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  • Improvement of biodiesel’s policy in Thailand
    Author: Jittipun Sakulsuraekkapong, Sirichai Thepa and Rattanachai Pairintra
    Journal: ENERGY SOURCES PART B-ECONOMICS PLANNING AND POLICY
    Published: 2018, Volume: 13, Issue: 3, Pages: 158-164
    IF = 1.15, Q3
    MORE INFORMATION: https://doi.org/10.1080/15567249.2017.1331276

Abstract

Thailand’s economy is growing rapidly as seen in terms of GDP; according to Thailand is a developing country. So, in industrial sector and logistics are high cost. Around 36% of diesel is spent on the transportation sector, and the amount of oil imported is going up. The Thai government had launched a master plan to increase the stability of the energy situation.

This paper studied the biodiesel policy in Thailand. Although the Thai government had launched a plan 8 years back, the plan could not meet its expected target. The policy was then extended to a 15-year plan. The goal is changed, using more biodiesel: 492.75 million liters in 2008 compared with 1642.5 million liters in 2022. The problems are politics, lack of raw materials, standard of specifications, no clear subsidized policy, and farmers’ lack technology.

KEYWORDS:
BiodieselPalmJatrophaRegression techniqueThailand