Potential of Distributed Power Generation from Biomass Residues in Vietnam - Status and Prospect

Nguyen Le Truong, Tran Quang Cu


Vietnam is a developing country with an ever increasing power demand. The developmentof power sources are limited mainly to large central power plants using hydropower and traditional fossil fuels. Agriculture still plays a vital role in production activities generating high quantity ofresidues (biogas, straw, rice husk, etc.). These biomass residues could be a potential source forenergy supply as well as for power production.This paper summarizes and quantifies the potential of distributed power generation andcogeneration from biomass residues in Vietnam. Besides, present situation, obstacles and future trends of producing power from renewable energy in general and biomass energy in particular, are also discussed.

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