysia is one of the highest chicken-consuming nations in the world per capita. However, more than 60 percent of Malaysians are Muslim, meaning that chicken—including that produced by KFC Malaysia—must comply with Halal dietary requirements. Prior to talking with USGC, KFC Malaysia refrained from

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

KNM’s Phase 2 of Bio Ethanol Project to Provide Long Term Recurring Income

by Daljit Dhesi (The Star) : KNM Group Bhd’s investment in the second phase of its bio ethanol plant project in Thailand is expected to provide long term recurring income for the group, according to Hong Leong Investment Bank (HLIB) Research. … Based on assumptions of ethanol selling price of 23

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article
  World Sugar Expo 2017   — October 11-12, 2017   —  Bangkok, Thailand

World Sugar Expo 2017 — October 11-12, 2017 — Bangkok, Thailand

World Sugar Expo 2017, Thailand held every year is one of the world’s largest specialized sugar and bioethanol technology event that brings together an international congregation of sugar companies and also its supporting industries gathered in the capital city of Bangkok, Thailand to showcase the latest developments in the world

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Problem of Producing Cheap Biofuel from Cassava Solved

(Bangkok Post)  New yeast species is key to cutting cost  —  … After 18 months of research and experiments, the Thailand Institute of Science and Technological Research (TISTR) has found that they can use a species of yeast named Saccharomyces Cerevisiae in the cassava fermentation process, resulting in ethanol with a far

March 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Thailand Announces 3.66 Million Tons of Rotten Rice to Be Auctioned March 23

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Thailand, the National Rice Policy Committee agreed to open another round of bidding for rotten rice on March 23 for 3.66 million metric tons. The rotten rice is allowed for industrial uses including biofuels and is part of a major destocking program after the

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

BCPG Close to Renewable Deal

by Yuthan Praiwan (Bangkok Post)  … At the same time, BCPG’s parent firm state-majority-owned oil refiner BCP is conducting a feasibility study for a new investment project, worth 3 billion baht. President Chaiwat Kovavisarach, said that the new project entails a speciality product made from ethanol and biodiesel. “I can only

February 23, 2017 Read Full Article

2016 DDGS Exports Reached Second Highest Level on Record

(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 of 2016 ethanol co-product trade data published today by the Renewable Fuels Association. DDGS exports

February 20, 2017 Read Full Article

IPO-bound Global Green to Set up Biochem Complex in Thailand

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 will start from setting up a sugarcane crushing plant and an ethanol plant

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

St1 Signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a Bioethanol Pilot Project in Thailand

(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 Bio Ethanol to launch a pilot project of the production of bioethanol from cassava waste,

January 27, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Thailand Announces $11.3 Billion 10-Year Plan to Build Sugarcane and Cassava Bioeconomy

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 as it focuses on sugarcane and cassava to feed modern biorefineries that will produce biofuels

January 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Sugar, Sugar: Toray, Mitsui Set out to Build Monster Cellulosic Sugar Plant in Asia

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 to $51 million to build one of the world’s largest bagasse-based cellulosic sugar plants. Producing

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

PTG to Make Ethanol from Cassava Pulp

(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 ethanol from cassava pulp. The project has an investment budget of 1.5 billion baht. … Sapporo

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Toray to Make Biofuel Feedstock from Sugar Cane in Thailand

(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 the company’s expansion plans. The Japanese synthetic fibers giant plans to spend 5 billion yen

January 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Kaset Thai Upbeat on Q4 Ethanol Revenue

(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 and help lift its revenue to support its core sugar business. Chief executive Nathapun Siriviriyakul

January 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Makers to Ink Cassava Deal

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 prices. … Massive supply of fresh cassava root is scheduled to enter the market in

December 20, 2016 Read Full Article

TAIA: Look beyond EVs to Ethanol

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 conventional-engine vehicles,” said Mr Thanawat (Thanawat Koomsin, president of the Thai Automotive Industry Association (TAIA).

