Under the framework of the project “Overcoming Policy, Market and Technological Barriers to Support Technological Innovation and South-South Technology Transfer: the Pilot Case of Ethanol Production” with code 100264/GEF ID4037 funded UNIDO and GEF, the Food Industry Research Institute organized the expert workshop on establishing a training centre for producing bioethanol from cassava on June 10, 2016 in Hanoi. The aim of the workshop was to exchange ideas on how to organize successfully this training centre.
Prof. Dr. Vu Nguyen Thanh- Director of the Industrial Micrology Centre
introduced the project overview
Participating in the workshop were the representatives of the Department of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Industries and Trade, the Department of Processing and Trading Agricultural Forestry Aquatic Products and Salt, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam Sanitary and Phytosanitary Notification Authority and Enquiry Point, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Vietnam Central Bio Fuels JSC as well as scientists and enterprises…
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand, the Ministry of Industries and Trade, the Food Industry Research Institute… were involved in the project. The objective of this project was to support Thailand in transferring bioethanol production technology from cassava to other countries in the region, including application of innovative technology in bioethanol production from cassava to increase efficiency and reduce energy used and fermentation duration. Moreover, under the project, centres in the Mekong river Delta would be established to receive this technology, to support the interconnection and to build synchronous policies for bioethanol production, to remove commercial barrier and to transfer technology in the region.
Expert from Vietnam National University of Agriculture exchanged ideas on
cassava-planting technologies applied in Vietnam
The Food Industry Research Institute would establish a training centre for fuel bioethanol from cassava. The Institute would gather experts in cassava production, bioethanol production from cassava, as well as send FIRI staff to training courses in Thailand to receive documents and adjust them to suit with the conditions in Vietnam. Besides, the Institute would also build a pilot plant for producing ethanol with the capacity of 50l E100 per day in the Institute. Furthermore, a website introducing cassava and fuel ethanol from cassava would be built. The institute would give training on cassava planting, very high gravity-simultaneous saccharification, fermentation technology, basic lab analysis, as well as cooperate with enterprises in receiving this new technology. In this workshop, experts, scientists, and enterprises gave their advices on the activities of the training centre for fuel ethanol production from cassava in the coming time.
By Khuat Thi Thuy
UNIDO: the United Nations Industrial Development Organization
GEF: The Global Environment Facility