Mitr Phol Launches 9.9 MW Biomass Power Plant in Southern Thailand

Thailand’s Mitr Phol Grouitr Phol Group via its subsidiary – Panel Plus Bio-Power Co. has started a rubber woodchips based power plant in Hat Yai, Songkhla province of Thailand. It will be Panel Plus Bio-Power Co.’s first biomass power plant.

The 9.9 MW power plant will turn approximately 120,000 tons of rubber woodchips per year into electricity. It has started generating electricity to Panel Plus Group since March 2017.

The new plant is in tune with Mitr Phol Group goal of expanding power business to 200 MW from non-bagasse fuel by 2020 under The Alternative Power Business Unit. The company is using a range of local agricultural waste – both from its panel board business as well as rubber woodchips available in the vicinity.

The new biomass plant in Songkhla is not only the first biomass power plant of Mitr Phol Group to use rubber woodchip feedstock, it is also the first power plant in Southern region of Thailand.

High performance of combustion system is used in the power plant – that needs fewer raw materials and consumes less energy compared to conventional boiler, especially the top loader system. The plant also uses Electrostatic Precipitator (ESP) in order to reduce fly ash from boiler emission together with the first Solar Floating power plant. It generates about 20 kW of electricity.

Mitr Phol Group runs a total of 7 biomass power plants in Suphan Buri, Sing Buri, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Kalasin, Loei and Tak – and is undoubtedly Thailand’s largest biomass power producer. All the 7 facilities has a combined production capacity of 552 MW annually. All the Mitr Phol plants have agreements with EGAT and PEA to sell electricity amounting to more than 191 MW annually.

Get more information on Asia’s biomass and bioenergy projects at CMT’s Asia Renewables – 4th Biomass & Bioenergy Asia on 18-19 January, 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM.

Contact Ms. Huiyan at or call +65 6346 9113 for more details.