Within Myanmar growing fuel demand from industry, machinery, and motorized vehicles, it is estimated that 524 million gallons of gasoline and 1,392 million gallons diesel will be needed annually by FY2030.
Potential crops for biofuel production in Myanmar fall into two categories—those for biodiesels and those used to make bioethanol. Edible crops include oil palm, coconut, rapeseeds, sunflower, sesame, groundnut, rice brand oil, niger, soybean, and safflowers. Non-edible crops include jatropha curcas, castor oil plant, neem tree, and Pongamia pinnata. Bioethanol is processed from sugarcane, cassava, sweet potato, yam, sorghum, and rice.