Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) via Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS), collaborative research project entitled, “Innovation on Production and Automobile Utilization of Biofuels from Non-Food Biomass” between Japanese research organizations, namely National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and Waseda University (WU), and Thai research organizations, namely National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) of National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR) and King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), organized the Workshop on higher blending of biodiesel (H-FAME) for automotive utilization in ASEAN on 17-18 September 2015 at Vibhavadee Ballroom A, Centara Grand Ladprao, Bangkok, Thailand.



Since current conventional fatty acid methyl ester (FAME), or biodiesel, has blending limit of 7% in fossil diesel according to engine manufacturers’ warranty, partial hydrogenation technology is thus developed from this collaborative research project to upgrade conventional biodiesel to H-FAME (partially hydrogenated FAME) in order to increase blending limit in accordance with Alternative Energy Development Plan (AEDP: 2015-2036). H-FAME has been produced from palm oil with properties exceeding all international biodiesel standards, including that by Worldwide Fuel Charter (WWFC), and rigorously tested as B20 blended fuel in an unmodified commonrail vehicle over 50,000km without any problem.



The workshop aims to present current trend of high biodiesel blend (more than 7% with fossil diesel) among various countries in ASEAN with lesson learned from Colombia, which allows up to 10% blend of palm biodiesel. Innovative H-FAME technology is elaborated with emphasis on improved properties, low cost-up and full vehicle compatibility, as well as a site visit to H-FAME production facility. The workshop is well attended by 120 participants from 8 countries, and concluded with panel discussion among biodiesel experts from various ASEAN countries in order to formulate strategies for a higher blend of biodiesel usage in the future.   


Please visit conference website for download presentation files and more information at  www.mtec.or.th/h-fame 


For Alternative Energy Development Plan (AEDP) 2015-2036 >>    http://www.dede.go.th/download/files/Focus%20group_Biofuel%20part.pdf