27 Jan '17, 7pm

Thailand Announces $11.3BN 10-year Plan to Build Sugarcane and Cassava Bioeconomy

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 and biochemical as well as biopharmaceuticals, “future” food and “future” feed. The first $1.44 billion phase of investment is set for 2017/18, first in the eastern province of Rayong and later into Khon Kaen.” Whoa, there. $11 billion? Time to move to Thailand, everyone. While you’re packing, we’ll analyze the news. Letter from Thailand Last May, we reported in “Letter from Thailand ” on the state of activities – most importantly, columnist John Forcier observed: The country will gradually begin phasing out its E10 gasoline blend in favor of E20 by offering increasing levels of price sup...

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