Mungcharoen Biomass Project
Description: This biomass project uses a rice husk fuelled combustion technique to generate electricity that is fed into the local grid and is also used to power two nearby rice mills. Prior to this project, the rice husks were left to decay or were burnt inefficiently in the open air, causing significant uncontrollable methane and carbon dioxide emissions, pollution and other environmental hazards. What was formerly husk waste is now a valued commodity. At the same time it reduces the reliance on other carbon intensive combustion methods (the burning of fossil fuels) associated with using the local and national electricity grid in Thailand. This project acts as a catalyst for the commercialisation of other biomass projects in Thailand and Southeast Asia.