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Rotting Rice to Be Used to Make Ethanol

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 short supply soon, according to the Department of Energy Business. The DOEB was informed by

December 8, 2016 Read Full Article

SabrTech’s RiverBox Algal Biomass Platform

(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, in thechronicleherald.ca. The system of growing trays — fit into a shipping container — can

November 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Aquatic Weed May Feed Biofuel Boom

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 researcher has succeeded in producing ethanol from water hyacinth and is aiming to develop the

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Accepting Applications for 2017 Borlaug Global Research Alliance Fellowships

(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. university for up to 12 weeks on climate change mitigation research. The U.S. mentor will

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

For the Welfare of His People

(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 derived from his determination to save his people from deprivation and suffering. His projects have

October 18, 2016 Read Full Article

USGC Hosts Southeast Asian Industry Representatives on an Ethanol Tour

(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 petrol pool. As Thailand has already gone to a nationwide ethanol blending programme, with almost

October 13, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Biodiesel Production and Consumption Statistics

(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 to an Agricultural Outlook issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Publishes Regular GAIN Reports on Biofuels in Countries around the World

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 (download), Indonesia (download), Malaysia (download), Argentina (download) and Australia (download).   READ MORE

September 30, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Vietnam Fuel Giant Asks for Tax Support to Keep Unpopular Biofuel in Business

(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 to poor consumption. PetroVietnam said in a statement that it needs exemptions for tariffs on

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Biofuels Market Will Gain Momentum Due to Increasing Energy Security Until 2020, Says Technavio

(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 global biofuels market for 2016-2020. The market is further categorized into two fuel type

September 18, 2016 Read Full Article

KL, Jakarta to Appoint ‘Ambassador of Palm Oil’

(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 Siew Keong, said anti-palm oil lobbying group has given a lot of misrepresentations about

September 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Cambodia-Thai Cassava Woes

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 fluctuate, provincial officials told Khmer Times. Since the current military junta took power in Thailand

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

The Building Block Builders: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to BioAmber

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 chemicals. The development of our current organism was originally funded by the DOE in the late

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Thai Firm Announces Plans to Expand Biodiesel Production Capacity

(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 plans to increase biodiesel output, which uses oil palm as a raw material, to

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

World Bank: Biofuels Production Key Factor behind Food Commodity Demand over Past Decade

(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 of biofuels, which have been a key factor behind the growth of food commodity

August 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Strong Demand for Bioethanol from Emerging Markets to Beef up Enzyme Sector, Study Finds

(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 and beverage products as they improve quality and eliminate deficiencies in the products is

July 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Cheating Fuel Retailers Come under Scrutiny

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 fuel, says the Department of Energy Business (DOEB). Witoon Kulcharoenwirat, director-general of the department, said

July 1, 2016 Read Full Article

KPMG Sees Potential for Biomass-Based Ethanol in Southeast Asia

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 held in Singapore Wednesday. Chris de Lavigne, principal consultant at KPMG, pointed out that by-products

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

MOU Signed to Use B20 Biodiesel in Heavy Trucks

(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 Minister Gen. Anantaporn Kanjanarat, this pilot project will spend 115 million baht from the

June 24, 2016 Read Full Article

REN21 Report Shows Global Increase in Ethanol Production

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, along with renewables used in transportation. According to the report, titled the “Renewables 2016 Global

June 15, 2016 Read Full Article

EPPO to Increase B10 Biodiesel Use

(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 Development Plan. EPPO Director Thawarat Sutabutr, in his capacity as the spokesman of the Ministry

May 18, 2016 Read Full Article

APEC Ethanol Forum Highlights Asia as Next Frontier For Exports

(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 of rapidly-rising fossil fuel consumption across the region. Responding to these issues, a team of

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article
  5th Biobased World 2016: Chemicals and Plastics  —  May 9-11, 2016  —  Bangkok, Thailand

5th Biobased World 2016: Chemicals and Plastics — May 9-11, 2016 — Bangkok, Thailand

With an abundant agriculture biomass feedstock, ready to be value-added to bioplastics and materials, Asia is set to be the ideal production hub to marry technology and feedstock. Against the backdrop of low oil prices, companies are setting goal of long term sustainable returns for their bio-based investments Recently, Verdezyne

April 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Second Auction for Rotten Rice Attracts Interest from Private Sector

(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 handed in their bids for low-quality rice stocks. … She said that the positive response

April 6, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Cassava May Help Support Ethanol Needs

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 molasses, industry officials say. Weaker oil prices and the government’s policy to spur the use

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Gasohol Phase-Outs to Drive Biofuel Use

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 Business Department, which drafted the plan, said the country will be left with two high-percentage ethanol

March 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future

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 is an effective part of those measures. … There exist numerous possible ways to reduce

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Export Markets for ‘Liquid Corn’

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 take long to conclude that the U.S. is developing into an ethanol export powerhouse. “As

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2016

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 and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 64

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

TAE Seeks Ethanol Factory

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 investment of $41.6 million following the three-month feasibility stage. TAE is expects to operate at

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

The Countries That Produce The Most Biofuels [Infographic]

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 today. Who are the main players in global biofuel production?  READ MORE

December 18, 2015 Read Full Article

CNE and Sunbird to Develop Bioethanol Facilities in Zimbabwe and Zambia

(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 the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) 6th Ministerial Conference and Summit in Johannesburg, South

