The third international conference on “Valorisation of Agricultural Residues Towards Climate-Smart Agriculture in South East Asia”, which took place in Ho Chi Minh City on 4-6 April 2019, provided an opportunity for representatives of the IKI-Project “Climate Protection through Sustainable Bioenergy Markets in Vietnam” to exchange experiences with other professionals on important aspects of their work. The focus of the conference was on the formulation of efficient and sustainable organic waste management solutions in the local context which can address environmental compatibility, financial feasibility and social needs. The event was chaired by the Institute for Environmental Science, Engineering & Management; the Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City (IUH); and the Technical University of Berlin, Institute of Environmental Technology, Chair of Circular Economy and Recycling Technology.
Project representatives provided an overview of Vietnam’s energy situation, the country’s biomass energy potential, and the IKI-Project “Climate Protection through Sustainable Bioenergy Markets in Vietnam”. The project will be implemented until March 2023 and aims to improve the preconditions for the sustainable use of biomass for electricity and heat generation in Vietnam.
Vietnam has huge potential for bioenergy development due to the rising demand for electricity, the important role of generating clean electricity, and the availability of biomass resources in the country. The Vietnamese Government has promulgated a number of key policies and support mechanisms for bioenergy development; however, there are still certain barriers to biomass energy development in the country, such as technological barriers, policy, and institutional barriers.
Contact: Tobias Cossen, GIZ Vietnam