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ADB TA 7679: Promoting Renewable Energy, Clean Fuels and Energy Efficiency in the Greater Mekong Subregion
Seminar–cum–Roundtable Discussion on Biofuels Standards for Lao PDR
Subregional Energy Forum (SEF)
May 15-16, 2012
Vientiane, Lao PDR

The Government of Lao PDR launched the Renewable Energy Development Strategy in October 2011 which became the main policy framework for the development or renewable energy in the country.  The main objective of the strategy is i) to ensure adequate supply of energy and promote cultivation of fuel crops, ii) to bring socio-economic benefits, and iii) to ensure environmentally and socially sustainable development.  The Strategy targets to increase the share of renewable energy to 30% of the total energy consumption by 2025.  For biofuels, the government aims to replace 10% of transport fuels by biofuels during the same period.  At present, the Ministry of Energy and Mines is in the process of preparing a biofuel decree which the Ministry intends to submit to the Cabinet by July 2012.

This seminar-cum-roundtable discussion is organized to assist and provide inputs to the Ministry of Energy and Mines in the implementation of the Biofuel Strategy and Road Map as well as to provide inputs to the draft Biofuel Decree.  This event aims to discuss and propose options for biofuel standards in Lao PDR through review of the regional and global experiences and recent developments in biofuel standards.

Time

Topic

Speaker

15 May 2012

8:00 – 8:30

Registration

 

8:30 – 8:45

Opening Session

 

 

Opening Remarks

Mr. Hatsady Sysulat, Director-General, IREP, MEM

 

Welcome Remarks

Mr. Jong-Inn Kim, Lead Energy Specialist, ADB

8:45 – 9:35

Session 1: Biodiesel Policies, Incentives Frameworks, and Markets

Chair: Nuwong Chollacoop

 

Dr. Romeo Pacudan, Team Leader ADB TA 7679

Mr. Chantho Milattanapheng, Deputy-Director, IREP, MEM

9:30 – 10:00

Coffee Break

 

10:00 – 11:45

Session 2: Biodiesel Technologies and Key Engine-Fuel Interaction Issues and Mitigation

Chair: Romeo Pacudan

 

Dr. Kulachate Pianthong, Associate Professor, Ubon Ratchathani University

 

  • Camelina as Feedstock for Biofuels Production in Lao PDR

Representative of Lao Asia Pacific Agriculture Promotion Import-Export Sole Co., LTD

 

Dr. Kulachate Pianthong, Associate Professor, Ubon Ratchathani University

11:45 – 12:30

Session 3: Biodiesel Technical Standards and Regulation 1

Chair: Romeo Pacudan

 

Dr. Nuwong Chollacoop, Head, Bioenergy Lab, MTEC, Thailand

Representative
Ministry of Science and Technology

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Break

 

13:30 – 14:30

Session 4: Biodiesel Technical Standards and Regulation 2

Chair: Kulachate Pianthong

 

Dr. Nuwong Chollacoop, Head, Bioenergy Lab, MTEC, Thailand

 

Dr. Nuwong Chollacoop, Head, Bioenergy Lab, MTEC, Thailand

14:30 – 15:00

Coffee Break

 

15:00 – 17:00

Session 5: Roundtable Discussion: Biodiesel Standard – Options for Lao PDR

Chair: Jong-in Kim/Mitsuharo Oguma

 

  • Perspectives from Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Perspectives from State Petroleum Company
  • Perspectives from a Korean Company based in Lao PDR
  • Perspectives from a Japanese Company based in Lao PDR
  • Perspectives from Pollution Control Department
  • Perspectives from other stakeholders (Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, private companies, NGOs)
  • Stakeholders from Lao PDR

17:00 – 17:30

Day 1 Wrap Up

Dr. Romeo Pacudan, Team Leader ADB TA 7679

16 May 2012

8:30 – 8:45

Opening Session

 

 

  • Opening statement

Mr. Jong-Inn Kim

Dr. Romeo Pacudan, Team Leader ADB TA 7679

8:45 – 9:45

Session 6: Bioethanol Policies, Incentives Frameworks, and Markets

Chair: Nuwong Chollacoop

 

Dr. Romeo Pacudan, Team Leader ADB TA 7679

 

Mr. Chantho Milattanapheng, Deputy-Director, IREP, MEM

9:45 – 10:15

Coffee Break

 

10:15 – 11:45

Session 7: Bioethanol Technologies and Key Engine-Fuel Interaction Issues and Mitigation

Chair: Romeo Pacudan

 

Dr. Kulachate Pianthong, Associate Professor, Ubon Ratchathani University

11:45 – 12:45

Session 8: Bioethanol Technical Standards and Regulation 1

Chair: Romeo Pacudan

 

Dr. Nuwong Chollacoop, Head, Bioenergy Lab, MTEC (Thailand)

Mr. Anousinh PHOLSENA
Deputy Managing Director, Lao State Fuel Company

12:45 – 13:45

Lunch Break

 

13:45 – 14:45

Session 9: Bioethanol Technical Standards and Regulation 2

Chair: Kulachate Pianthong

 

Dr. Nuwong Chollacoop, Head, Bioenergy Lab, MTEC, Thailand

 

Dr. Nuwong Chollacoop, Head, Bioenergy Lab, MTEC, Thailand

14:45 – 15:15

Coffee Break

 

15:15 – 17:00

Session 10: Roundtable Discussion: Bioethanol Standard – Options for Lao PDR

Chair: Jong-in Kim/Mitsuharo Oguma

 

  • Perspectives from Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Perspectives from State Petroleum Company
  • Perspectives from Pollution Control Department
  • Perspectives from other stakeholders (Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, private companies, NGOs)
  • Stakeholders from Lao PDR

17:00 – 17:10

Wrap Up

Dr. Romeo Pacudan

17:10 – 17:30

Closing Session

Mr. Jong-Inn Kim, Lead Energy Specialist, ADB

Mr. Hatsady Sysulat, Director-General, IREP, MEM