Vietnam’s Tung Lam to switch to anhydrous ethanol in June

30 May 2012 07:48  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Vietnamese ethanol producer Tung Lam is planning to switch to produce the anhydrous grade at its 60,000 tonne/year unit in Dong Nai province sometime next month, a company source said on Wednesday.

The producer is currently making hydrous, or B-grade, ethanol and is running its plant at around 70-80% capacity, according to the source.

“We are running our operations at below 100% capacity because of a shortage of feedstock cassava in Vietnam and slightly weak demand for cassava-based hydrous ethanol,” the source said.

Tung Lam has around 3,000-4,000 tonnes of hydrous material in its inventory, according to the source.

By: Andrea Heng
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