PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc inspects the first waste-to-energy system in Viet Nam, which is expected to be a solution to the country's pressing matter of solid waste treatment. Photo: VGP
The WTE technology is a process known as gastification which converts wastes into a synthesis gas (syngas) used as a fuel to generate electricity.
The company has processed 208 tons of unclassified waste to provide sufficient electricity for the lighting system of Dong Van 2 Industrial Zone, said director of the company Nguyen Gia Long.
The technology does not produce secondary emission and cause environmental pollution, he added.
The Viet Nam Environment Administration’s Center for Environmental Monitoring reported that emissions from the process meet the standards of Viet Nam and the World Health Organization.
Speaking at the inspection tour, PM Phuc hailed the advantages of this clean and promising technology as it will help Viet Nam to address the pressing matter of solid waste treatment.
He urged ministries and the local authorities to continue supporting the company in perfecting the technology and put it to commercial use nationwide.
According to Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha, an average 23 million tons of solid wastes are buried in more than 500 landfills nationwide per day, with only 26 of the facilities capable of classifying and recycling wastes./.
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