Bioenergy training programs initiated for engineers and financial professionals in Viet Nam

15 October 2021

In cooperation with the Viet Nam Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT)’s Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority (EREA), the GIZ Bioenergy Project facilitated two separate series of training courses on bioenergy for engineers and financial workers in September and October 2021.

For participants from engineering firms and consultancy companies, the courses provided technical assessment and opportunities of the country’s bioenergy market. The series included two main topics: (1) general overview of the bioenergy market, including specifics of biogas, biomass application and Pre-FS analysis; (2) approval process, technical and economic calculation of pilot projects, and the legal framework and supporting mechanisms.

For participants from banks and financial institutions, the training focused on economic opportunities and potential of the country’s bioenergy market, addressing four main topics: (1) opportunities and challenges of bioenergy investments; (2) specifics of bioenergy projects; (3) financing options for bioenergy projects; and (4) bankability of bioenergy projects.

While the e-learning for the engineers consists of a six-week online training with a combination of virtual classrooms and self-studying, four other webinars were provided for financial institutions. For both stakeholder groups, a final seminar will take place in December, in which the participants will be able to dive deeper into the topics in order to improve their capacities.

The training falls withing the framework of the ‘Climate Protection through Sustainable Bioenergy Markets in Viet Nam’ (BEM) project, which is jointly implemented by GIZ and the EREA/MOIT. The project is commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) as part of the International Climate Initiative (IKI).

For more information about the BEM project, please see here.

For further information, please contact Nathan Moore – BEM’s  Project Director.

The training program designed for engineers aims to provide technical assessment and opportunities of Viet Nam’s bioenergy market.
Joining the webinar series exclusively tailored for financial professionals, participants gain insights into economic opportunities of Viet Nam’s bioenergy market.