An Giang offers incentives to investors in renewable energy plants
AN GIANG — The Mekong Delta province of An Giang will offer preferential policies to investors in renewable energy plants as part of its strategy on sustainable development. Investors whose projects are in production and trade, for instance, will be exempt from land lease fees for seven years and will receive other incentives, according to […]
Are waste-to-energy plants bad investments in the Philippines?
Waste burning in the Philippines is prohibited under the country’s Clean Air Act, but this has not stopped private companies from trying to construct waste incinerators that produce electricity. Filipino infrastructure conglomerate Metro Pacific Investment Corporation’s proposal for a P22 billion (US$423 million) waste-to-energy plant is expected to be approved this month in Quezon City, […]
As palm oil for biofuel rises in Southeast Asia, tropical ecosystems shrink
Indonesia and Malaysia are looking to shore up demand domestically and in China, with the EU having changed course away from biofuels.
ASEAN’s shift to biogas
The push towards renewable energy has seen biogas emerge as a viable option for Southeast Asian countries looking to diversify their energy mix. Biogas refers to the mixture of various gasses – usually methane, carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen sulphide – that are produced as a result of the breakdown of organic matter like municipal […]
Asian palm oil producers offers to work with EU as it readies new food rules
[KUALA LUMPUR] Asian palm oil producers, long at loggerheads with the European Union over curbs on imports of the edible oil, have offered to “work together” with the European Commission in drafting rules for the EU’s latest “Farm to Fork” food supply policy.
Austrian renewable model gets local try
Gussing Renewable Energy’s gasification power plant in Nong Bua, which is meant to serve as a demonstration case for other communities. An Austrian energy company has brought a new process for generating renewable energy to Thailand, with the hope that after initial success their model will spread to small towns across the country. The carbon-neutral […]
B.Grimm keen on biomass with strategic partner
SET-listed B.Grimm Power Plc is planning to use biomass-derived fuel for its power generation as it continues to expand its business in the renewable energy field, says chief executive Preeyanart Soontornwata.
B20 implementation to be looked at holistically
THE government plans to increase the demand for palm oil as much as 500,000 tonnes per year, which would lead to the implementation of biodiesel B20 (a blend of 20% palm oil and 80% fossil fuel) at the end of 2020. Association of Water and Energy Research Malaysia president S Piarapakaran said the use of […]
B30 biofuel trial to be completed in October: APROBI
The Indonesian Biodiesel Producers Association (APROBI) expects the trial of 30 percent biofuel ( B30 ) on vehicles will be completed by October. APROBI chairman Paulus Tjakrawan said in Jakarta that the association had begun the trial of B30 biofuel with the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, state energy holding company Pertamina, the Agency for […]
Bangchak now selling B10 at more than 400 stations in Thailand
Thai petroleum refining company and fuel retailer Bangchak has started selling B10 at its more than 400 service stations across Thailand. Calling the fuel “Hi Diesel S B 10,” Bangchak is promoting its higher cetane number, performance, engine-cleaning characteristics, and ability to reduce smog and PM2.5 particulates while boosting palm prices for farmers. On Feb. […]