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MCOT. To meet growing domestic demand, Thai Oil, the leading petroleum refinery in Thailand, is in the planing stages for an ethanol plant that would produce the fuel from cassavas.

Production capacity for the plant will range between 1–2 million liters per day (264–528 thousand gallons US). Correspondingly, costs will range from US$150–250 million.

At the end of 2004, Thailand had ethanol production capacity of some 4.36 million liters per day, divided among 24 producers. The Thai Oil plant could thus increase capacity by some 23%–46%.

Piti Yimprasert, Thai Oil president, said the company had opted to produce ethanol from cassavas because it viewed there would be enough supply of the crop for the large ethanol plant. Sugarcane and molasses are other feedstocks for Thai ethanol.

Cassava is a hardy, starchy crop that grows with minimal inputs and delivers a reasonable yield even on infertile land where the cultivation of other crops is difficult.

For processing into ethanol, the cassava starch is initially converted to glucose by the enzyme or acid process, similar to the process used for cereal grains and other starchy feedstocks.

Cassava ethanol projects are also in development in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Nigeria.

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Comments

rexis

Awesome, instead of making delicious snack crispy deep fried cassava, we can use them to make fuel as well!

alfonso le

hi alfonso,

this is interesting-we can replicate this in the solomon islands too; a south korean firm is doing the same in PNG.more details to follow.

regards

lawson

Jose G. Rafal

Dear Sir,

Your site is so informative and very encouraging to people who are very much interested in alternative energy and biofuels.

I wish we could have technical collaboration with this project on putting up one Ethanol from Cassava processing plant in the Philippines. I am now in Dubai and willing to contact some financial investment group to finance this project with a minimum of US$50M.

You will be interested and willing, you can contact me at my mobile: 0097152527406

Mr. Rafal

DR J.S.ABBA


Dear Sir,

I am interested if you could assist in providing a detail equipment/cost for a cassava ethanol project in Benue, the largest producer of cassava in Nigeria.

Thank you

Ellen Roseanne

Sir,
Good day!
I am very interested in this topic. May i ask the processes involved in order to extract ethanol from cassava in a way that a simple student can afford to conduct it as an experiment?
Thank you very much...

More power,

Anne

S.Rajaram

It was really worth article for the research students like me.
Thanking you.
regards
Rajaram.
Research Scholor
Dept.of Chemistry
Periyar University.
Salem-636 011


S.Rajaram

Really Useful articles for the research students like me.
Regards
Rajaram
research scholor
Dept of Chemistry
Periyar university
salem 636 011
Tamilnadu.
South India

Oladoja

Hello,a warmly hello just to keep you in touch.
I really want to ask for your favour.
I am a student and i am doing a design work on production of 50,000 tons of ethanol from cassava waste as my project work,i need your assistance on the equipment and cost estimations for my project.
I will be grateful if my request is considered.
Many thanks..............Oladoja Tunde

igntius

i am a production engineering postgraduate student . am presently working on ethanol from cassva as fuel additive so as to reduce auto mobile pollution. please assist me with research materials

José Borrell

Dear Sir, I´m process engineer of PDVSA. Here in Venezuela, we´re developing The Engineer of the Ethanol Project, from cane and also cassava, for the injection to our gasoline. We need your technical colaboration for this Project. Please contact me at:


borrellj@pdvsa.com
(011)(58)(81)2602352/2608081

Regards,

José Borrell
Process engineer
Etanol Project
PDVSA


Daniels

Dear sir, your site has been very encouraging.As i have been thinking of what to do next with my 14 years experience in beer brewing industry and my engineering background.Your site is giving me a rethink about ethanol as an alternative automotive fuel.pls.send me more information about production of ethanol from cassava.

regards,
Daniels

anne

greetings in the name of the Lord!
i am a student of a certain public high school in the Philippines and i'am interested with ethanol production that uses cassava as its raw material. in this connection may i ask your help about the fermentation process or its methodology as a whole. iam planning to engage on that project as a investigatory.i am expecting for your great response.
thank you and good day!

anne

greetings in the name of the Lord!
i am a student of a certain public high school in the Philippines and i'am interested with ethanol production that uses cassava as its raw material. in this connection may i ask your help about the fermentation process or its methodology as a whole. iam planning to engage on that project as an investigatory.i am expecting for your great response.
thank you and good day!

Frank

The "Cassava Ethanol Plant" idea cuaght my atention lately and I am fascinated by it. I am from Ghana; cassava is a very common tuber in Ghana, grows easily and relatively in adundance in certain arears in the country.I am planing, as an individual,to invest some of my savings in "Cassava Ethanol Plant " project.I am wondering, is it realistic,as an individual, to take on such a project, given limited finances (e.g $50,000 to $100,000). What input can you give me and also where can I research for information to get me started and going successfully?
Your quick response will be greatly apreciated.

Francis

Kindly furnish me with Technical and commercial costing details for the cassava processing to Ethanol Plant.

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