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Study of Renewable Energy Potential and Its Effective Usage in East Asia Summit Countries


Study of Renewable Energy Potential and  Its Effective Usage in East Asia Summit Countries

East Asian countries are actively promoting the introduction of first-generation biofuels such as bioethanol and biodiesel, but are constrained by several feed stock and production factors. To reduce the import of crude oil and energy consumption in the transportation sector, overarching action such as production of next-generation biofuels from nonconventional resources, improvement of fuel efficiency of vehicles, and maintenance of road infrastructure needs to be taken. Against this background, the report estimates the potential of a diversified transportation energy mix, analyses the techno-economic feasibility of next-generation biofuels, and scrutinises the advances that need to be made in the use of bio-methanol as a mainstream energy carrier. Country-specific recommendations on the introduction of alternate biofuels, fuel efficiency standards, and regional trade are provided for Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines.

Full Report

RPR - 2017 - 09 




List of Project Members


List of Figures and Tables

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. 1. Thailand

Chapter 2. 2. Indonesia

Chapter 2. 3. Philippines

Chapter 2. 4. Viet Nam

Chapter 2. 5. Malaysia

Chapter 2. 6. Simulation of Transportation Energy by Energy Mix Model

Chapter 2. 7. Policy Recommendation

Chapter 3. Next Generation Biofuels–Technology and Economy

Chapter 4. Bio-methanol as an Energy Carrier



26 October 2018




Makoto Toba, Shinichi Goto, Shoichi Ichikawa, Nuwong Chollacoop, Venkatachalam Anbumozhi

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