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Idemitsu Kosan opens bioethanol pilot plant in Thailand

4:37 AM MDT | October 29, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Idemitsu Kosan says it has established a pilot plant at Muang District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand, to demonstrate the production of ethanol from cassava pulp—residues from tapioca starch factory. Idemitsu Kosan says it has been working in Southeast Asia to expand its business in biofuels, which shows promise as a renewable energy source. And as part of this plan, Idemitsu Kosan has built the pilot plant in the premises of Sanguan Wongse Industries, the largest starch tapioca plant in Asia. The pilot plant has commenced operation to demonstrate...

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