In a city as big as Bangkok – which has been Thailand’s capital city for over 220 years – its momentum can often steamroll right over innovative ideas or new ways of thinking that go against what has been the status quo for centuries. Plans for environmentally sustainable living fall under this classification, but there are a few bright lights in this field that are slowly introducing ground-breaking technology and cutting-edge ideas with the potential for massive change.
Khun Piriyathep Kanchanadul is one of those who is working to bring these new realities to Thailand. With degrees in Natural Gas and Chemical Engineering and a background in fields as varied as solar energy and politics, he is now the Operations Director at Cellennium Thailand, the sole licensee in Thailand for vanadium fuel cells, which offer massive advantages over traditional batteries in the areas of down-time, storage capacity, and recharge capabilities.
For our inaugural Bangkok Scientifique meeting, Khun Piriyathep has kindly agreed to speak on “The EcoVillage concept: A proper approach to human habitat development in cooperation and in synergy with the natural environment.” The goal is to one day provide a solid framework of sustainability and resilience by decoupling food production from fossil fuels and running transportation entirely off of renewable energy sources.
Khun Piriyathep will go into detail about how this future is possible with a bit of advance planning and by using technology we already have at our disposal, and discuss the vast and long-term benefits on any community that has the foresight to see a better future for us all.