GGC succeeds in producing JAMA-certified B100 biodiesel
A source from Global Green Chemical (GGC) reported on Thursday (October 24) that the company’s first methyl ester facility had been successful in manufacturing biodiesel using 100-per-cent pure palm oil or B100 with less than 0.4 per cent of monoglycerides, which is in line with the standards of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA).
The company’s second facility can produce B100 with less than 0.25 per cent of monoglycerides, which meets the European standard.
GGC mainly distributes its products to PTT and its subsidiaries. The company enjoys the largest market share in domestic B100 production at 27 per cent. However, its capacity to produce JAMA-certified B100 biodiesel can only meet 50 per cent of market demand, although it is confident that other domestic manufacturers will soon upgrade their facilities to be able to produce more B100 and meet the government’s November 1 deadline to use B10 as the standard biodiesel.
GGC’s two facilities have a combined maximum production capacity for B100 biodiesel of 500,000 tonnes per year. However, only the second facility is capable of refining crude palm oil while the first still needs to outsource the service to RPCG Public Company Limited or Rayong Purifier as it was previously known. The company is confident that domestic demand for B100 will increase in the last quarter as consumers travel more during the high season.
GGC has set the B100 manufacturing target this year at 400,000 tonnes, higher than last year’s 370,000 tonnes.
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