Vietnam Household Biogas Project is installing biogas systems across Vietnam
which use waste from household cattle and pigs to create electricity for the
home. The project earns one
carbon credit for every tonne of greenhouse gas emissions it prevents by
avoiding methane emissions from manure and using the gas for energy instead of
burning wood or fossil fuels.
This one-of-a-kind project is spreading
renewable energy to households across Vietnam, a country in which 16% of people
do not have access to electricity . Most rural households in
Vietnam have pigs, cattle or buffalo, and by installing a biogas plant any
household with at least two cows or five pigs can create enough energy for
their household use. The project installed 88,200 plants in households between
2007 and 2011, bringing clean energy to 440,000 people, and is continuing to expand throughout the country.
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