VNCPC and partner organize a field visit to the small-scale pyrolysis system

In 2 days from October 12-14, 2020, Vietnam Cleaner Production Center Co., Ltd. (VNCPC) and Viet Hien Coffee Mechanical – Electrical Company organized a field visit to Thermal Technology System small scale (PPV 300), in Dak Lak province.

This is an activity within the framework of the project “Promoting a small-scale pyrolysis system business model in Vietnam (Pyrolysis Vietnam, 7/2020 – 6/2022)”, under the Program of Industrial Ecology bridge (GEPP), funded by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), through the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

VNCPC is a unit implementing domestic activities with the technical assistance of the project partners, including: Viet Hien Coffee Mechanical – Electrical Company, Sofies SA Consulting Company (Switzerland), Oekozentrum Foundation (Switzerland) and Husk Ventures SL (Spain).

Representative of Viet Hien Coffee Mechanical – Electrical Mechanical Company introduces the PPV300 pyrolysis system

Pyrolysis technology from Switzerland has been successfully transferred by UNIDO to Viet Hien Company, with the potential to convert agricultural waste (rice husks, coffee hulls) into thermal energy and biochar. This is identified as a solution to help improve the quality of agricultural products and improve soil fertility, while minimizing CO2 emissions.

The project is implemented to promote commercialization of pyrolysis technology in Vietnam through three specific components: Identification of “green technology” and awareness of pyrolysis technology; Do feasibility studies and build business models; Promote the biochar market.

Visit the coffee growing area

Attending this visit, Ms. Do Thi Dung – Representative of International Assistance Program (ISG) of International Cooperation Department – Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development had the opportunity to meet, survey and collecting opinions and information on pyrolysis technology from the local producer Viet Hien company and its users. From there, have a comprehensive and intuitive view of the outstanding advantages of pyrolysis technology to promote communication (including policy recommendations) to help commercialize pyrolysis technology in Vietnam.