The Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant and the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) in Thailand launched the Bio Base Asia Pilot Plant. Thailand and ASEAN’s first pilot plants to develop and scale up sustainable biobased products and processes.

The Facility is built on “Biopolis”, a translational research hub for biobased industry, situated at the Eastern Economic Corridor of Innovation (EECi), Thailand.

Thailand is one of the top producers and exporters of sugarcane, cassava, oil palm and many other agricultural products. More than 40 million tons of biomass are currently under-utilized. This gap presents ample opportunity for biorefinery technology that enables the conversion of biomass to energy, chemicals and biomaterials, significantly raising the value of these crops and their by-products.

BBEPP is a world-class service provider for process development, scale-up and custom manufacturing of biobased products and processes. Famously known for its wide and flexible spectrum of modular unit operations, BBEPP facility enables the translation of biobased lab processes into a viable industrial process. BBEPP’s unique expertise, technologies and successful business model are among the many contributions to the Joint-Venture activities. NSTDA, through the investment of the Thai Government, funds the investment of the facility and equipment and contributes its established existing platform for biobased process and product development using locally abundant resources. NSTDA also contributes its customer base through its broad contact network.