Bio-fuel usage to be compulsory

Car and motorbike drivers in big cities should start buying petrol mixed with bio-fuel E5 by the end of next year, said the Ministry of Industry and trade.

PetroVietnam to ramp up production

PetroVietnam is to be one of the nation's leading groups, both inside and outside the country, with sharpened competitive edges and growth of up to 20 percent a year, according to a five-year plan approved by the Prime Minister.

PetroVietnam offers efficient bio gasoline E5

Bio petrol, an environmentally friendly product, will be sold in five cities across the country, including Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Vung Tau, Hai Phong and Hai Duong, starting from August.

More bio-fuel plants to be grown

The country needs to expand the cultivation of bio-fuel plants in order to produce enough bio-fuel to meet 5 percent of its annual energy needs by 2020 as set out in the bio-fuel development project until 2025, said an industry insider.

Dr Do Huy Dinh, a member of the National Science and Technology Policy Council, said that the country will focus on developing crops that provide bio-fuels such as sugarcane, cassava, sweet kaoliang, and jatropha, to ensure enough materials for bio-fuel plants from 2010 to 2025.

Working toward cleaner energy

Japanese and Vietnamese scientists will join hands for a five-year research project, which has an important significance in saving and using clean energy.