Experts: Waste-to-energy useful solution for Vietnam

NDO – A number of businesses are successfully experimenting with the industrial waste treatment model and recycling waste into electricity, to benefit the people and meet the needs of the country's development. However, the operation of waste-to-energy (WtE) technology is not simple, requiring strong incentives in order to develop this potential source of renewable energy. >>> Pioneering industrial waste power generation plant opens in Vietnam >>> HCM City considers building of waste-to-energy plant >>> HCM City backs building of waste-to-energy plant Potential from WtE Beginning operations at the end of last April, Go Cat WtE plant (Binh Tan district, Ho Chi Minh City) has processed approximately 500 tonnes of industrial waste, while generating 7MW of electricity into the national grid. The plant is operated by a system of pre-processed garbage equipment, such as primary and secondary cutting equipment, industrial garbage pressing equipment, gasification furnaces, syngas containers, and three syngas generators with a capacity of 550kVA each. According to the Ho Chi Minh City Urban Environmental Company, Go Cat landfill, which covers an area of 25 ha, operated from the end of 2000 to July 2007. Since becoming inactive, there was over 5.3 million tonnes of rubbish at the landfill. At the beginning of 2017, Ho Chi Minh City Urban Environmental Company, in coordination with the Hydraulic - Machinery Company, made a proposal to the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee for an experimental Go Cat WtE project to be constructed in order to convert solid waste and industrial garbage into…... [read more]

The ADB on June 25 announced the establishment of the trust fund which receives a grant of JPY1.8 billion (about US$17.65 million) from the Government of Japan. In a press release, the ADB said Japan’s Minister of the Environment Nobuteru Ishihara and ADB President Takehiko Nakao have s igned a Letter of Intent for Cooperation on Environmental Issues, which will include cooperation for effective implementation of the Japan Fund for the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JFJCM) . The ADB quoted ADB President Takehiko Nakao as saying at the signing ceremony on June 25 that t he establishment of the JFJCM is a timely step to help meet the demands of the Asia and Pacific region for sustainable low-carbon infrastructure. The fund will provide grant finance to reduce the cost of advanced low-carbon technologies, such as those related to waste-to-energy schemes and smart grids, which often have initial high investment costs and long cost recovery periods. With the establishment of the JFJCM, ADB is the first multilateral development bank to have a trust fund for supporting GHG reduction projects under the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM). The eligible countries of the JFJCM are developing member countries of ADB that have signed memoranda of understanding for the JCM with the Government of Japan. To date, eight DMCs are eligible - Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Maldives, Mongolia, Palau, and Vietnam. The list of eligible DMCs is expected to expand.... [read more]

Hong Kong-based China Everbright International Limited (Everbright) has received the investment certificate to develop the first waste-to-energy plant in the Mekong Delta in general and the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho in particular. According to information published on the group’s website, on December 20, the leadership of the Can Tho People’s Committee granted the investment certificate, while simultaneously, representatives of the company and the Can Tho Construction Department signed an investment agreement for the project. According to the plan, the project will be invested, built, and operated by Everbright for a duration of 22 years (including the construction period) with the total investment capital of $47 million. The construction is expected to be kicked off in February 2017 under a build-operate-own (BOO) model. The core equipment of the plant will adopt Everbright's self-developed apparatus, while its gas emissions system will fully comply with the Euro 2010 Standard. The plant is designed to have a processing capacity of 400 tonnes of daily household waste and will be equipped with a 7.5MW power generator. It is expected to generate approximately 60 million kWh of green electricity annually. Once the plant comes into commercial operation in 2018, it will be Vietnam's first waste-to-energy project which utilises technology for the harmless treatment, reduction, and recycling of household waste. “The project marks an important milestone in Everbright's development in the Vietnamese solid waste treatment market, as it is the group's first overseas waste-to-energy project. In addition, it will also be Vietnam's first advanced waste-to-energy…... [read more]

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - Authorities in the Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ on December 20 granted an investment certificate to the China Everbright International Company to build a US$47 million waste-to-energy plant. The Thới Lai solid waste treatment plant will be built on an area of 53ha in Trường Xuân Commune, Thới Lai District. Construction of the factory is scheduled to kick off in February 2017. Following its completion in February 2018, the facility will be capable of treating 400 tonnes of garbage per day and generating electricity for the national grid. Chen Xiao Ping, director general of China Everbright International, said as one of the leading companies in the field of waste treatment, it currently has 68 waste-to-energy projects with combined capacity of 55,000 tonnes of garbage per day. This is the first project in Việt Nam funded by Everbright, he said, also pledging to make it a key environmentally-friendly project in the Mekong Delta. For his part, Võ Thành Thống, chairman of the municipal People's Committee, said Everbright was selected among seven investors after the city sent a delegation on a field trip to observe the company's projects in China. He urged the investor to abide by Việt Nam's environmental standards and pledged to facilitate implementation of the project. - VNS... [read more]

The Thoi Lai solid waste treatment plant will be built on an area of 53 hectares in Truong Xuan commune, Thoi Lai district. Construction of the factory is scheduled to kick off in February 2017. After its completion in February 2018, the facility is capable of treating 400 tonnes of garbage a day and generating electricity for the national grid. Director General of China Everbright International Chen Xiao Ping said, as one of the leading companies in the field of waste treatment, it currently has 68 waste-to-energy projects with a combined capacity of 55,000 tonnes of garbage per day. This is the first project in Vietnam funded by Everbright, he said, pledging that it will become a key environmentally-friendly project in the Mekong Delta. For his part, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Thanh Thong said Everbright was selected among seven investors after the city sent a delegation to make a field-trip to the company’s projects in China. He urged the investor to abide by Vietnam’s environmental standards and pledged to facilitate the implementation of the project.... [read more]

