United Kingdom/Vietnam – Green Fuels Research, in collaboration with the School of Chemical Engineering at Hà Ni University of Science and Technology (HUST), has secured grant funding by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, for a feasibility study into the conversion of pangasius (catfish) mortalities and processing waste into a sustainable biofuel for distributed power generation.
The project will address all three areas of the energy trilemma (affordable and available, green and clean, secure and reliable) through design of a process and facility for converting fishery waste to sustainable, low cost, net zero carbon diesel generator fuel which can be used within existing infrastructure to provide secure energy supply to fish farms.
Although grid connectivity in Vietnam is relatively high, the country’s aquaculture sector, with farms frequently located in remote areas, is heavily reliant on fossil diesel generators.
Among the intended outputs of the project are the construction of a demonstration plant, the creation of a financially viable business strategy and value chain for future commercialization, and opportunities for industry and community engagement. A full life-cycle study will also be produced, demonstrating clearly the overall CO2 savings.