Covid-19 crisis delays Thailand’s biofuel future

Thailand’s Energy Ministry has postponed a nationwide plan to switch to biofuels until the Covid-19 crisis subsides.

The ministry initially told oil refineries to stop producing gasohol 91 at the end of May and planned to increase consumption and manufacture of biofuels like gasohol E20, which will generate income for local farmers who grow biofuel energy crops like sugarcane and cassava, and ensure the Kingdom is less dependant on OPEC and fossil fuels.

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Sean Kelly