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Project type: Household devices, Resource recovery
Standards: Gold Standard
This Ashden award winning Gold Standard project has installed over 170,000 small scale biogas plants in households and small livestock operations across 55 provinces in Vietnam. Small fixed-dome biogas plants, also known as anaerobic digesters, provides a clean, affordable, and convenient form of energy to some of the two million rural families with pig farms that create huge odour and waste problems while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In addition, jobs are created for local populations, improved sanitation and reduced air pollution enhances health, and the replacement of synthetic fertilisers greatly reduces the environmental impact on surface and groundwater.
The project delivers emissions reductions to help take urgent action to combat climate change (SDG 13) by preventing the release of methane and by replacing the use of unsustainable fuels like firewood, charcoal and kerosene and unsustainable chemical fertilisers. In addition, the project delivers a number of other sustainable development benefits. These include:
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Phúc lives in Bách Thuận, on a farm with her parents, husband, child, and 12 pigs. “We have had the bio digester for two months and it is working well. Before, we used ash as fertilizer which was very strong smelling. The neighbours noticed that there was less smell and have come to visit our home and now are interested in the biodigester technology.” “We used to use rice husk for cooking which made a lot of dust and smoky air pollution. The cost was approximately 200,000 VND / month, so even though we had to pay up front, the bio-digester helps to save money in the medium and long term.”