13 August 2013

Thailand plans to raise biodiesel output target to 7.3 mil liters/d by 2021

Biodiesel refineries have been operating at around 50% of capacity in recent years due to farming inefficiencies, government and industry

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 biodiesel production is about 2.8 million liters/d, said the source.

The Energy Policy & Planning Office comes under the purview of Thailand’s Ministry of Energy.

… Full text: www.platts.com/latest-news/oil/singapore/thailand-plans-to-raise-biodiesel-output-target-27287876

Tags: efficiency, palm oil plantations, Energy Policy & Planning Office, biodiesel production target, palm-oil based, jatropha, seaweed, wood, biomass, biohydrofined diesel

Source: PLATTS, 2013-08-13.

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