The 3rd ACMECS Bioenergy Workshop
The 3rd ACMECS Bioenergy Workshop was held in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand during December 8-11, 2015. There are 63 participants from 13 countries including Thailand, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Vietnam, Japan, China, India, Austria, Hungary, Ethiopia, Kenya and USA. The workshop was opened by Ms. Warunee Tanapase, the Director of KAPI.  She welcomed and reminded them of the workshop objective to define a regional plan for biomass development and its standardization.  In this workshop, draft national strategic plans for bioenergy development and a draft regional plan were presented.  These plans represent the output of the ACMECS Bioenergy Network, introduced the country setting in terms of the relevant legal framework, existing coordination mechanisms between stakeholders, and an overview over biomass feedstock resources and their utilization.  The workshop result was focused on three priority issues: the institutionalization of the network, the establishment of a database and the issue of standardization of feedstocks