Thai biomass

Thailand has higher than average potential for renewable electricity produced through biomass. Biomass waste has the potential to fulfil up to 15% of Thailand’s energy needs.
Total installed capacity

4.5 GW

Percentage of electricity mix


Long-term sustainability target

Carbon neutral by 2050; net-zero GHG emissions by 2065

Biomass represents an important resource for Thailand. In fact, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization has promoted small scale biomass power plants for rural communities in Thailand as a means of increasing their autonomy while promoting sustainable solutions. Much of Thailand’s biomass comes from industries such as rice and sugar. It is the most significant source of renewable energy in the country, representing 37% of installed renewable capacity, and 8% of the country’s overall electricity production. Capacity for biomass is also growing rapidly, up from 2.7 GW in 2016 to 4.5 GW in 2022.