Rice husk-fueled power plant to be built in Cần Thơ
19:24 | 12/09/2009
VGP - The Japanese company J-Power recently presented to the southern city of Cần Thơ’s authorities a plan under which the company will coordinate with the Vietnamese partner, Đình Hải Thermoelectricity Joint-stock Company, to build a thermoelectric plant fueled with rice husk there.

A tank containing rice husk in the Mekong Delta - Illustration photo

According to J-Power, the plan can make the best use of abundant source of rice husk in the Mekong Delta, estimated at 3.7 million tons a year.

Part of this input material source is discharged into rivers, causing environmental pollution.

The construction of the rice husk-powered plant, expected to locate in Thốt Nốt District, is scheduled to start in late 2010.

It is calculated that the generation of 1 kWh of electricity costs 1.6-2.2 kg of rice husk.

So, by using rice husk as input fuel, the power plant can save 30% of production costs compared to ordinary power generators.

By Ngọc Vân

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