The project is funded by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) with code 100264/GEFID4037. The project is implemented with the participation of the Food Industries Research Institute (FIRI) and King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi. The execution time of the project is from April, 2016 to October, 2017.
Members of the project management unit
The objective of the project is transferring technology of Bioethanol Technology, including farming techniques and Very High Gravity-Simultaneous Saccharification and Fermentation (VHG-SSF) technology developed by KMUTT to Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. Under the project, centers will be established in the Mekong river area to receive the technology. These centers will provide trainings and technical assistance for technology transfer, organize forums on policies and investment to develop investment-projects in this field.
A meeting of the project management unit
In the implementation of the project, the Institute will establish the Training Center for Ethanol Production from Cassaca which gathers experts in cassava production, ethanol production from cassava. The Institute sent FIRI staff to training courses in Thailand to receive technology documents and then adjusted them to suit the Vietnamese conditions. The project will also provide finance for the Institute to build a pilot plant of dry ethanol production with the capacity of 50 litres of E100 per day in the Institute. The Institute has also built the Bioethanol Project Section in its English website which introduces technologies for bioethanol production from cassava and relating technologies on cassava and ethanol production. Besides, the Institute will organize training courses on cassava cultivation, high/very high gravity simultaneous saccharification and fermentation, and related basic analyses in lab. Moreover, the Institute has cooperated with enterprises in receiving the new technology.
By Khuat Thi Thuy