2nd workshop

JST Japan-Thailand 2st Workshop

Date: 25-26 November 2010

Location: Hotel Chateau de Khao Yai, Khao Yai, Thailand,


The workshop was held in Khao Yai, Thailand. Eleven participants from Thailand and fourteen participants from Japan were joining the workshop from day one. The first day start at 09.00, the main activities of the first day is the progress presentation of each group and its future plan, in the end of the session the discussion question and answer. In the afternoon all the participants visited the pump hydro power and 2×1.25 MW wind turbine in Khao Yai Tieng hilltop.

The second day of the workshop start at 08.30, begin with the presentation from Asst. Prof. Suneerat explaining the next 2011 SEE conference in Thailand, followed by Thailand remarks from Prof. Bundit Fungtamassan. The session starts at around 09.00 with the opening discussion by energy scenario on the scenario framework and possible collaboration with other group for developing 2030-2050 Thailand energy scenario planning. The detail summary can be found in the next explanations.

Opening Speech

Dr. Takashi Nishigaki

Prof. Keiichi N. Ishihara

Progress presentation from each group

Development of the next generation solar cell

Assoc. Prof. Takashi Sagawa

–          Study of hybrid solar cells and catalysts, further characterizations of photocatalysts, development in efficiency and durability of solar cells, designs of single solar cells and model, and photoreactor design will be carried out

Clean Coal Technology

Prof. Kouichi Miura

–          To develop clean coal technologies for effective use of the Thai lignite

–           To assist the development of human resources in the field of coal conversion technology in Thailand through the exchanges of researchers and students between the two countries

–          upgrading Thai lignite and biomass using mind solvent treatment

Strategic Rainfed Cultivation

Assoc. Prof. Sirintornthep Towprayon

–          First crop experiment is completed

–          Automatic chamber measurement set up

–          Finishing second crop and evaluation

Dr. Shigeto Sudo

–           Information exchanges on methodology of GHG observation technology and model analysis techniques (Roth-C and DNDC (DeNitrification and DeComposition) model)


Assoc. Prof.  Hisashi Miyafuji

–          Progress research on the introduction of biofuel which its sources has no competition with food

Energy Scenario and Planning

Sub: Life Cycle Assessment

Dr. Yuki Kudoh

–          progress on the LCA

Sub: Energy efficiency

Dr. Nuki Agya Utama

–          The relationship between economic and microclimate

–          Possible energy efficiency in residential sectors

Energy Scenario

Prof. Tetsuo Tezuka

Dr. Nattapong

–          Overview on the energy scenario in Thailand

–          Simple model on optimization for some of the Thailand power plant

General Discussion

Assoc. Prof. Shabbir H. Gheewala

Some discussion arises on the issue of scope and target for the energy scenario group.


Detail model for electric power supply-demand (optimization)

Brief model for energy supply and demand? (simulation type)

Total GHG mitigation (simulation type)


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