Can Tho, US group to cooperate in biomass production hinh anh 1Rice husks can be turned into energy (Photo: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA)
– Authorities in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho had a working session with US-based Biomass Energy Systems, Inc. (BESI) on June 5 to discuss joint projects in waste treatment and renewable energy supply.

At the meeting, BESI energy director Alex Matthew said his corporation wants to support Vietnam, particularly the Mekong Delta, in developing biomass technologies.

According to him, the cooperation programme will send BESI experts to Vietnam for the installation of waste-to-energy machinery. Eighty percent of materials used to fuel the machines will be sourced from Vietnam, while the rest will be imported from the US.

The whole process must be in line with BESI standard and will help the Vietnamese locality save production costs and utilise local materials.

Matthew said the development of a national master plan on biomass and renewable energy is key to the collaboration.

Eighty percent of Vietnamese population live in rural areas, where biomass energy sources are abundant. It is estimated that the country can produce about 30 million tonnes of biomass energy from agricultural by-products on a yearly basis.-VNA