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EEC endorses waste management plan

The Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) Policy Committee has approved a waste management plan in the corridor’s three provinces to deal with 5.57 million tonnes within 12 years. Under the plan, the panel aims to set up a prototype project in Rayong for waste-to-energy power generation with a capacity of 10 megawatts, with the plan feeding […]

Southeast Asia’s modern-day plague

Southeast Asia is known for its vast rainforests which constitute about almost 20 percent of forest cover with the richest biodiversity in the world. What the region is also known for is its alarming rate of deforestation. Southeast Asia has the highest rate of deforestation of any major tropical region followed by Latin America and Africa. […]

Can the Cement Industry Help Reduce Marine Plastic Waste?

Research at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) suggests that using plastic waste as a fuel additive in the cement industry can help with a substantial reduction in marine plastic pollution in Thailand. Instead of converting plastic into electricity, AIT researchers estimated the potential of converting plastic into heat. While the efficiency of converting plastic […]

Energy industry deepens sustainability footprint

The Vietnamese government has enacted long-term development orientations and a strategy for the power sector, including energy efficiency measures to ensure national energy security. deputy minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong provides insights into the opportunities and challenges opening up in the power sector by driving the sustainability agenda as well as promoting […]

ExxonMobil completes maintenance work at Singapore chemical plant

[SINGAPORE] ExxonMobil said on Wednesday that it has completed maintenance work at its Singapore chemical plant. A company spokesman declined to provide further details of the affected units, saying that it was not the company’s practice to discuss operational details of its units. The company said last week that the plant was undergoing maintenance, which […]

Thailand to push blockchain use

The future of blockchain currently seems uncertain following the crash in cryptocurrency prices. However, enthusiasm abounded at the World Blockchain Summit held in Bangkok on 2 December 2019 for the potential of this ground-breaking technology. When the summits first began in 2017, money was being heavily invested in blockchain. However, there came a surge in […]

Thailand will use blockchain technology to control VAT fraud related to oil exports

Recent reports have confirmed that Thailand will be considering the Block Chain Technology in order to curb VAT fraud involving oil export. According to Ledger Insights reports, the Excise Department of Thailand confirmed its tie-up with the Krungthai Bank for utilizing distributed ledger technology for tax refunds to the exporters of oil and for controlling […]

Cambodia’s urban goals run into challenge of building Angkor Wat 2.0

CAMBODIA is building both “smart” cities and “liveable” cities under a mishmash of well-meaning plans that aim to attract investment and talent, create new production and service ecosystems, and develop supply chains. There is no shortage of good advice, but funds and a coherent strategy are scarce. Tales of constructing Cambodian cities started about 10 […]

Asia Oil Refiners Resist Run Cuts Despite Record-Low Margins

Asian refiners struggling with record-low margins are resisting cutting operating rates on expectations that new rules mandating the use of cleaner-burning ship fuels will boost diesel demand. Nine of ten major Chinese, Indian and South Korean processors surveyed by Bloomberg said they’re running at normal run rates and not planning to reduce them, asking not […]

UPDATE 2-Gazprom’s LNG trading team in Singapore resigns – sources

SINGAPORE, Dec 3 (Reuters) – The liquefied natural gas (LNG) physical trading team at the Singapore unit of Russia’s Gazprom , including the global head of LNG trading, have resigned from the company, several industry sources said. The three LNG traders at Gazprom Marketing and Trading Singapore, which is a subsidiary of gas producer Gazprom […]