Cultivation of energy plants on set-aside mining sites in Vietnam - pilot project II
As of: November 2020
The predecessor project demonstrated the potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the cultivation of energy crops at former mining sites. It also enabled the recultivation of these areas and the expansion of local carbon reservoirs. The project builds on these results and demonstrates by growing cassava for bioethanol production within a sustainable cultivation system on mining wastelands in the province of Lam Dong. Furthermore, it supports the integration of climate aspects of energy crop cultivation and recultivation measures on post-mining areas into existing and new legislation. Additionally, it records other marginal areas in order to show the potential for these previously unused areas. Further activities include communication and training measures with stakeholders, including responsible Vietnamese ministries and other authorities, experts and industry. The project results are supposed to be applied beyond Vietnam, all over South-East-Asia.