Biomass Power Plants in Thailand
Bang Mun Nak
Location: Pichit
Operator: AT Biopower Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 22 MW
Operation: 2005
Fuel: rice husk
Boiler supplier: McBurney
T/G supplier: Shin Nippon, Elin
Quick facts: This facility is in Bang Mun Nak District, Pichit Province, and went commercial on 21 Dec 2005. The plant burns about 150,000 tpy of rice husk and has a 25 yr PPA with EGAT under Thailand's Small Power Producer (SPP) program. The plant cost about 1,400mn Baht. The McBurney suspension firing system was the first-ever installation for a rice-husk fueled power plant. Project investors include Chubu Electric Power Co, Al Tayyar Energy, Private Energy Market Fund, Finnish Fund for Industrial Cooperation, Flagship Asia Corp, and Rolls-Royce Power Ventures. The plant received financial support of 900mn Baht from TMB Bank and Siam City Bank.

Photograph courtesy of Electrowatt-Ekono
Posted 25 Feb 2009

Burirum
Location: Buri Ram
Operator: Advance Bio Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 9.5 MW
Operation: 2007
Fuel: rice husk
Boiler supplier: Veesons
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This is the first power plant in Thailand designed to burn 100% eucalyptus bark and chips obtained from nearby sawmills. The Danish Energy Agency supported this CDM project.

Photograph courtesy of Danish Energy Agency
Posted 29 Apr 2009

CGC Plant
Location: Nakhon Ratchasima
Operator: C Gigantic Carbon Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 2.76 MW CHP
Operation: ??
Fuel: biomass
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This is a captive power plant at Thailand's largest manufacturer of activated carbon using coconut shell and wood as raw materials.

Photograph courtesy of C Gigantic Carbon Co
Posted 28 Jun 2009

NPP5A
Location: Prachin Buri
Operator: National Power Supply Public Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 100 MW
Operation: 2015
Fuel: wood, biomass
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: Dongfang
EPC: China Datang, Anhui Electric Power Construction Engineering Co
Quick facts: A CFB unit at the 304 Industrial Park in Tha Toom, Srimahaphot district. The EPC contract was signed on 7 Jun 2012.

Photograph courtesy of China Datang Corp
Posted 21 Feb 2016

NPP9
Location: Prachin Buri
Operator: National Power Supply Public Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 150 MW
Operation: 2015
Fuel: wood, biomass
Boiler supplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: China Datang, Anhui Electric Power Construction Engineering Co
Quick facts: This CFB unit extended the heat and power complex at the 304 Industrial Park in Tha Toom, Srimahaphot district. The EPC contract was signed on 7 Jun 2012.

Photograph courtesy of Sepco No 3 Huafeng
Posted 20 Feb 2016

Roi Et
Location: Roi Et
Operator: Electricity Generating Public Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 9.8 MW
Operation: 2006
Fuel: rice husk
Boiler supplier: Yoshimine Co Ltd
T/G supplier: Shin Nippon, Meidensha
Quick facts: This biomass power plant is designed to burn 300t of rice husk per day and has a 21yr PPA with EGAT under Thailand's SPP scheme. The project received financial support from the Industrial Finance Corp of Thailand (IFCT) and the Office of Board of Investment (BOI). J-Power was an engineering consultant.

Photograph courtesy of Electricity Generating Public Co Ltd
Posted 17 Dec 2003

Sahacogen Kamphaeng Phet
Location: Kamphaeng Phet
Operator: Sahacogen (Chonburi) Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 7.5 MW CHP
Operation: 2013
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Lawi
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Lawi, Bangkok Industrial Boiler
Quick facts: This SPP in Phran Krati was licensed by Sahagreen Forest Co Ltd in 2008. The operator is a 75:25 JV of Sahacogen and Siam Forestry Co Ltd. A VSPP PPA with PEA was signed in 2009 and COD was 25 Dec 2012..

Photograph courtesy of Sahacogen (Chonburi) Co Ltd
Posted 16 Jul 2016

Sahacogen Lamphun
Location: Lamphun
Operator: Sahacogen (Chonburi) Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 9.6 MW CHP
Operation: 2011
Fuel: biomass
Boiler supplier: Thermax
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: Jurong
Quick facts: This SPP in Sahaphat Industrial Park was licensed by Sahacogen Green Co Ltd in 2008. A PPA with PEA was signed in 2009 and the associated woodchip operation was licensed in 2010. Steam is sold to Thai President Foods PLC. Black & Veatch was owner's engineer.

Photograph courtesy of Sahacogen (Chonburi) Co Ltd
Posted 16 Jul 2016

Surin MGP
Location: Prasart Surin
Operator: Mungcharoen Green Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 9.9 MW
Operation: 2007
Fuel: rice husk
Boiler supplier: ??
T/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: This plant was commissioned in Jan 2007. The SPP cost THB 550mn and took 2yrs to build. The plant fuel is about 85,000 tpy of rice husk supplied by farmers within a 30km radius of the plant site. MGP is the first large-scale, rice husk-based power plant project developed, invested, implemented, operated and maintained exclusively by a group of local rice millers and has a 21yr PPA contract with EGAT. The plant is directly connected to PEA’s 22kV grid The owners invested THB 150mn while THB 400mn was loaned by Bankthai Public Co Ltd and the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE).

Photograph courtesy of Mungcharoen Green Power Co Ltd
Posted 17 Jun 2009

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 16-Jul-2016

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