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Occasional Paper 31 -ACMECS Bioenergy 2015 - Three Years of Efforts Towards a Regional Bioenergy Network

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Background

           Biomass is one of alternative sources for energy to substitute fossil fuel consumption. ACMECS countries (viz. Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam) have the same goal in increasing production and utilization of biomass for energy to decrease fossil fuel dependency. It therefore benefits not only energy security enhancement but also raising life quality of their people particularly in rural areas.

             According to the 1st and the 2nd ACMECS Bioenergy Workshop in 2013 and 2014 under the titles: “Potential of Biomass for Bioenergy in ACMECS Countries” and “Biomass for Community Energy: Production and Utilization Technology” respectively, the five countries address their high potential of available biomass feedstock for energy. Main sources of biomass for energy in the region are agricultural wastes, thus ACMECS countries recognize a problem of their seasonal availability. They notably increase their attention to energy crop plantation and relevant research and development to sustain biomass for energy production and utilization in the region. Biomass for energy production and utilization are concerned in national energy policy of each ACMECS country. However, the utilization of biomass for energy in ACMECS countries except Thailand and Vietnam are limited and mostly in traditional way which are low efficiency. Technology and knowledge transfer as well as investment are necessary to reach a concrete achievement of biomass for energy production and utilization in the region.

             Biomass for energy production and utilization are questioned about land competition and climate change mitigation. Sustainable and standardized production and utilization of biomass for bioenergy are needed to increase the competitiveness of biomass for energy of ACMECS countries in the world market as well as reduce severity of environmental crisis. National and regional strategies are really needed for sustainability of biomass for energy production and utilization. The effective strategies can elevate both national and regional economic and social quality.

Objectives

1) To exchange and transfer useful information about standard of biomass production and utilization for energy among ACMECS countries

2) To develop the national and regional strategies to raise biomass for energy marketplace of ACMECS countries

3) To enhance sustainable biomass for energy production and utilization in ACMECS region to relieve environmental crisis and increase competitiveness of biomass for energy from ACMECS countries to the world market

4) To strengthen the biomass and bioenergy network within ACMECS countries

Date and venue

8–11 December 2015

Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

TOHSANG KHOMGJIAM RESORT

Participants

1. ACMECS-TICA Member

Cambodia              6           Participants

Myanmar               6           Participants

Laos                      6           Participants

Vietnam                 6           Participants                

Thailand                 20         Participants

Total                      44         Participants

2. Non-ACMECS Member

20 Participants

Organizing agencies

Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA),

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Royal Government of Thailand

KasetsartAgricultural and Agro-industrial Product Improvement Institute (KAPI),

Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand

National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI) 319 Chamchuri Square Building 14th Fl., Phayathai Rd., Patumwan, Bangkok, Thailand

International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO)
Marxergasse 2 A-1030 Vienna, Austria

Workshop committee and coordinator

Committee

Director General of TICA

Mrs Warunee Thanapase, Director of KAPI

Associate Professor Dr Songkram Thammincha,  Kasetsart University

Assistant Professor Dr Bunvong Thaiutsa, Kasetsart University

Mr Khongsak Pinyopusarerk, CSIRO Australia

Ms Pin Sridurongkatum, TICA

Mr Vitoon Luangviriyasaeng, Royal Forest Department

Regional Coordinator

Dr Maliwan Haruthaithanasan, KAPI, Kasetsart University

50 Ngamwongwan, Ladyao, Chatujak, Bangkok 10900 Thailand

Tel./Fax. +66-2-9428700

Mobile +66-86-5552816

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IUFRO SFBN Task Force Coordinator

Dr Viktor Bruckman, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2
1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 51581-0

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ACMECS Country Coordinators

Mr Ma Soktha                                     Forest Administration, Cambodia

Assoc.Prof.DrHoungphet Chanthavong  National University of Laos, Lao PDR

Mr Mehm Ko Ko Gyi                            Ecosystem Conservation and Community        Development Initiative (ECCDI), Myanmar

Ms Duong Thanh Hoa                         Institute of Forest Tree Improvement and  Biotechnology, Vietnam 

Secretariat Team

Dr Warawut Suphamitmongkol, KAPI

Ms Tepa Phudphong, KAPI

Ms Suwanoot Tuntragul, KAPI

Ms Orracha Sae-Tun, KAPI

Supporting Team

Mr Kasem Haruthaithanasan, KAPI

Mr Yutthana Banchong, KAPI

Ms Chonlada Buratcharin, KAPI

Mr Eakpong Tanawat, KAPI

Ms Pavina Badan, KAPI

Ms Tanapa Thepchatri, KAPI

 


The 3rd ACMECS Bioenergy Workshop

Future Development of ACMECS Bioenergy: Regional Plan and Standardization

Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand

8 – 11 December 2015

Workshop Program

Monday, 7 December 2015

10.00 – 16.00  Arrival of participant

            Overnight at Tohsang Khongjiam Resort, Ubon Ratchathani province

Tuesday, 8 December 2015 (Ubon Ratchathani)