Can Tho (VNA) – Authorities in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on December 20 handed over an investment certificate to the China Everbright International Company to build a 47-million-USD waste-to-energy plant. The Thoi Lai solid waste treatment plant will be built on an area of 53 hectares in Truong Xuan commune, Thoi Lai district. Construction of the factory is scheduled to kick off in February 2017. After its completion in February 2018, the facility is capable of treating 400 tonnes of garbage a day and generating electricity for the national grid. Director General of China Everbright International Chen Xiao Ping said, as one of the leading companies in the field of waste treatment, it currently has 68 waste-to-energy projects with a combined capacity of 55,000 tonnes of garbage per day. This is the first project in Vietnam funded by Everbright, he said, pledging that it will become a key environmentally-friendly project in the Mekong Delta. For his part, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Thanh Thong said Everbright was selected among seven investors after the city sent a delegation to make a field-trip to the company’s projects in China. He urged the investor to abide by Vietnam’s environmental standards and pledged to facilitate the implementation of the project.-VNA... [read more]

Dong Nai (VNA) – France’s CNIM Group had a working session on December 16 with officials of the southern province of Dong Nai to discuss investment possibility for a waste-to-energy power plant worth nearly 20 million EUR in the locality. A world leading waste treatment, CNIM group has invested in numerous projects to burn garbage to generate electricity in many nations in the world. After a fact-find period, CNIM wants to build a modern waste-to-energy power plant in Dong Nai with an average daily capacity estimated at 1,300 tonnes of garbage. Dinh Quoc Thai, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee said the province has a population of over three million, discharging around 1,000 tonnes of waste per day and even more in the coming years. Dong Nai needs waste treatment projects applying advanced technologies to meet the treatment capacity while protecting the environment, Thai added. He also requested the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment to further work with the group on the project.-VNA... [read more]

The Hanoitimes - Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung yesterday hosted a reception for Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Parvathaneni Harish. Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Parvathaneni Harish presented a gift to Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung At the meeting, the Ambassador was delighted at the achievements in bilateral relations of the two Capitals. During the recent visit of the Indian Prime Minister to Vietnam, bilateral relations have been elevated to a comprehensive strategic partnership. Ambassador Pavathaneni Harish also thanked Hanoi City People's Committee for creating conditions so that the activities of the Embassy in the city such as Workshop Yoga Festival or energy saving and efficient use of light. Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung congratulated newly-appointed Ambassador and wished that Mr. Parvathaneni Harish, on his new position, will become a bridge to promote the strategic partnership relations between Hanoi and New Delhi as well as India and Vietnam. He also expressed his hope that Indian enterprises will expand investment, technology transfer in Hanoi, especially in the fields of renewable energy, tourism, culture. City leaders are developing a plan to use energy-saving lamp in the area and a scheme using solar batteries for works in suburban areas and waste-to-energy technology, he added. ​For his part, Indian Ambassador appreciated the flourishing relation and cooperation between the two countries and two cities in various fields in recent time. Especially, after the visiting of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Viet Nam in September, the bilateral…... [read more]

Viet Nam News On the occasion of Finland's National Day (December 6), Việt Nam News presents an article written by Ambassador of Finland to Việt Nam, Ilkka-Pekka Similä. Today, December 6th, Finland celebrates its 99th Independence Day. Next year we celebrate 100 years of independence under theme "Together", highlighting our belief in equality, democracy and mutual care. Good education is a cornerstone of our society. These are the reasons we rank high on many indices. Diplomatic relations between Finland and Việt Nam were established in 1973. Việt Nam has been one of the main partners for Finland's development cooperation for almost four decades, during which its development has been remarkable. It has transformed from one of the poorest countries in the world into a lower middle income country with a fast growing economy and firm aspiration to become a modern and industrialised nation. Development cooperation with Việt Nam has been focused on sectors in which Finland has a strong competence and long experience. This has resulted in pioneering outcomes in water supply and sanitation, sustainable management and protection of forests, and scientific and technological innovation. "Finnish water" (Nước Phần Lan) is a notion and registered trade mark in Việt Nam. The forest programme FORMIS is developing a nation-wide open-source and internet-based information system. The Finnish government was recently praised by the Vietnamese government for its long-term commitment and excellent results of the development of Việt Nam's innovation and start-up ecosystem. The bilateral relations are on a solid foundation. But it…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge - Rapid urbanization, higher living standards, large volume of waste and rapid increase in the number of hospitals have all made Vietnam a potential market for foreign investors to develop waste treatment projects. Saku Liuksia, manager of the waste-to-energy and bio-energy program at the Finnish export and investment promotion agency Finpro, who attended VietWater 2016, said Finnish companies have a great interest in cooperating with Vietnam to develop the projects on waste treatment and sewage projects and transfer technologies to Vietnam. He said Vietnam has great potential to develop projects on turning waste into energy and many Finnish companies are looking for Vietnamese partners. Rapid urbanization, higher living standards, large volume of waste and rapid increase in the number of hospitals have all made Vietnam a potential market for foreign investors to develop waste treatment projects. A report shows that waste treatment is one of the biggest challenges for Vietnam. The total volume of waste in urban areas is estimated at 38,000 tons a day, with 85 percent collected and carried to landfills. Most of the waste is dumped, while 70 percent of landfills don’t meet sanitary requirements. The big volume of waste is a huge source of raw materials to generate biogas for electricity generation. Therefore, some countries are considering prohibiting the dumping of organic waste, and using more modern technologies to treat waste. In Finland, for example, 40 percent of waste is treated to generate power. However, Nguyen Huy Nga, former director of the Ministry of…... [read more]




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