Oilfield & Energies

SCG Chemicals collaborates with Thai partners on technology for biodiesel, bioethanol industries

SCG Chemicals has teamed up with the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and Chulalongkorn University to develop catalyst-based technology for biodiesel and bioethanol industries to strengthen Thailand’s competitiveness towards sustainable growth.

SCG Chemicals, led by Dr Suracha Udomsak, R&D Director and Emerging Businesses Director, has entered into memorandum of understanding on R&D collaboration of “CAT-REAC Industrial Project” with the TRF, led by Prof Dr Suthipun Jitpimolmard, Thailand Research Fund Director, and Chulalongkorn University through Prof Bundhit Eua-arporn, President of Chulalongkorn University. The MoU was also signed by founding partners from five private organizations.

The collaboration of government, educational institutions, and private sector will foster knowledge creation to seek an appropriate direction to develop catalyst-based technology and chemical reaction engineering for biodiesel, bioethanol and catalyst industries such as petrochemical sector. The development of new catalyst befitting Thailand will benefit the production of high value-added products which will not only reduce import dependence but also contribute to a decrease of over 100 million Baht in industrial spending. The internal technology development will create sustainable competitive advantages of Thailand in an international arena.