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Climate Protection through Sustainable Bioenergy Markets in Viet Nam

As of: November 2021

Vietnam’s economy is booming to such an extent that the country’s electricity consumption is expected to triple by 2030. The government is consequently expanding the use of biomass waste for electricity and heat generation to achieve the greenhouse gas reduction targets planned in Vietnam’s nationally-determined contributions (NDCs). The project supports the development of a sustainable market in this area, advising consultants, project developers and investors on how to draw up feasibility studies, and providing the authorities with an instrument for the approval of biomass energy projects. It teaches staff from financial institutions how to examine and evaluate applications and develops a financing mechanism to favour suitable investments. The project initiates technology partnerships between national and international companies and research and development institutions to develop locally adapted solutions.
Predecessor project(s)
Expanding renewable energies in Viet Nam Improving the Energy Policy Setting for Renewable Energies and Grid-Connected Pilot Wind Energy Project

State of implementation/results

  • Under the Paris Agreement, all global brands in collaboration with BEM have committed to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. In particular, the brand Decathlon, of whose many suppliers operate in Viet Nam, has set an ambitious target to use 100% biomass for industrial heat and/or power by 2030. DEM will advise and provide technical support to the player in this project.
  • In September 2021, the project has agreed to collaborate with Sanofi Viet Nam for technical cooperation in the "Rice is the New Green" project.
  • On 05/03/2020, the feed-in tariff (FIT) for electricity from biomass was increased by the Vietnamese government to 1,644 VDN/kWh for CHP projects and to 1,968 VDN/ kWh for other types of biomass projects. This is an important step towards further investment in biomass.
  • Due to the extensive containment of the Coronavirus in Viet Nam, events were able to be held by the BEM. These include the BEM kick-off, a biomass investment policy consultation, a PDP8 bioenergy workshop and a capacity needs assessment meeting.
  • The project and biogas were covered in national and international media.
  • On 16/97/2020, BEM was invited to a meeting of the Energy Support Programme (ESP) with Vietnamese press representatives to inform local journalists about biomass, ESP activities and the potentials of FIT.
  • National press releases about the BEM events can be found within the following links: BEM consultation workshop on updating the biomass project development guide in January 2021 […], VTC10 talk show on biomass energy (in Vietnamese) […;…; ]
  • All relevant BEM activities are posted on the Facebook profile of the GIZ/MOIT energy programme:…
  • In 2020 the BEM participated in the three conferences "Climate Change and Sustainability Management in Viet Nam and Taiwan", the international conference of Palangka Raya University Indonesia and the "11th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power".

Project data

Viet Nam

Implementing organisation:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Political partner(s):
  • Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) - Viet Nam

Implementing partner(s):
  • Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) - Viet Nam

BMU grant:
4.000.000,00 €

04/2019  till  03/2023


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