December 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Enzymes Market to Top USD 1bn in 2020 with Cellulosic Ethanol Help

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 a report, released Wednesday. The firm expects the market to reach USD 652.1 million (EUR

December 2, 2015 Read Full Article

L’Oreal’s “For Women in Science” Fellowships Recognise Advances that Could Soon Be Saving Lives

(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 programme has helped finance research by 55 female scientists. The “For Women in Science” 2015

November 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Global Markets and Technologies for Biofuel Enzymes

(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 2020. Use this report to: Analyze the future direction of biofuel enzymes as important instruments

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

New Biobased Projects Around the World

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 biofuels continue to develop, and especially in the developing world. In this report, we

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

Govt Resumes E85 Promotion with Additional Bt2/Litre Subsidy

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 said E85 had become unattractive for motorists since its retail price had been kept

October 5, 2015 Read Full Article

The Building Block Builders: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to BioAmber

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 chemicals. The development of our current organism was originally funded by the DOE in the late

September 23, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Capacity to Grow to 61 BGY in 2018

(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 (BGY) in 2018, up from 55.1 BGY in 2014. Ethanol and biodiesel will continue

September 22, 2015 Read Full Article

Viet Nam Aspires to Learn from Thai Experience in Developing Biofuel Industry

(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 Thailand’s experience in tackling the main obstacles encountered from gas stations and consumers. He

August 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Special China Report: 10 Top Advanced Bioeconomy Stories in China and Taiwan

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 Fuel Project on the way In July 2015, DuPont and Jilin Province New Tianlong

July 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Research and Markets: Next Generation Biofuels Market 2015 – In-Depth Analysis of 90 Major Players Including Abengoa, Verenium, BP Plc., BASF, Shell & Iogen

(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 waste products like plastic bags, wood, and other sources. Next generation biofuels have been

July 7, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Plan to Convert Deteriorated Rice into Fuel

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 around 1.3 million tonnes of the rice into ethanol fuel and the rest into biochar

July 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Pew Report Tracks Bioenergy Investments in Emerging Markets

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 report addresses a wide variety of technology types including solar, wind, geothermal, small hydro,

June 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Wanted: Antibiotic-Free Chicken

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 a response to the increasing concerns about drug resistant bacteria affecting people. Drug resistance in

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Thailand Set to Become Regional Bioenergy Hub

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 success  in promoting bioenergy, the country holds a strategic position in promoting biomass use throughout

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article
  World Sugar Conference — October 28-29, 2015 — Bangkok, Thailand

World Sugar Conference — October 28-29, 2015 — Bangkok, Thailand

Now into its 2nd successful year, World Sugar Conference 2015 has established itself as the preferred annual meeting point for sugar and bioethanol industry players in Thailand and South-East Asia. It remains the dedicated conference with a comprehensive focus on trade, investment and technology, and provides excellent partnership opportunities with

April 20, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

China New Energy Making Progress on Hungarian and Thai Ethanol Projects

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 Euro project finance has been agreed with local banks and that CNE should expect to

April 3, 2015 Read Full Article
  4th Biobased World Asia     April 21-23  Bangkok, Thailand

4th Biobased World Asia April 21-23 Bangkok, Thailand

Incorporating 5th Biobased Chem Asia & 9th Bioplastics Markets Abundance of shale gas & crude oil and its impact on biobased chemicals development Strategies to investments, partnerships & offtake Update on bio-refineries development & prospect for bio-aromatics, bio-succinic acid, oleo chemicals, bio-acrylic acid & more! Feedstock options, economics and availability:

February 13, 2015 Read Full Article

Beyond Boats To China

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 permits bodes well for the product’s American exporters, but Randy Ives isn’t ready to

January 19, 2015 Read Full Article

B7 Biodiesel To Be Sold In Sarawak, Sabah, Labuan From End Of January

(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 said. He said the environmentally friendly fuel, a blend of seven per cent palm oil

January 17, 2015 Read Full Article

The Worldwide Push for Aviation Biofuels

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) EMB-202A Ipanema crop duster. This is the most recent version of a design that first

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2015

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 and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in

January 5, 2015 Read Full Article

10 Biggest Bioeconomy Blockbuster Stories of 2014: Asia and Oceania

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 rural development opportunities. Whether you look at financing, mandates or project announcements, there’s no question

December 29, 2014 Read Full Article

USGC Ethanol Assessment Team Finds Potential in the Philippines

(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 exports of U.S. ethanol to Southeast Asia and evaluate future opportunities for growth. The Philippines

