Biomass Gasification Technology - Sustainable Energy Solution for Agri-Food Processing and Waste Management in Rural Areas of Vietnam (BEST) (2020 - 2024)


The Biomass Gasification Technology, a Sustainable energy solution for Agri-food processing and Waste management in rural areas of Vietnam project (or BEST Project) aims to promote the adoption of volumetric continuous biomass gasification technology (VCBG) in the agri-MSEs, positively contributing to the transition to renewable energy and waste management in Vietnam by scaling up the adoption of environmentally friendly and low-cost volumetric continuous biomass gasification (VCBG) technology.

Implementing locations     

Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang, Yen  Bai, Lao Cai provinces; then national level.


To promote sustainable agri-food processing and contribute to enhancing waste management in Vietnam by facilitating the adoption of VCBG as renewable energy among agri-MSEs.



people (50% women) in the four provinces are the final beneficiaries of this project. 


MSEs in agri-food processing adopt VCBG as their main energy source. 



tonnes of biomass are used as fuel for VCBG in the four provinces.


tonnes of CO2 equivalent are reduced in the four provinces.


Planned research under the BEST project

A study of the domestic and international market potential for biochar:

The study explores the current size, applications, benefits, production costs, pricing, and future trends of the biochar market. In addition, the study will map the stakeholders in this sector.

A study of comprehensive cost-benefit calculations for deploying VCBG in agri-food processing, including biochar:

The study will develop standard cost-benefit calculations for the use of VCBG for MSEs in the agri-food processing industry taking into account specific local contexts. The calculations will quantify and compare VCBG-related investment and operational costs with its economic, social and environmental benefits.


The European Union, Switch Asia Grants Programme



Implementing Partners





Center for Creativity and Sustainability Study and Consultancy


Milestones & Stories

Project Launching

When waste reduces environmental pollution - a story from Dinh Hoa, Thai Nguyen


Field trip photos in Thai Nguyen

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