Transform waste into opportunity
Much of Vietnam lacks proper waste management. For communities this means hygiene and odor issues. For the environment, it means polluted waterways and significant greenhouse gas emissions. It also means letting a valuable energy source go to waste.
Meanwhile, households struggle to meet their energy needs safely. Wood is often burned indoors resulting in respiratory and eye problems. The income spent on these fuels and the time spent by women and children gathering it could be used for other important purposes.
You can help turn a problem into an energy solution. The Biogas Program in Vietnam, a partnership between SNV Netherlands Development Organisation and the Ministry of Rural Development, works to harness biogas from animal waste, turning a waste problem into a variety of opportunities. Utilizing local labor and resources, the project works with famers to construct biogas digesters that convert methane from animal waste into fuel for household use.
This project is already making a difference by:
Preventing 500,000 tonnes CO2eq from entering the atmosphere each year
Generating over $147 million USD savings in health co-benefits from reducing diarrhoea and respiratory illness related to smoke inhalation
Creating 2600 rural jobs
Providing over 725,000 Vietnamese with the benfits of biogas technology
Installing over 145,000 biogas plants -- and average of 25 plants are built in Vietnam each day
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Purchase carbon credits to help even more people benefit from this technology. The sale of credits supports continued research and development and the training of local producers and distributors, enabling the project to scale up its impact.