December 22, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Joins U.S. Fuels Dominating Global Export Market: Energy

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 level since 2011, meeting demand from South Korea to Persian Gulf oil producers. The

December 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Thailand Looking to Produce Ethanol from Rotten Rice Stocks – Officials

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 from a costly rice-buying scheme, a senior government official said. The government is estimated to

August 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Thai Govt to Aim for Rubber Supply Cut to Support Prices

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, a senior government official said on Tuesday. Global rubber prices have tumbled more than 25

August 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Colombia’s Palm Oil Output Seen by Oil World Climbing to Record

(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 make biofuel, will climb to 1.15 million metric tons in 2014 from 1.04 million

August 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Bangchak Buys B765m Ethanol Plant

(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 Wednesday agreed to the purchase of 85% of a factory making fuel-grade ethanol from cassava

August 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Producers, Industry Veterans Describe Opportunities in Ethanol

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 early years, and then as a replacement for lead in gasoline. Looking back, she said,

June 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Research Business The Liverpool View Expert opinion Staff News Events In the news Press office and contacts Find an expert Press Releases Sign up to get University news and opinions straight to your inbox. Like us on FacebookFollow us on Twitter Subscribe to our RSS feed University Home > News > Feature: Developing Sustainable Biofuels Feature: Developing Sustainable Biofuels

(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 traditionally been used for marine ropes, bailer twine, and rugs, but today it is

May 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Thailand's PTT in Biofuel Plant Joint Venture

(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 sugar manufacturer to construct a plant in the northeastern province of Chaiyaphum, Thailand. Ethanol

April 17, 2014 Read Full Article
  World Sugar Expo 2014     September 3-4     Bangkok, Thailand

World Sugar Expo 2014 September 3-4 Bangkok, Thailand

World Sugar Expo 2014, Thailand held only once every 2 years is one of the world’s largest specialized sugar and bioethanol technology event that brings together an international congregation of sugar companies and also its supporting industries gathered in the capital city of Bangkok, Thailand to showcase the latest developments in

March 17, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol-Fueled Prototype Car Wins Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2014

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” from Panjavidhya Technological College Thailand drove 2,730 kilometers (km) on 1 liter of ethanol (6,421

February 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2014

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 continue to come from the EU-27, where the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) specified a

January 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Cassava-Based Ethanol Set to Boom in 2014 Tied to Crop Income Guarantee Scheme

(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% of ethanol produced in the country is made from cassava and the rest from molasses. The

December 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Energy Minister Pongsak Outlines Biofuel, NGV Policies to Toyota Execs

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) of this plan during a meeting yesterday as the carmaker wanted some insight into

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Cassava for Ethanol Promotion Encouraged in Thailand

(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 asked to lead policy in regards to bio-plastics and Thailand’s first bio-plastic pant.

October 31, 2013 Read Full Article

Tax Incentives Boost Chinese Biodiesel Imports, Replace Diesel

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 fuel in the world’s second-largest oil consumer. As imported biodiesel takes up more of the

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article
  F.O. Licht's Sugar and Ethanol Asia  February 25-26, 2014   Bangkok, Thailand

F.O. Licht's Sugar and Ethanol Asia February 25-26, 2014 Bangkok, Thailand

Bringing together ethanol and biofuel producers, sugar millers, traders, technology companies, shipping and logistics companies and users of fuel, industrial and beverage ethanol, F.O. Licht’s Sugar and Ethanol Asia 2014 will be a unique opportunity to network and hear from key industry players from a regions that offers huge potential

September 24, 2013 Read Full Article

Southeast Asian Airlines Drafting Biofuel Roadmap

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) gathered policymakers, regulators, industry stakeholders and non-government organisations at Bangkok. The meeting was the

September 19, 2013 Read Full Article
  6th Algae World Asia   October 28-29, 2013    Bangkok, Thailand

6th Algae World Asia October 28-29, 2013 Bangkok, Thailand

“Tracking the commercialisation of algal oil into chemicals, fuels, nutrition and personal care applications” Key Highlights Sustainable Algae Biofuels with cost effective harvesting methods New developments in Glycerol production from Algae – update on new EC project Algae-based bioplastics; transformation from low-cost algae to high-value added thermoplastic materials Technological breakthroughs

August 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Thailand Plans to Raise Biodiesel Output Target to 7.3 mil liters/d by 2021: source

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 (2012-2021), a source at the Energy Policy & Planning Office told Platts Tuesday. Thailand’s current

August 14, 2013 Read Full Article

PTT Plans to Commercialise Algae-Based Fuel by 2017

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 future, according to the head of company. The national petroleum company revealed that it was

July 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Who is the Winner? EVs or Flex-Fuel Vehicles and Biofuel?

