Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on March 18 inspected a waste-to-energy (WTE) technology model made in Việt Nam invention successfully applied at the Dong Van 2 Industrial Park in the northern province of Ha Nam.
Director of Hydraulic Machine Ltd Company (HMC) and WTE inventor Nguyen Gia Long said at the core of the WTE technology is a process known as gastification, which converts waste into a synthesis gas (syngas) used as a fuel to generate electricity. The WTE model has been successfully trialed by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, and the provincial People’s Committee since September 21, 2016, during which, 208 tonnes of unclassified solid waste was processed to generate sufficient power for the lighting system installed at the Dong Van 2 Industrial Park over 10 days. The Vietnam Environmental Administration Centre for Environmental Monitoring reported that emissions from the process met national standards and standards of the World Health Organization.
The leader suggested that Ha Nam authorize the HMC company to handle part of the waste volume in the province over one month in order to compare the cost of the new technology with that of the conventional waste treatment of burying, thus making a detailed report on the economic efficiency of the technology. The PM also hoped that HMC would strive to raise the WTE power generation capacity above its existing 0.5MW and complete procedures to commercialize the technology■