Energy & Environment
Advances in Biomass Energy Technology
Expert: Dr. Abdul Salam
Time Length: ~60 MIn
Description: Biomass accounts about 80% of the energy generated by renewable energy carriers worldwide. Biomass is the only carbon-based renewable energy source which can directly substitute fossil fuels. Biomass is also the only renewable energy source that can be stored and converted to heat, electricity and fuels (i.e. solid, liquid and gaseous) when they are needed. The demand for energy produced from biomass (bioenergy) is constantly growing due to it’s wider spectrum of applications. There are numerous technologies for the conversion of biomass into useful forms of energy. With the recent rapid development of biomass conversion technologies and increasing demand for decentralized, low-emission generation, the knowledge of efficient applications of modern bioenergy systems is important in the context of energy shortage and climate change. This presentation reviews the advances in the thermochemical conversion of biomass in to energy, i.e. pyrolysis, gasification and combustion.
Expert: Dr. Abdul Salam is currently serving as Head of Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change and Associate Professor of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. Dr. Salam has around 25 years of international experience in research, consultancy and capacity building in the areas of bioenergy (biomass, biofuel, biogas), waste to energy, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and climate change mitigation. He has published more than 100 internationally refereed journal articles, conference papers, and books, and presented his research findings in more than 40 countries. He also has three years of working experience as the General Manager and Chief Design Engineer of an energy service company. He has obtained Master of Engineering (1994) and Doctor of Engineering (2005) in Renewable Energy and Energy Technology, respectively, from AIT. Dr. Salam also received the Thailand Frontier Researcher Award for 2016 in Engineering, in recognition of pioneering a new frontier research, by Thomson Reuters and Office of Higher Education Commission of Thailand.
Waste to Energy (WtE) Project Development and Execution in Thailand
Expert: Dr. Apipong Lamsam
Time Length: ~60 MIn
Description: This webinar will be presented as two parts. Part 1 discusses on “Community Power Plant scheme in Thailand” and Part 2 discusses on “Municipal Solid Waste Power Plant scheme in Thailand”. In each part, issues related to Regulations, Incentives (Feed-in-Tariff Rates Structures); Government Agencies & Roles, Biogas Energy Potential in Thailand, Market Opportunities & Outlook and Success and challenges will be addressed. This webinar is aimed for professionals and investors involved with Waste to Energy Projects.
Expert: Dr. Apipong Lamsam received his Doctoral of Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in 2008 on Environmental Engineering and Management. His focus has been on environmental issues including air pollution, wastewater treatment and biogas production system. He has over 10 years’ experience in the design of wastewater treatment process particularly on biogas production, treatment and purification process using various raw materials such as agricultural industrial wastewater, municipal solid waste and energy corp. Furthermore, he has vast experience in developing and execution of various waste to energy projects in Thailand which is one of the most attractive places in renewable energy project development in South East Asia. He is currently the Managing Director of Papop Co., Ltd. which is a leading biogas technology provider in Thailand.
Social Media Marketing for Waste Management Businesses
Expert: Jessica Shrout
Time Length: ~90 Min
Description: Everyone else is on social media, so why should waste management businesses miss out? In fact, we can help resolve issues with unsafe disposal and recycling practices by educating the public through social media. By leveraging your marketing platforms, you can ensure customers understand the rules and adhere to them and position yourself as the authority on waste - making your service even more valuable in a competitive industry. We’ll cover how to choose the right platform, ways to develop content, methods to attract followers, tips to encourage engagement, and the best ways to track your success.
Expert: Jessica Shrout is the owner of Circle Three Branding – a marketing agency dedicated to the waste and recycling industry. Her passion grew from a frustration that no outside agency seemed to understand the needs of the waste world – and so it became a mission to provide brand strategy and marketing services from someone who understands. Jessica’s work has won first-place awards at the national level in 2018, 2019, and 2020. She is also a columnist on marketing strategy for the industry and speaks on these topics across the globe.