Thailand to shift to E20 as main fuel in summer 2021
Thailand is looking to make E20 a main motor fuel in the country from July 2021, The Bangkok Post reported on December 29, citing the head of the Department of Energy Business. The plan, which aims to support sugar cane and cassava farmers, was delayed several times this year because of the need to use ethanol for the production of disinfectants.
E20 is to replace step by step gasohol 91, while gasohol 95 will become an alternative fuel for motorists. Both of these fuels contain 10% ethanol.
Demand for E20 declined modestly by 0.3% to 6.4 million litres per day in January-October 2020 compared to a year ago. The overall demand for petrol fuel was 31.3 million litres per day, according to figures from the department. Official projections call for a jump in demand for ethanol to 8 million litres per day by 2036.
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