Thailand’s Ubon Bio Ethanol to start up ethanol plant in October

16 April 2012 09:31  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand’s Ubon Bio Ethanol is planning to start up its 320,000 cubic metre (cbm)/year ethanol plant at Ubon Ratchathani in October this year, a company source said on Monday.

The producer will use cassava chips as feedstock at the plant, the source said.

Molasses can be used as alternative feedstock for the unit if cassava chip prices are high, the source said.

Cassava chip prices were at $245-250/tonne (€189-193/tonne) in the week ended 13 April, up $30-35/tonne from the previous week, the source said.

Ubon Bio Ethanol is a joint venture between Ubon Agricultural Energy, Thai Oil and Bangchak Petroleum.

($1 = €0.77)

By: Andrea Heng
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