Dr. Pipat Weerathaworn
| Committee for Agricultural and Biological Research Group, National Research Council of Thailand; Thai Bioplastics Industry Association (TBIA)
Topic: Innovation and Changes of the Southeast Asian Sugar Industry
Dr. Pipat Weerathaworn, Committee for Agricultural and Biological Research Group, National Research Council of Thailand; Thai Bioplastics Industry Association (TBIA)
Dr. Pipat Weerathaworn obtained his doctorate from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. He worked in various research organizations both public and private on research aspects and modern technologies. He was a researcher in Kasetsart University, the vice president for R&D at Mitrphol, the biggest sugar company in Thailand, the vice president for Green Business Development at PTT Global Chemicals Company (PLC), and nominated as the president of the Thai Bio-plastics Industry Association (TBIA) in 2011.
Now, he has been retired and still being the honorary president of TBIA, consultant, committee and reviewer for research projects of various organizations in Thailand.
Economic growth and population is increased in SE-Asia, the sugar-imported region. The government of SE-Asia has been announcing the sufficient policy in sugar industry. Therefore, sugar industries have to be developed and increasing efficiency and productivity. Sugar, the food additive, is one of the products from Sugarcane, an industrial crop. The new technologies mechanization and others modern agriculture has been studied. However, environmental conditions, enterprises and farmers are different among countries. Only, the appropriated technology has to be adopted for the achievement.