TEAM

PARTNERS

MILESTONES

Team

CEO

Des Godson

Experienced renewable energy and carbon investment professional.  Joined Asia Biogas in 2012 and lead management buy-out in 2013.  Previously led Trading Emissions plc team that registered 50 carbon credit projects.  Worked at KPMG Climate Change advisory  

executive chairman

Conor McCoole

Infrastructure and energy finance professional.  Joined Asia Biogas in 2017.  Leading development of Indonesia biogas cluster project. Previously Global Co-Head, Project and Export Finance at Standard Chartered Bank

head of engineering
and constructioN

Yutthana Phadungpruk

Mechanical engineer with extensive biogas system design and construction experience.  Joined Asia Biogas in 2009.  Graduate of Rangsit University and Chulalungkorn University

Chief Operating Officer

Russell Amor

Expert in project finance, portfolio management and restructuring.  Joined Asia Biogas in 2017.  Previously Managing Director, Project and Export Finance at Standard Chartered Bank based in London and Singapore

head of finance and
accounting

Sunee Sudjai

Accountant with extensive accounting and finance experience including with European development financial institutions.  Joined Thai Biogas in 2007.  Graduate of Ramkhamhaeng University

head of legal

Jaruwan Janya

Thai lawyer with experience of commercial and financing contracts, permits as well as dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration.  Joined Asia Biogas in 2011.  Graduate of Thammasat University

Country Manager -
Indonesia

Joice Caroline

Experienced biogas project developer with management and project financing responsibility.  Joined Asia Biogas in 2008.  Heads Jakarta office

senior advisor

Tim Clarke

Tim has spent his career in the design, construction and operation of biogas plants mainly in Europe.  He has specialist knowledge of high solid digestion including straw, manure and organic fraction of Municipal Solid Waste

non-executive director

Anders Bergvatten

Biogas engineering and process design expert with operating experience in biogas plants in Sweden, Korea, Thailand and Indonesia.  Relocated to Sweden in 2019 after 8 years with Asia Biogas

Partners

Asia Biogas has a number of investment partners:  Finnfund a development financial institution from Finland, Metro Machinery from Thailand, Toyota Tsusho from Japan and Al Tayyar Energy.  

Our clients include leading cassava starch and palm oil industry groups in Thailand and Indonesia.  We also provide feasibility study and early project development services to Asian Development Bank.

Our financing partners include GuarantCo, an infrastructure financier part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), CAT Finance and Indonesia Eximbank. 

Asia Biogas thanks DEDE in Thailand and EEP Mekong, an initiative of the Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for grant aid assistance for its Rayong CBG project.

Equipment and service partners include PT Surya Max Industries from Indonesia, AtmosPower from India and ECI from Austria.

Carbon market buyers include Swedish Energy Agency for UNFCCC registered Certified Emission Reductions and 3 Degrees for iRECs.

Milestones & Awards

2000 – CleanThai first established in Thailand to develop biogas projects

2002 – CleanThai completes Thailand’s first Build Own Operate Transfer biogas project in Korat

2003 – Thai Biogas Energy Co Ltd (TBEC) formed by CleanThai with private equity backing

2005 – Asia Biogas Co Ltd established with investment from Trading Emissions plc

2010 – Asia Biogas reorganized under Asia Biogas Singapore holding company  1) ASEAN Energy Awards – Best Project On-Grid, 2) Thailand Energy Awards – Best Project On-Grid

2011-12 – Following a collapse in the carbon market, Asia Biogas focused on Thailand and Indonesia and withdrew from Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam.  Minority interest in TBEC divested

2013 – Management buyout of Asia Biogas from Trading Emissions plc

2014  Increases shareholding in Thai biogas project buying out Tokyo Electric  Thailand Energy Awards – Best Project Off-Grid

2015-16 – Asia Biogas completes new biogas to power projects in Krabi, Thailand and Malang, Indonesia  1) Frost & Sullivan – Best Bioenergy Company, 2) APAC Business Insider Award – Best Renewable Energy Company 

2017-18 – Asia Biogas acquires a controlling interest and is reunited with TBEC, owner of a portfolio of BOOT biogas projects  Frost & Sullivan Thai Excellence Awards – Best Biogas Company  

2019 – TBEC completes first Compressed Biomethane Gas project in Rayong, Thailand and successfully concludes a debt restructuring extending debt maturity to 2028   1) Frost & Sullivan Thai Excellence Awards – Best Biogas Company, 2) World Biogas Summit – Best International Knowledge Exchange, 3) Thai Department of Industrial Works – CSR Award 

Biogas project in Krabi, Thailand

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