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ERIA and Thailand Ministry of Energy Hold Workshop on Biomass Supply Chain

6 February 2019

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Bangkok, 31 January 2018: The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and Thailand Ministry of Energy held a joint launching workshop for Biomass Supply Chain for Power Generation and Transmission Highway in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) on 31 January 2019 in Bangkok.

Minister of Energy of Thailand H.E. Dr Siri Jirapongphan delivered the opening remarks for the workshop, followed by a keynote speech by Dr Veerapat Kiatfuengfoo, Director of Power Policy Bureau in the Energy Policy and Planning Office in the Ministry of Energy.

The presentations in the workshop were divided into two parts: Biomass Supply Chain for Power Generation and Transmission Highway in GMS. ERIA’s Energy Economist Dr Han Phoumin delivered his presentation ‘Cost Estimation of Biomass Power Generation’ in the first part.

According to Dr Han, his study aimed to assess the economic viability of the introduction of more biomass power plants in the southern part of Thailand, in order to provide the necessary policy recommendation for the Ministry of Energy.

This project is expected to be completed in May 2019. The outcomes will be presented to the Thailand Ministry of Energy.

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