Published on Friday, 19 December 2014

         

         KU-Biomass & Bio-energy Laboratory is one of research units in Kasetsart Agricultural and Agroindustrial Product Improvement Institute (KAPI), Kasetsart University (KU), Thailand. Since established in 2007, KU-Biomass & Bio-energy Lab. has been working in research and development of biomass utilization for energy. It initially started from creating various utilization of biomass from agricultural residues such as briquetted charcoal, ethanol and torrefied wood.

        Nowadays, the lab. has various joint projects with various organizations i.e. Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO), the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Department of Alternation Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE), Ministry of Energy and Biodiversity-Based Economy Development Office (BEDO). The projects are currently extended to R&D of renewable energy to enhance its utilization efficiency particularly what from biomass including agricultural residues and energy plantation. It is required to guarantee quality and quantity of biomass feedstock for energy production and utilization. The joints projects aim to holistically and realistically increase national energy security and provide benefits to public and private sector. Academic joint research, internal research development by KAPI and participatory of public and private sector from the Thai Chamber of commerce network in technology and knowledge transfer and utilization are systematic approaches to reach the goals.

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Visions

Sustain research, development and promotion of holistic energy crop production and biomass energy production from fast-growing trees

 

Missions

  • Research and development for species selection of potential energy crops and fast-growing trees for multiple use particularly energy
  • Improve efficiency of planting and management system and maximize their utilization
  • Determine environmental impacts of different fast-growing tree plantation systems and estimate socio-economic revenue 

 

Goals

Academic knowledge of energy plants and promotion of fast-growing tree plantation

One of supporters to sustainably create certain jobs for farmers in unproductive areas

Encouraging government and private sectors to utilize renewable energy from energy plants and fast-growing trees together with awareness of global warming crisis

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Researcher

 Dr Maliwan Haruthaithanasan,  Head of KU-Biomass & Bio-energy Laboratory

 Mr Kasem Haruthaithanasan, Researcher

 Mr Yutthana Banchong, Researcher

 Ms Tepa Phudphong, Assistant Researcher

 Mr Eakpong Tanawat, Researcher

 Ms Orracha Sae-Tun, Researcher

 Ms Suwanoot Tuntragul Researcher

 Ms Pavina Badan, Assistant Researcher

 

Partnership

Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University

Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University

Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University

Royal Forest Department

Land Development Department

Sahacogen Green Co., Ltd.

Sahacogen (Chonburi) Pub. Co., Ltd.

PTT Pub. Co., Ltd.

Alternative Energy Commission, Thai Chamber of Commerce

Agricultural Land Reform Office (ALRO)

Forest Industry Organization (FIO)

Department of Alternation Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE)

Energy Policy and Planning Office (EPPO)

Biodiversity-Based Economy Development Office (BEDO)

Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs