Project Title

APEC Research Center for Advanced Biohydrogen Technology (ACABT) - Smart Power Management for Self-Sustaned Green Community in APEC Region 

Project Year

2017   

Project Number

PPSTI 02 2017A 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Project in Implementation   
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Project No.

PPSTI 02 2017A 

Project Title

APEC Research Center for Advanced Biohydrogen Technology (ACABT) - Smart Power Management for Self-Sustaned Green Community in APEC Region 

Project Status

Project in Implementation 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

APEC Support Fund 

Sub-fund

ASF: Energy Efficiency 

Project Year

2017 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

120,000 

Co-funding Amount

120,000 

Total Project Value

240,000 

Sponsoring Forum

APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI) 

Topics

Science and Technology 

Committee

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation (SCE) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Chinese Taipei 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

China; Indonesia; Thailand; Viet Nam 

Expected Start Date

01/11/2017 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2018 

Project Proponent Name 1

Wu Shu-Yii 

Job Title 1

Dean 

Organization 1

College of Engineering, Feng Chia University 

Postal Address 1

No 100, Wenhwa Rd, Seatwen, Taichung City 40724 

Telephone 1

886-4 24517250 Extension 3678 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

sywu@fcu.edu.tw 

Project Proponent Name 2

Not Applicable 

Job Title 2

Not Applicable 

Organization 2

Not Applicable 

Postal Address 2

Not Applicable 

Telephone 2

Not Applicable 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

Not Applicable 

Declaration

Wu Shu-Yii 

Project Summary

To solve pollution problems and to reach APEC goals on promoting green growth and sustainable environment, this proposal aims to enhance an existing science-based collaboration framework: Smart power management which is a software control system for the self-sustained green community with bio-based energy, solar and wind power in APEC region.

The proposal conducted by APEC Research Center for Advanced Biohydrogen Technology (ACABT) plans to provide practices on how to transfer organic wastes to bioelectricity and to the smart power grid; and eventually, to disseminate this science-based collaboration framework in APEC region.

First, the proposal will analyze smart power grid and bioenergy. In the last half year of 2018, the proposal plans to conduct a 3-Day Event (including workshop, educational platform, and real case technique forum) in Bangkok, Thailand to build a platform to strengthen connectivity and capacity on the bio-based smart power grid, bio-economy systems and green energy community among APEC economies.

Relevance

This proposal mainly addresses problems on air pollutions that caused by burning agro-industry organic wastes and water pollutions that caused by discharging high organic content wastewaters without post-treatment. However, organic wastes from cellulosic materials and liquid type of wastewaters are actually abundant in APEC region. The treatment process is accordingly a vital issue in the APEC region. 

To solve the problems addressed above, the smart power management software had already on the creating process with the self-fund project. Besides, ACABT‘s six chapters and branches (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, and Vietnam...etc.) that gathers some the academia, research institutes, and private sectors (renewable energy product and service providers, Energy Service Companies etc.) to exchange their experiences in APEC regions.  To enlarge the benefit, this project proposes to set up a platform demonstrating and sharing the experiences of building the smart power management software that has already been in designing and creating process. Moreover, this project plans to disseminate and scale-up this science-based collaboration framework, then to demonstrate how to transfer organic wastes to bioenergy and smart power grid technologies through the 3-Day Event (workshop, educational platform and real case technique forum). This also confirms to the APEC goals to promote green growth and sustainable environment.  

This project falls under “Rank 1”, because the project will help to build up the green energy bio-based smart power grid and bio-economy systems in APEC’s economies, and it addresses the following Rank 1 criteria: Building sustainable and resilient communities. 

This project also falls under “Rank 2”, because it directly supports the APEC Leaders’ Sustainable Growth Strategy. This project is to help APEC’s economies to develop BHMEG with access to the renewable energy. Therefore, this project addresses the Rank 2 Criteria as it will help to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy security, and energy resiliency including the development of low carbon technology and alternative energy sources. 

Objectives

The objectives of the project are as follows:

·  To demonstrate and provide practices of the smart power management system software through the 3-Day Event so that to enhance and expand the existing collaborative framework which the self-fund project has already built up among the academia, research institutes, and private sectors.

·   To ensure participants of 3-Day Event will be fully able to participate and share their domestic experience so that the smart power management system software could be developed and benefit well in the APEC regions.

.  To build capacity for the bio-based smart power grid and bio-economy issues, and to strengthen connectivity and cooperation among APEC economies so that to strongly build up green growth and sustainable environment in the APEC regions.

Alignment

According to the APEC Growth Strategy in 2010, in order to recognize the need to develop a new growth paradigm, APEC aimed at achieving balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative, and secure growth. In the aspect of achieving the sustainable growth, it means “nurturing green technologies and energy efficiency to maintain economic prosperity while protecting the environment and addressing the effects of climate change.” In the aspect of enhancing innovative growth, it means to “create the enabling environment that stimulates innovation in science and technology as key growth drivers for economies.” In the APEC Growth Strategy, it further pointed out the APEC objectives include (1) Sustainable Development, (2) Equitable Growth, and (3) Strengthening Asia-Pacific Community.

The other main issue of the APEC which this proposal supports is “energy”.  According to the APEC’s claims, “collaboration on energy aims to help progress towards two specific aspirational goals announced APEC Ministers and Leaders:

- to double the share of renewables in the APEC energy mix, including in power generation by 2030, as set out in the 2014 APEC Economic Leaders Declaration.

- to reduce APEC’s aggregate energy intensity by 45% from 2005 levels by 2035, as set out in the 2011 APEC Economic Leaders’ Declaration.” (Retrieved from www.apec.org)

The purpose of this proposal, to demonstrate and provide practices of building the smart power management system software and to disseminate and expand the science-based collaboration framework among the APEC economies to advance bio-economy, corresponds to the strategies stated by the APEC and will definitely contribute to the innovative and sustainable growth. 

TILF/ASF Justification

At present in APEC developing economies, air pollution is caused by burning agro-industry organic waste causes, and water pollution is caused by discharges high organic wastewater without post-treatment. However, organic waste for cellulosic and liquid waste is actually abundant in the APEC region. Therefore, the treatment process is an important issue in the APEC region.

This proposal plans to improve the dissemination effect, to offer a new policy model by integrating science, technology, and innovation with APEC region collaborating framework, and gradually strengthen connectivity among APEC economies on the bio-based smart power grid and bio-economy technologies and developments.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: This project aims to demonstrate and provide practices of building the smart power management system software and to disseminate and expand the science-based collaboration framework among the APEC economies. The outputs of this project will include: 

1)   O2O Educational Platform: It is a training competition program for young entrepreneurial teams across APEC economies to learn the application of smart power management system for self-sustained green community in APEC region. The team members will be leaded by one expert to participate.  It is based on a well-designed Online/Offline (O2O) platform with a competition method to dig out the problems, build up the strategy of problem solving, discuss with the results and impacts, and exchange the ideas between each team from different economies.  Through the platform, it is to reinforce the motivation of the young entrepreneurial teams to tackling our community problems but also promoting sustainability awareness in the APEC region.

The whole activity lasts for 6 months.  The O2O educational platform is divided into 3 stages, which are the   preliminary round, semi-final, and final pitch. The first and second stages are online and the final pitch is offline. All the teams look up the information online on ACABT Yes Challenge website: https://apec-yes.community/guidelines. At the first beginning, the teams in APEC economies upload two pages of the preliminary plan, and for the semi-final stage, the teams will prepare 2-3 minutes of video clip and a clearer project plan. The 8 teams that join the final pitch will be choose by the juries and attend 3-Day event.

2)   3-Day Event: This 3-Days event will be included workshop, an O2O educational platform and a real case technique forum. The PO will ensure that 100% of the representatives from APEC economies to participate the workshop.  Besides, researchers, experts, the managers of private sectors, and stakeholders for sustainable renewable energy will be invited to the event. The 3-Day event (workshop, offline final pitch of the O2O Educational platform and real case forum) interlocks with the concept of smart power management for self-sustain green energy in APEC region. 

a)  Workshop: The workshop delivers the lectures’ research expertise, experiences, and consultations, which includes green energy, empowerment community, human resources…etc to the participants among APEC regions.  Five of speakers are also the juries for the O2O education platform. And as well, they will give the team participants some suggestions and inspirations for the next day of final pitch. After the event, we hope that the participants can develop the application of smart power management system for domestic circumstance.

b)  Final Presentation of Training Program: After the online preliminary and semi-final round, the committee of ACABT invites ten academic and business specialists of green economy across APEC economies to be the juries. The juries will score and vote to select to the best top 8 teams to the final pitch. Besides, they will also give suggestions and tutorial during the workshop to motivate and encourage the team members. Also, in the last day of the event, the real case technique forum implements the operation demo to all the participants. 

c)  Real Case Technique Forum: It is a real-site learning. In the forum, we will arrange a real case technique forum discussing the practice of smart power management system software to demonstrate the software at one of the demonstration site in Bangkok. In the forum, it will be conducted project experiments and show one practice model for disseminating the smart power management system software in the APEC region. 

3)  Project Report: The final project report will constitute the record for the 6 months O2O education platform, the result of 3-Day Event, and a guidebook of the smart power management system software. It will be produced highlighting the recommendations to develop an energy management system into a bioenergy-based smart power grid and to enhance a science-based collaboration framework among the APEC economies to advance bio-economy, corresponds to the strategies stated by the APEC and will definitely contribute to the innovative and sustainable growth. ACABT will produce the guidebook, which is the manual of the smart power management system software and the information and notice of the case study. 

Outcomes: Before the medium-term, the outcomes are expected to achieve including:

1)   All APEC Economies’ existing legislative and policy frameworks for creating a smart power management will be categorized and reviewed. A preliminary guidance on creating smart power management system software according to the existing renewable energy legislative system will be presented as well. The outcomes will be reported to APEC PPSTI 12th meeting. It will provide the APEC PPSTI and/or APEC EGNRET’s participants more inspirations to guide their government to revise and improve the policy for a renewable energy management system. 

2)  It can be found that few APEC Economies still lack renewable energy management system. From the reviews and case studies of the existing energy management system from APEC’s developed economies, this project may provide other economies the learning model for a smart power management. It may also accelerate to build their own smart renewable energy management system.

3)  The project shows the feasibility for a smart power management system in the 3-day Event in August 2018. The preliminary results based on data and technology information will be collected from the self-fund project - Feng Chia University (product and service providers) to enhance appropriate smart renewable energy management technologies, products, and business models for applications to the smart power management system software.

4)  This project starts from O2O educational platform 6 months before the 3-Day event.  Through online information, team project organization, juries reviewing, workshop sharing experiences and real case forum guiding, we hope that the participants can develop the application of smart power management system for domestic circumstance. Moreover, we hope to build up the capacity of young participants about self-sustained green energy and gather into the talent pool among APEC regions.

Beneficiaries: This proposal plans to host a 3-Day Event (including a workshop, an O2O educational platform and a technique forum. Professionals on bio-energy and sustainable renewable energy will be invited to deliver speeches, share current information, and provide comments. The young entrepreneurs attending the educational platform will come mainly from the researchers and students in universities or institutes in APEC. This program will be released by the chapters, branches, steering members of ACABT that have built some chapters and branches around the APEC economies (see http://apec-acabt.org). Moreover, we hope that the contact windows and connecting points of every economy and centers in PPSTI could help sharing the news. We will also post the website link on ACABT Facebook and all universities that are linked. 

Participants from APEC economies include researchers and experts in social entrepreneurship, agricultural industry, and renewable energy technologies from research institutes and universities. The policy makers from governments should be related to energy, science, technology and innovation sectors in APEC economies.” It is for building the participants’ capacity and knowledge of sustainable renewable energy.  All the participants will be welcomed to attend the workshop, educational platform and technique forum. Through the activities, the participants have chances to interact face-to-face, exchange current research developments on bio-energy technologies, and experience how to transfer organic wastes into bio-energy. Through the events, it may be inspired to come up with more advanced research and technology.

Dissemination

As mentioned above, the target audiences of this project event will come from research institutions, universities, and government entities, and private sectors in the APEC region. 

The final project report is planned for dissemination publicly before December 2018 after reviewed by APEC ACABT Steering Committee and reporting to APEC PPSTI meeting. The final version of the project report (the Guidebook that provided the manual of the smart power management system software and the information and notice of the case study knowledge about building a smart green energy management system is included) will be uploaded to the APEC PPSTI website and the APEC Project Database (PDB) website. The presentation files of the Event will also be uploaded to the APEC PPSTI website for sharing with audiences who cannot attend the workshop. Notification will be delivered through ACABT’s mailing to the list including PPSTI and EGNRET members.

Gender

In this project, Thailand’s female Prof. Worajit Setthapun, will help guide and implement the project. Dr. Worajit Setthapun currently holds a Director position at the Asian Development Institute for Community Economy and Technology (adiCET), Chiang Mai Rajabhat University.  Her role is to manage the institute’s 3 missions which are Academic Programs, R&D and Training in Renewable Energy and Green Technology, and Green Business Incubation.  She also develops and manages the Chiang Mai World Green City (CWGC) which is the model city for renewable energy application and sustainable development.

About half of APEC PPSTI representatives of women will attend to the event. Female experts from research institutions, universities and government agencies will be invited to serve as speakers for the workshop. Priority will be given to women to nominate participants. The PO reserves the right to reject first nominations ONLY in case there is less than 1/3 women in total nominated participants.

In addition, among the APEC developing economies, the vast majority of women provide a significant impact of their work on the self-sustained green community. Therefore, the project aims to be gender-friendly to demonstrate the use of small-scale distributed renewable energy power generation system, to share the experience of developing the smart power management system software for improving air and water pollutions. In order to achieve the objectives of this project, female participants were invited to attend events to disseminate project outputs.

Work Plan

The plan, in accordance with project management, will be as follows:

Time

Tasks

Deliverables

December 2017-February 2018

One case study that compile information and analysis of smart power grid and bioenergy mainly in the Asia Pacific

Set up the website of O2O educational platform

Announce the registration procedures and regulation of O2O educational platform

Compilation of findings

Website

Registration and regulation

March-July 2018

Registration & Preliminary Round due on 3/31

Each team uploads two pages of the preliminary plan that matches with the requirements of competition.

Semi-Final due on 6/10

Each team presents through a film of no more than 2 minutes (expected to present it in form of ppt, prezi, keynote, or video; etc.)

The format and direction is from the website. https://apec-yes.community/guidelines

Invite speakers from China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, Viet Nam

Organize a 3-Day Event (expert, meeting, workshop, O2O educational platform and real case technique forum)

Teams upload the projects and be elected to the final pitch

8 speakers are invited

Event planning and scheduling flow chart

August 2018

Conduct a 3-Day Event in Bangkok, Thailand.

Day 1: Workshop

Day 2: Final Presentation of Training Program

Day 3: Real Case Technique Forum on Demo site

Workshop

Educational platform

Real case technique forum

August-December 2018

Disseminate project findings in APEC region. All information relating to project activities will be simultaneously released on the website and a summary report including all scientific data from the project will be submitted to the APEC Secretariat and APEC PPSTI.

Website releasing

Project report

(Guidebook included)

Risks

It could be a challenging to involve all economies and inadequate participation to the 3-Day Event. To manage the risk, 1) the PO will ensure that the invited representatives from APEC economies to participate the event; 2) actively invite the participants face-to- face during the annual PPSTI meeting; 3) ask for the representatives to assign the delegation to attend the event; 4) the project supports the travel fee for 11 participants from APEC developing economies. 

The smart power management system software is mainly affected by the different domestic weather and its circumstances. To manage the risk, experimental site and smart power management system software design are affiliated with the universities in Chinese Taipei and Thailand would be enhancing the communication both sides. Besides, during the event, there should be a full discussion about the risks, and the experts will suggest the proper method for the risk management. 

The different financial mechanisms in the APEC region may be the other risk for carrying out the project. To manage the risk, more reviews and data collection for APEC financial mechanisms will be enhanced. A unite ESCO (Energy Service Company) model may not applicable to all APEC Economies. As per current renewable energy financial mechanisms in the APEC Region, FIT (feed-in-tariffs) and RPS (renewable portfolio standard) are two common mechanisms employed in most APEC Economies. Several models will be designed in this project for different applications to the specific APEC Economies. For APEC Economies without any renewable energy financial mechanism, another model based on the incentive will be designed as well in this project.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Several indicators are arranged to assess the project achievements including: 

1)   the percentage of APEC economies (target value 80%) to participate in the event;

2)   the percentage of women (target value 50%) to attend the event; 

3)  the demonstration of smart power management system software delivered at APEC PPSTI meeting to receive the feedback for further revision; 

4)  the content and quality of the draft final report delivered at APEC PPSTI meeting to receive the feedback for follow-up action; and 

5) the evaluation feedback from the participants after the event.

Linkages

Representatives of APEC economies will be provided with opportunities for sponsored travel to attend the events in conformity with APEC guidelines. This project will have linkages between the Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI), Energy Working Group (EWG), Human Resources Development Working Group (HRDWG) and the Agricultural Technical Cooperation Working Group (ATCWG) to enhance contributions to smart power management system software to the region's economic growth and social well-being. The financing aspects of this project may also be of interest to the Small and Medium Enterprises Working Group (SMEWG) and the Finance Minister's Process (FMP).

The smart power management system software is an innovation software system that using small amount biomass energy to stabilize the whole renewable energy system which includes the power of solar, hydraulic, wind, and …etc. With the self-fund project, the smart power management system software has already in designing and creating progress. There will be a demonstration site on a self-sustained green community in Thailand to show best practice model of a smart power management system. For the result and experience of building the smart power management system software, it will be released and disseminated in the event in APEC regions. 

Therefore, APEC is the best source for funding to enhance a science-based collaboration framework: Smart power management for the self-sustained green community in APEC region, especially in developing economies. In addition, APEC’s developed economies have resources, technical expertise, and network in developing the roadmap, technologies and implementation process. These resources are instrumental to this project, and reach APEC goals on promoting green growth and sustainable environment.

Sustainability

The project outcome will outline a number of recommendations aimed at developing the smart power management system software in the APEC Region. This will provide the opportunities to enhance renewable energy boom, and reduce the cost of compliance. It will meet the APEC aspirational goal to double the share of renewables including in power generation by 2030 in APEC’s energy mix shown in 2014 APEC Leaders’ Declaration.

The project will share experiences of successful smart power management system software to benefit self-sustained green energy community directly. It will lead to the further development of modern renewable energy system in the APEC region and will help APEC developing economies to ensure universal access to modern energy services represented in the UN’s “Sustainable Energy for All” (SE4All) initiative.

All the project documents including workshop and O2O educational platform presentation files and the final project report for introducing the smart power management system software will be uploaded to the APEC PPSTI website for free access. The best practice of smart power management system software will be delivered to the event participants. The sustainable rural communities will be benefited by this smart power management system software in the APEC region.

The outcomes of this project also can share by another APEC working group to ensure the sustainability. In addition, this project will lead to the increased utilization of renewable energy and the decreased utilization of fossil fuels. APEC Economies will benefit from the reduction of the GHGS emissions by reducing the fossil fuels application and decreasing the impact on human health and welfare. It will also be possible to achieve the APEC’s green growth goals.

Project Overseers

The Project Overseers is Prof. Dr. Shu-Yii Wu, the Dean of College of Engineering, Feng Chia University, Chinese Taipei. Also, he is the CEO of APEC Research Center for Advanced Biohydrogen Technology, the president of Chimica Verde Bionet Asia Pacific Association, and the chair holder of UKM-YSD Zero-Waste, Malaysia.

Dr. Wu has expertise background in Ethanol, Bioreactors, Biogas, Biomass, Bioprocess Engineering and Fermentation Technology, Environmental Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering. His working and research experiences include the domain of Bioeconomy, Bio-hydrogen production/Process and bioreactor design, Powder technology/Fluidization, and Bio-based polymers.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

NO.

Items

General duties

Hours

/person

Rate

Staffs numbers

(To be contracted)

Total

APEC Funding

Self-Funding

1

Secretary

Communication and supporting management, as well as collecting and editing the documents and reports.

400

20

1

8,000

8,000

0

2

General staffs

Conducting and organizing 3-Day Event.

200

20

2

8,000

4,000

12,500 + 164

3

Short-term clerical

Assistant in 3-Day Event arrangement.

60

15

5

4,500

4

Consultants

Consulting and Model testing and analysis.

200

40

1

8,000

Total:

12,000

12,664

Waivers

Not Applicable.

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