The first Biogas Seminar x3 with the topic Turning Organic Waste into Valuable Energy was hosted by the CENTEC and The Trade Section of the Swedish Embassy in Hanoi on November 12th, 2012.
Swedish Ambassador Camilla Mellander welcomed the participants and pointed out that biogas is one of the areas where there is a huge possibility of fruitful cooperation between Sweden and Vietnam. Sweden is world leading in biogas and Vietnam has a great potential for developing its’ biogas production. Sweden has been able to sustain healthy economic growth and at the same time reducing its carbon dioxide emissions and biogas has been a part of this success, she said.
The seminar series is a collaboration between the Swedish Embassy in Hanoi and Swedish CENTEC Vietnam and will take place in Hanoi, Thai Binh and Dong Nai during the course of the week. A delegation from Sweden with approximately 20 representatives from companies, financial and research institutions as well as cluster organisations is participating in the seminars. There has been large interest from the Vietnamese side with representatives from ministries, local authorities and private companies. In addition to the seminars, the delegation will also conduct field visits to different biogas production sites in Vietnam.