Problem of producing cheap biofuel from cassava solved

The state’s research agency and energy policymakers have finally discovered a way to produce biofuel from cassava at a competitive cost, says a senior Energy Ministry official. Previously the use of cassava in ethanol production was not viable despite the abundance of the shrub, because ...

Court ruling raises questions over status of wind farms

The Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO) will hold a meeting with the Energy Ministry next week to find solutions to problems resulting from a court ruling that some farming-designated land plots were misused for wind-farm projects. Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives Minister General Chatchai Salikulya said he ...

Sembcorp takes another step on Myingyan project

Singaporean energy firm Sembcorp signed a build-operate-transfer agreement with Myanmar’s energy ministry on January 18 for the Myingyan power plant, a high profile energy project expected to receive loans from a variety of international lenders. Tan Cheng Guan, Sembcorp Industries’ head of group business development and ...

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