08.00 – 09.00 Registration

09.00 – 09.30 Opening ceremony

       Master of ceremony     

                     Dr Warawut Suphamitmongkol, Kasetsart Agricultural and Agro-industrial

                     Product Improvement Institute (KAPI), Kasetsart University

       Welcoming and Opening Addresses

                     Ms Warunee Tanapase, Director, Kasetsart Agricultural and Agro-industrial

                     Product Improvement Institute (KAPI), Kasetsart University

                                

Keynote Addresses

         Moderator

            Mr Saw Yan Naung, Ecosystem Conservation and Community Development 

            Initiative (ECCDI), Myanmar

09.30 – 10.15  Standard for sustainable energy forest plantation in Thailand

                      Mr Narongchai Cholapap, Forest Industry Organization, Thailand

10.15 – 10.30  Break

10.30 – 11.15  System evaluation for sustainable bioenergy production
                      Dr Takashi Yanagida, Forest and Forestry Products Research Institute, Japan

11.15 – 12.00  China’s policy and approaches on sustainable bioenergy development

                      Dr Wu Shuirong, Chinese Academy of Forestry, China

12.00 – 13.00  Lunch

IUFRO Session

          Moderator

                      Dr Viktor Bruckman, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

13.00 – 13.10  Introduction of IUFRO Sustainable Forest Biomass Network Task Force

                      Dr Viktor Bruckman, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Austria

13.10 – 13.40  Woody bioenergy: sustainable supply chains & sustainable plantations

                      Dr Raymond Miller,Michigan State University, USA

13.40 – 14.10  Sustainable biomass development based on remote sensing data

                      Dr Florian Kraxner, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

14.10 – 14.40  Sustainable biomass energy utilization in Africa

                      Dr Joseph Githiomi, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, Kenya

14.40 – 15.00  Break

15.00 – 15.30  Potential market of biomass for energy in Asia

                      Dr Mika Yoshida, Tokyo University, Japan

15.30 – 16.00  Community forestry and bioenegy development in East Africa    

                      Dr Fikirte Demissie Tulu, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

16.00 – 16.30  Short rotation forestry in India

                           Dr Sanjeev Chauhan, Punjab Agricultural University, India

16.30 – 17.45  Discussion round

18.30              Welcome party

                      Overnight at Tohsang Khongjiam Resort, Ubon Ratchathani province

Wednesday, 9 December 2015 (Ubon Ratchathani)

ACMECS Session

          Moderator

                     Mr Phan Thanh Tung, Institute of energy science, Vietnam

08.00 – 08.30  Registration

08.30 – 09.15  National Strategic plan for biomass energy development in Myanmar

                      Dr Lwin Lwin Naing,Ecosystem Conservation and Community Development

                      Initiative (ECCDI), Myanmar

09.15 – 10.00  National strategic plan for biomass energy development in Cambodia

                      Dr Gnhoung Choumnit, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Cambodia

10.00 – 10.45  National strategic plan for biomass energy development in Vietnam

                      Dr Ho Thi LAn Huong, Institute of Energy Science, Vietnam

10.45 – 11.30  National strategic plan for biomass energy development in Lao PDR

                      Dr Sithong Thongmaniwong, National University of Laos, Lao PDR

11.30 – 12.15  National strategic plan for biomass energy development in Thailand

                      Dr Warawut Suphamitmongkol, Kasetsart Agricultural and Agro-industrial

                      Product Improvement Institute (KAPI), Thailand

12.15 – 13.15  Lunch

Round Table Session

         Moderator

                     Dr Songkram Thammincha, Kasetsart Agricultural and Agro-industrial

                     Product Improvement Institute (KAPI)

13.15 – 13.45 Draft regional strategic plan for ACMECS biomass energy development

                     Dr Maliwan Haruthaithanasan,Kasetsart Agricultural and Agro-industrial

                     Product Improvement Institute (KAPI), Thailand

13.15 – 16.30 Round table: Regional strategic plan for biomass for energy & standardization

18.00             Dinner

                     Overnight atTohsang Khongjiam Resort, Ubon Ratchathani province

Thursday, 10 December 2015 (Field trip)

08.30              Depart for field trip

09.00 – 11.00  Visit Energy plantation at Forest Industry Organization-Phibun Mangsahan

11.00 – 12.00  Visit pellet production plant at Power Pellet Co., Ltd., Sirindhorn district,

            Ubon Ratchathani province

12.00 – 13.00  Lunch

14.00 – 15.00  Visit Pha Taem National Park and boat trip along Mekong and Mun River

18.00             Dinner

  Overnight at Tohsang Khongjiam Resort, Ubon Ratchathani province

Friday, 11 December 2015 (Field trip)

08.00              Depart for field trip

09.00 – 12.00  Visit ethanol from cassava production plant at Ubon Bio-ethanol Co., Ltd., 
                      Na Yia district, Ubon Ratchathani province

12.00 – 13.00  Lunch

14.30 – 15.00  Wrap-up meeting

                     Closing ceremony

18.00             Dinner

  Overnight at Tohsang Khongjiam Resort, Ubon Ratchathani province

Saturday, 12 December 2015

06.00               Departure of participants