St1 Nordic Oy (Helsinki, Finland;) has completed the construction of an Etanolix pilot plant at Ubon Bio Ethanol Ltd.’s (UBE) starch and ethanol plant site in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand. In the project, St1 is piloting its own technology to produce advanced ethanol for transportation using cassava pulp as feedstock. The pilot plant will be operated for a year in several starch factories to test different environments, conditions, and seasonal changes. The pilot phase is essential to finalize the concept for a full-scale ethanol production plant using cassava pulp into an investment proposal. St1 has founded a subsidiary in Thailand, St1 Renewable Energy Thailand Ltd, to run the piloting and R&D of cassava pulp ethanol production process. Read more