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Environment/Energy (Low carbon society/energy)

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Principal Investigator (Affiliation) 日本 Prof.
TSUBAKI Noritatsu
(Faculty of Engineering, Academic Assembly, University of Toyama) researchmap
タイ Prof.
Tharapong Vitidsant
(Department of Chemical Technology, Chulalongkorn University / Head, Center of Fuels and Energy from Biomass)
Research Institutions in Japan University of Toyama / JAPAN COAL FRONTIER ORGANIZATION (JCOAL) /ENEOS Corporation / Tomoe Shokai Co., Ltd
Research Institutions in Thailand Chulalongkorn University / Northern Renewable Energy Co., Ltd / PTT
Adoption fiscal year FY 2016
Research Period 5 Years
ODA Recipient Country Kingdom of Thailand
General Description of the Research Project

Development of gasification and catalyst technologies to convert biomass resources into liquid fuel
In Thailand, a tropical agricultural country, large amounts of agricultural residues including those from processing of agricultural products are being wasted. The project aims to create renewable energy resources as an alternative to fossil fuels by developing gasification technologies to obtain gas from such agricultural residues and catalyst technologies to convert the gas to liquid fuel. We will not only develop technologies for characterization of resources, conversion to gas suitable for catalytic reaction, and catalytic conversion of gas to diesel, gasoline, LPG or methanol, but will also build a platform for the social implementation of these technologies through verification of product utilization characteristics as well as human resource development.

Contribute to solving resource and environmental issues by producing liquid fuel from renewable energy resources as an alternative to fossil fuels.
Alternative fuels to fossil fuels and chemical products from abundant biomass resources are produced in Thailand. The obtained biofuels will serve to improve Thailand’s energy self-sufficiency ratio, promote agriculture and rural communities, and conserve the environment of Thailand. In the future, it will also contribute to the development of fuel production from biomass that does not compete with the food supply and prevent global warming by the use of alternative fuels to fossil fuels.

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Examine the production process at Thailand’s research institution.


Conduct research and develop technology through operation tests and prototype production.


Conduct an on-site survey on the availability of biomass material and their processing.

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