Abundant natural resources, highly skilled workforce, important petrochemical industry and a government that sustains the decarbonisation process with conviction and a plan to increase the bioeconomy’s contribution to the country’s GDP from a predicted 2% in 2022 to 37% by 2037. These are, in brief, the factors contributing to a promising outlook for the bioeconomy in Thailand, a country that is home to between 8 and 10% of the world’s microorganic species, and about 8% of plants. Thailand produces 50% of the world’s manioc, 9.4% of its sugar and 24.9% of rice, all of which gets exported on a global scale. This wealth of natural resources, combined with strong support from government institutions (National Biotechnology Framework in 2004, National Bioplastic Roadmap in...