BANGKOK, May 27 (TNA) – Japanese investors were interested in building renewable power plants in the Smart Park industrial estate project in Rayong province to help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to the Industrial Estate Authority of Thailand.
IEAT governor Veeris Ammarapala said that the interest came from representatives of Toyota Daihatsu Engineering & Manufacturing Co, Toyota Motor (Thailand) Co, Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc, Kansai Energy Solutions (Thailand) Co, Toyota Tsusho M&E (Thailand) and Osaka Gas Thailand Co. during their online meeting supported by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
The companies were interested in investment in the Smart Park estate especially in the construction of the power plants that will consume alternative energy such as solar power plants and hydrogen-to-power plants.
Mr Veeris said METI and IEAT would form a joint committee to conduct a feasibility study on the development of a carbon neutral industrial estate with clean energy technologies including the use of hydrogen. The study should begin within this year. (TNA)