PPC team with collaboration at Wagenigen University and Research (WUR), The Netherlands

(L-R) Asst. Prof. Kitipat Siemanond (PPC), Assoc. Prof. Thanyalak Chaisuwan (PPC), Dr. Edwin Hamoen (WUR), Dr. Sonja Isken (WUR), Prof. Suwabun Chirachanchai (PPC), Prof. Harry Bitter (WUR), Assoc. Prof. Stephan Thierry Dubas (PPC)

In order to accelerate the economy, the Thai government has initiated a campaign called “BCG Economy Model”, which will help extend the strengths of the country by using science, technology and innovation to produce goods and services with high value.

BCG model consists of 3 main categories, namely

Bio Economy, the biological economy system, focusing on the efficient use of biological resources linked to the

Circular Economy which takes into consideration the various approaches of reusing and recycling materials  and these economies are under the

Green Economy which aims to solve pollution problem in order to promote the world sustainably.

The Petroleum and Petrochemical College has been the leading graduate school in the fields of Petro-refinery; offering 3 programs which are Petroleum technology (Upstream process), Petrochemical technology (Midstream process), and Polymer science (Downstream) for more than 30 years, in partnerships with 3 U.S. universities; the University of Michigan (UM), the University of Oklahoma (OU), and Case Western Reserve University (CWRU).

The college will take part in promoting this national campaign by offering new curriculum – Double Degree in “Petro-refinery and Biorefinery”. This program will set up through international collaborations with world-class universities and institutes i.e., the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, Wagenigen University, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, and Avantium (Prof. Gert J. Grüter).

PPC team with collaboration at Leiden University, The Netherlands

(L-R) Assoc. Prof. Stephan Thierry Dubas (PPC), Prof. Suwabun Chirachanchai (PPC), Prof. Arnold Tukker (Leiden University), Assoc. Prof. Thanyalak Chaisuwan (PPC), Asst. Prof. Kitipat Siemanond (PPC).

In addition, this unique curriculum is also focusing on gathering the experts in the fields in Thailand, in partnerships with the Institute of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Chulalongkorn University, BIOTEC and NANOTEC, NSTDA. The program will cover from biotechnology including fermentation process, the chemical-catalysis process, and the biopolymers synthesis, properties modification, etc.  This new program will enable the PPC graduates to be the best in the Petro-Bio-refinery personnel in Thailand.