Community Biogas – a new approach for rural energy.
The cold days at the end of November marked a significant milestone for the pleasure and happiness glowing on each face, and radiant smile of people in Hoang Mon village, Nam Cuong commune, Tien Hai district, Thai Binh province. Finally, after a long time conducting various activities from researching, surveying and evaluating to designing, constructing and installing with a lot of difficulties and challenges, with the effort of project staff of Green Innovation and Development Centre (Green ID) as well as enthusiastic support from leaders of People's Committee in Nam Cuong commune, people in Hoang Mon village and experts, the project installing community biogas system in Hoang Mon village has achieved success beyond expectations.
As one of the first models ever deployed and applied in Viet Nam, community biogas ran into difficulties in the first steps. However, with the efforts of stakeholders, after more than 7 months of deployment, gas flame from the pig farm outside the village came to 25 first households in the village, bursting withjoy and happiness of the people as well as the project officers.
The project was designed with a 1,200 meter gas pipeline system connected from a big scale pig farm in the commune which is nearby Hoang Mon village, with an air vacuum system, and a safe and automatic valve system. After being installed and put into trial operation, the project has brought about positive initial results with constant gas being provided to 25 households in Hoang Mon village for free. According to biogas experts’ assessment on potential of farm, with existing systems, it can provide biogas for approximately 100 households in Hoang Mon village in the up-coming time.
We believe that the success of community biogas model is of great importance not only to the beneficiaries, and local community but also to organization unit in using effectively available renewable energy to contribute to solving environmental problems, form a basis for the expansion in the future, and offer livestock farms with practical solutions to better addressing their environmental problems . Viet Nam is an agricultural country with two major industries namelyfarming and livestock. Therefore, we can affirm that Viet Nam has great potential in exploiting and using biogas. Taking advantage of gas from livestock waste has made significant contribution to saving a considerable expenditure for cooking, ensuring stable gas supply in disaster. The success of this model will form a basis for expansion in future towards sustainable development.
Author: Nguyen Lan Anh
Translator: Hoang Khanh CHi
Editor: Nguyen Thi Hang
The cold days at the end of November marked a significant milestone for the pleasure and happiness glowing on each face, and radiant smile of people in Hoang Mon village, ...