Renewable Energy Usage

Renewable Energy Usage

Goal : 5 % Renewable Energy usage by 2020 compared to  total electrical energy usage on 2010 baseline.

Results in 2017: 2.40 % Renewable Energy usage in KMUTT compared to 2010 baseline

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) has been set up the 5% Renewable energy usage goal by the year 2020 compared to 2010 baseline of total electrical energy usage(24,404,351 kWh). To meet the goal, KMUTT has installed 3 types of renewable energy including solar cell, wind turbine, and biogas which help to gain additional renewable usage in our university and play an important role as learning space for our students and staff.

In the year 2017, the additional renewable energy usage in KMUTT including 297.12 kWp of Solar cell, 11.2 kW of Wind-turbine and one set of Biogas from food waste  produce renewable energy equal to 584,053.43 kWh or 2.40% compared to 2017 baseline (24,302,015 kWh) and help to reduce Greenhouse gas 340,389.71 kgCO2

Solar cell

Solar energy was operated since 2003 as an initial installation site 3.12 kWp. KMUTT promote to use solar cell in our campus to serve the clean energy usage policy and to build renewable energy environment for our student and staff as demonstration sites and learning space. In the year 2017, solar cell installation in KMUTT is 297.12 kWp produce clean energy equal to 581,547.20 kWh of electricity which direct usage within our university and help to reduce Greenhouse gas 331,482 kgCO2

15 sets of solar cell have been installed in KMUTT including

Biogas

 

The biogas plant has been developed within KMUTT since 2011 with capacity for food waste loading average 200 kg/day. The average biogas production was 18- 27 m3/day and use for hot water supply within KMUTT’s food center.

Organic wastes which use as raw materials usage in KMUTT Biogas plant are vegetable waste and food waste from KMUTT’s food center. This Biogas plant produces biogas as 18 m3 per day. Biogas from this system use instead of natural gas in cooking process in KMUTT food center. Moreover, Biogas plant is one of the renewable demonstration site and use as “From Waste to Energy ” learning space for our student and staff.

Goal : 20 % of Biogas usage in KMUTT compared to the total of LPG gas usage in 2010 by the year 2020.

Results: In 2017, 14.5 % of Biogas production and usage in KMUTT which  equal to LPG gas 2,662Kg(703.23 kWh) as compare to total of LPG gas usage in KMUTT’s food center in 2011(18,400 kg) and help to reduce Greenhouse gas 7,880 kgCO2

Wind Turbine

Wind turbine is one of renewable energy usage in KMUTT since 2010. KMUTT has installed Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine 10 kW since 2010 which produce energy equal to 1,400 kWh/year. In 2014,KMUTT installed the 1.2 kW wind turbine add up to our system which produce 402.96 kWh/year.The total wind turbine usage in KMUTT is now 11.2 kW which produce energy equal to 1,803 kWh/year. Moreover, Wind turbine is one of the renewable demonstration site and use as learning space for our student and staff

Goal: 15 kW wind turbine installation in KMUTT in the year 2020.

Results: In 2017, KMUTT is now installation 11.2 kW of wind turbine which produced energy 1,803 kWh/year and help to reduce Greenhouse gas 1,027.71 kgCO2

Bioethanol Pilot plant

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) was implemented energy conservation policy, which promote renewable energy in our campus 5% of energy usage by the year 2020. KMUTT has been developed Bioethanol Pilot Plant which use agricultural waste such as sugar cane, cane molasses and cassava  as raw materials for bioethanol production.The Bioethanol pilot plant has been operated since 2010 with 200 Liters of  99.99 %ethanol yield per batch.  Bioethanol products from Bioethanol Pilot plant  can be used as fuel for Clean Energy Van/Bus such as ED-95 bus/Shutter bus/Van of KMUTT. Bioethanol Pilot plant is not only the scale up facility for Biofuel production in our university, but also it is now acting as the learning space  and demonstration site for  students, staff to learn more on renewable energy production in KMUTT which help to promote  green and clean technology in Thailand.

Goal:5,000 L/year of Bioethanol

Result:In 2017, 3000 L has been achieved to date.