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Da Nang (VNA) – The 10th summer course “Challenges in energy conversion in Vietnam and Southeast Asia” opened in the central city of Da Nang on July 8, attracting 100 young officials, university lecturers and researchers from Southeast Asia, Madagascar and France.

Within the framework of a France-Vietnam project on supporting studies on Vietnam’s socio-economic transformation challenges, the course is jointly conducted by the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and the French School of the Far East (EFEO) under the auspices of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The course is meant to equip participants with the necessary skills and scientific tools to fully grasp realities in terms of energy conversion and the use of biomass energy, as well as the theoretical foundation to draft studies of practical scientific value.

French researcher Laurent Gazull suggested improving the use of biomass energy, increasing the supply of renewable energy, developing energy services for rural areas and ensuring the public access to electricity.

According to experts, developing countries such as Vietnam are consuming more bio energy and switching to the production of bio-fuel like ethanol petrol and bio-diesel.

Energy conversion in developing countries requires major changes in technology, behaviour and equipment, they said.

The course will last till July 16.-VNA