Biogas-run electric generator developed in Vietnam

A seminar on developing biogas-run electric generator was held in Hanoi on January 14 by the Centre for Research in Energy and the Environment (RCEE).

This is part of a cooperative programme between the RCEE and Toyota Group that aims to raise people’s awareness about biogas-run electric generator in Vietnam’s rural areas. The event attracted many scientists and businesses’ representatives.   

The project was carried out in 2009-2010 in four provinces of Thai Nguyen, Bac Giang, Hung Yen and Hanoi.

The aim was to promote sustainable use of biogas for environment protection, poverty reduction, improving productivity, and raising the production capacity of small-sized enterprises. 

So far, the project has trained technicians, performed the test operations of the generator, provided instruction on how to use the generator, and held several seminars on the technology, application and the benefits of the generator.  

Participants at the seminar voiced their concerns about the technology and the use of generator in Vietnam; the strategy to develop the market as well as how to promote biogas technology in Vietnam.