October 23, 2006
October 23, 2006
The Satake Corporation has installed a Biomass Gasification Power Plant at Suranari University of Technology as part of a joint research project. The opening ceremony, held on October 16, 2006, was attended by Her Royal Highness Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. Also in attendance were Dr. Toshiko Satake, Chairperson of Satake Corporation, and Mr. Muneo Yoshioka, President of Satake (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
To enable the project, 2002 saw Satake Corporation enter into a technical partnership with the Indian Institute of Science for the Biomass Gasification Power Plant. As a result Satake have obtained sole sales rights in several Asian countries.
In June 2005, with Satake seeking to install a pilot plant in Thailand, Suranari University of Technology offered to provide Satake with a suitable location, subsequently deciding to enter into a joint research agreement with Satake. The installation was completed in November 2005. Suranari University of Technology and Satake Corporation aim to continue their cooperation with particular interest in developing applications for biogas.
In previous years Satake had generously donated a rice milling plant to the royally initiated agricultural district promotion project of Thailand, called "Khao Hin Son Project" in 1984.
The Princess attended the opening ceremony of the rice milling plant, commenting "I remember it very well" after looking at previous photographs of Dr. Toshihiko Satake, Honorary Chairman of Satake Corporation, escorting His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
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