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 the ministry yesterday.
Dith Tina, secretary of state of the MME, received Takatoshi Suzuki, general director of renewable energy for Idemitsu Kosan. According to the government release, Suzuki advised the ministry to establish a policy for renewable fuels while Tina encouraged the company to purchase local cassava for processing at its plant in Thailand. READ MORE