Thumrongrut Mungcharoen


He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, USA. For more than 25 years, he has involved as an expert in several projects on energy and environment, cleaner production, life cycle assessment and eco-design. He is currently an advisory committee of the Federation of Thai Industries. He is also a Vice President of the Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP) Board of Trustees. He has initiated several projects on sustainability assessment of Bioenergy and AgriFood products with the involvement of key partners from both public and private sectors. He has published more than 220 scientific papers.


“Bioenergy Promotion: Energy Security and Sustainability Issues”


The presentation will introduce the global, regional and Thai perspectives on greenhouse gas emissions, energy security and resource sustainability according to the Paris Agreement and global Agreement on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs 2016-2030).  A case study of Bioenergy promotion policy and sustainability assessment of Bioenergy supply chains, both bioethanol and biodiesel from agricultural products, with the involvement of NSTDA (at Thailand Science Park) and its key partners from public and private sectors will be illustrated.  There are a number of technical, institutional, and socioeconomic challenges to realise opportunities on a wider scale which is critical to ensuring the positive impacts at each point along the various supply chains.  The current standing in term of innovation, technologies and sustainability as per national context and our commitment to the Paris Agreement and global Agreement on SDGs will also be highlighted.