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 the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT). In fact, the only comprehensive study on EV

July 1, 2013 Read Full Article

Shell Starts E20 Pump Sales

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 the fuel on Friday at 32 petrol stations in Greater Bangkok. It plans to

May 6, 2013 Read Full Article

CPF Leads by Example with Renewable Fuel Projects

(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 of six biomass plants, three cogeneration plants and a biodiesel plant will start up

April 8, 2013 Read Full Article

SCS Expands Biofuel Certification Services into Southeast Asia

( 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) program, which will allow biofuel producers in Southeast Asia to meet the requirements for export into the

March 28, 2013 Read Full Article

PTT Plans B7 Biodiesel Trial on Buses

(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 planned soon. Ten No.525 buses of the Bangkok Mass Transport Authority (BMTA) running the

March 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Impressions on Conference Style in Asia and Challenges Facing the Biofuel Industry in Asia

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 private sector in Asian countries). The focus of presentations stayed on worldwide trends and the

March 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Kittiratt Urges Ethanol for Buses

(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 needed. Mr Kittiratt made his preference known while accompanying Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on a

March 7, 2013 Read Full Article

Evolving Ethanol to Meet Challenges

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. 27. This corn oil byproduct, which is derived from the company’s ethanol-making process, can now

December 27, 2012 Read Full Article

Asia Special Biofuels Report

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 never quite sure which factor is the most important in Asia’s rising focus on

December 26, 2012 Read Full Article

Bangchak Invests to Ride E85 Wave

(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 demand. President Anusorn Sangnimnuan said the launch of E85-compatible vehicles by major automotive manufacturers in

December 20, 2012 Read Full Article

NIA in Joint Cassava Ethanol Plant Project

(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 was conducted, showing Thailand is both suitable geographically and in terms of raw materials

December 19, 2012 Read Full Article
  5th Sugar Asia Exhibition and Conference   May 28-29, 2013  Bangkok, Thailand

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, Energy etc. are also flourishing in these nations being an integral part of Sugar industry.

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article

PTT to Offer E20 Gasohol at 1,000 Stations Next Year

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 president for oil business, said yesterday that the company’s E20 gasohol campaign that started

December 17, 2012 Read Full Article
  ISRMAX Asia  August 15-17, 2013   Bangkok, Thailand

ISRMAX Asia August 15-17, 2013 Bangkok, Thailand

The second edition of ISRMAX Asia 2013 will take place in Thailand again from 15th to 17th August 2013 at IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center, Bangkok, Thailand.  READ MORE

December 12, 2012 Read Full Article

Biofuels Mandates Around the World: 2012

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Brazil, India, the US, China and the EU point the way towards a 60 billion gallon biofuels market by 2022 – but can the capacity be built, and can the mandates survive pressure from opponents? In Florida, the Digest today releases its annual review of

November 28, 2012 Read Full Article
  F.O. Licht’s Sugar and Ethanol Asia   February 26-27, 2013   Bangkok, Thailand

F.O. Licht’s Sugar and Ethanol Asia February 26-27, 2013 Bangkok, Thailand

F.O. Licht’s Sugar and Ethanol Asia, which is now in its 7th year, takes place at a time when Asia has moved into the limelight of the sugar and ethanol industry as international suppliers are looking for new markets. At the same time sugar crop production within the region continues

October 31, 2012 Read Full Article

Chevron Mulls Ethanol, Debuts TV Show

(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 Jan 1. Octane 91 now accounts for 40% of total petrol consumption, with the

October 25, 2012 Read Full Article

The Stampede of Elephants: Biofuels and Big Balance Sheets

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 financing commercial scale projects. So, Exxon’s $300 million commitment into algae biofuels R&D is

October 23, 2012 Read Full Article

Bangchak Plans 2nd Plant to Produce Biodiesel

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 Anusorn Sangnimnuan said yesterday that the second biodiesel plant would also be located in

September 30, 2012 Read Full Article

PTT Pins Hopes on Algae-Based Biofuel

(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 to compete with fossil oil, which is expected to hit $150 per barrel, up

September 6, 2012 Read Full Article

The Top 10 Advanced Biofuels and Biorefining Companies in Asia

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 time, and with resources including palm and cassava waste and sugarcane bagasse – not to

September 4, 2012 Read Full Article

The Summer of Algae, Part II

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Launching today – and stretching into early Fall – the Algae Biomass Organization is coordinating a series of events billed as “The “Summer of Algae II” to raise awareness about the promise of the algae industry to create jobs, domestic fuels, and other food and

August 20, 2012 Read Full Article

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