Affordable and Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Mahidol University has moved increasingly towards sustainable development by considering the cost-effective use of energy under policies to promote energy conservation and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. 16 electric trams powered by renewable energy operate along 4 routes on Salaya campus to enable free on-campus transportation. The tram schedule can be viewed using the MU Tram application; the tram normally departs every 10 minutes. In addition, Mahidol University’s Jakka Center is supporting cycling so as to reduce pollution and traffic, by adding pedestrian and bicycle facilities on campus. Over 7,000 bicycles are available, which are used by students and staff for on-campus transportation and evening exercise. Energy-saving buildings have received several awards. The Mahidol Learning Center Building received the Thailand Energy Awards and ASEAN Energy Awards in Tropical Building category, while the Athitayathorn Building received Thailand Energy Awards in Conservation in the Building Control category. The Athitayathorn building was designed to reduce energy consumption and optimize the use of natural energy for maximum benefit. Apart from these, 10 solar rooftops were installed in Salaya, Phaya Thai, and Kanchanaburi campuses, which have generated 142.62 kilowatts of electricity so far. In the future, a further 32 kilowatts will be installed to cover the entire Salaya campus. These developments will promote a low-carbon society that decreases the use of fossil fuels and help reduce the cost of electricity while maintaining the necessary energy supply to the University. A biodiesel-production project that processes used vegetable oil is being conducted at the Salaya Campus. This will produce biodiesel from around 80% of the used vegetable oil, which can be used as 21,829.39 kWh of renewable energy per year, such as for the University’s buses. Therefore, this results in cost reductions for raw materials for fuel production, reuse of resources, reduction of environmental impacts, and the establishment of the sustainable used oil management system, so promoting an efficient increase in the proportion of clean energy used in the University.

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    28 Oct. 2565
    Research for Community Project
    Mahidol University Kanchanaburi Campus offers services in consultation, dissemination of information and technology, transmission of technology, and public relations aimed at promoting cooperation in technology transfer. The "Research for Community" project focuses on transferring knowledge and technology to the community, including soil quality analysis, organic fertilizer production, and bio-gas production.
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    7 Oct. 2565
    Solar Powered Boat to Promote Sustainable Tourism Policy
    The DASTA and Koh Mak coastal communities can benefit from solar electric boat technology transfer as a tool for tourism management and coral conservation. The solar electric boats will replace the use of motor boat fuel, eliminating carbon emissions and soot contamination from burning that can damage coral reefs. This transfer of technology can help promote sustainable tourism policies and reduce the potential for long-term environmental damage. The communities can use the solar electric boats for a variety of tourism-related activities, including recreation, sightseeing, touring, and fishing. Additionally, the solar electric boats can be used to monitor and protect coral reefs from overfishing, pollution, and other threats. These boats can also be used to create educational programs and promote environmental stewardship among local communities.
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    7 Oct. 2565
    MU Green Rankings
    MU Green Rankings is the tool for assessment of environmental and sustainability performance of faculties or departments in Mahidol University
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    13 07 12
    9 Mar. 2565
    Carbon Footprint for Organization
    Carbon footprint of organization is greenhouse gas released by organizational activities, for example, fuel combustion, electricity consumption, waste management, transportation which are measured in tons of equivalent carbon dioxide. These are considered from the 3 scopes.