UNIDO promotes cassava bioethanol technology transfer at a Ho Chi Minh City expo

UNIDO promotes cassava bioethanol technology transfer at a Ho Chi Minh City expo

HO CHI MINH CITY, Viet Nam, 23 November 2016 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) presented its South-South technology transfer project for bioethanol production from cassava at the 2016 Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam.

Supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented jointly with partners from Thailand and Vietnam, the project applies very high-gravity simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (VHG-SSF) to produce bioethanol. Experts from Thailand, where this technology was developed, held presentations at the UNIDO booth to facilitate its transfer to other countries, focusing on Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam.

UNIDO disseminates information about the VHG-SSF technology to the public and private sectors to promote bio-ethanol plants capable of producing between 180 and 300 thousand litres of biofuel per day.

Cassava, also known as yucca or manioc, is a root vegetable rich in carbohydrates growing in Africa, Asia and South America.

For further information please contact:

Jossy Thomas
UNIDO Industrial Development Officer
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