The Energy and Environment Partnership with the
Mekong (EEP Mekong) and the relevant Ministries of the EEP Mekong
Partner Countries (Lao PDR - Ministry of Energy and Mines, Thailand
- Ministry of Energy and Vietnam - Ministry of Industry and Trade)
are inviting tenders for POLICY/STRATEGIC STUDIES for each of the
Tender documents including terms of reference, instructions to tender and other forms can be obtained from http://eepmekong.org/main_navigation/document_centre.php or contact Mr.
Christer Nyman, EEP Mekong Chief Technical Advisor and/or the National Coordinators of the Partner Countries at the following e-mail addresses:
EEP Mekong project opens the first large-scale biogas plant in Lao PDR
EEP Mekong 2nd Call project implemented by Thai Biogas Energy Company (TBEC) in collaboration with Lao-Indochina Group Public Company (LIG) opened the first large-scale biogas plant in Lao PDR on February 5th. The plant situated in Naxon village, in Pakngum, Vientiane uses waste water from the LIG starch factory as raw material to produce biogas.
Biogas is a form of renewable energy produced by anaerobic treatment of organic material such as animal manure, sewage sludge or industrial waste. As a flammable gas consisting mainly of methane and carbon dioxide, it can be used as an alternative energy source thus turning waste products into useful resources.
Waste water from starch factories are commonly treated in open ponds which leads to produced methane being released into the atmosphere. Methane is 21 times stronger greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, thus contributing to global climate change. Other problems associated with open pond treatment include contamination of water resources and pungent smells. Treating waste water in biogas plant not only avoids these problems but also provides a clean fuel for the starch factory. The BTEC LIG biogas plant is capable of producing 7 million m3 of biogas per year while reducing the annual greenhouse gas emissions by 60 000 tons. The produced biogas will be burned by the starch factory instead of coal in order to dry starch, which will generate cost savings for the factory.
The EEP Mekong project has transferred new technology to Lao PDR while mitigating climate change by capturing methane and replacing fossil fuels. In addition it prevents environmental contamination by replacing open bond treatment of wastewater thus protecting livelihoods and contributing to better living conditions in local communities in Lao PDR.
New CTA at EEPmekong RCU
The new Chief Technical Advisor, Christer Nyman started February 2013 his duty on the EEP Mekong region RCU.
Mr Nyman’s expertise in renewable energy solutions is well-rooted in scientific research through to his decade-long employment with the University, and Government Technical Research Center in a variety of research projects associated with renewable energy development and solutions with a specific focus on solar energy. Since 1991 Mr. Nyman has worked as an independent consultant in the field of renewable energy and has been involved in several international projects funded by various donors, including MFA/Finland and the World Bank as well as by the private sector. He has been involved in the preparation and appraisal of feasibility studies and related financial analyses; preparation of tariff plans and cost-recovery schemes and related grid/off-grid negotiations, design, installation and testing of various photovoltaic systems and power plants; and technical training and capacity building in renewable energy.
The Energy and Environment Partnership with the Mekong Region (EEP Mekong) organized Information Seminars on full project proposal and contract preparation as well as EEP grant administration for the 16 pre-selected 4th call projects. These Information Seminars were held in Hanoi on 8 January 2013, attended by 9 participants; in Vientiane on 9 January 2013, attended by 9 participants; in Phnom Penh on 10 January 2013, attended by 6 participants; and in Bangkok on 14 January 2013, attended by 13 participants.
Procedures for preparation of full project proposal and contract document and details of EEP grant administration were explained to the representatives of 16 pre-selected projects. They also had a one-on-one session with the Chief Financial Advisor for discussion on specific queries.
Project proponents are required to submit the full project proposal document latest by 8 February, 2013 (16:00 hrs. Bangkok time). To download the presentations made at the Information Seminars, please click here.
The Energy and Environment Partnership with the Mekong Region (EEP Mekong) held its third annual regional forum on the 20th November 2012 at Melia Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam. Theme of the forum was 'Policy and Incentive Mechanism for Renewable Energy Development in EEP Mekong Countries'.
Report of this forum and presentations (annexes 1-20) are now available. Click here to view.
The Energy and Environment Partnership with the Mekong (EEP Mekong) and the relevant Ministries of the EEP Mekong Partner Countries (Lao PDR - Ministry of Energy and Mines, Thailand - Ministry of Energy and Vietnam - Ministry of Industry and Trade) are inviting tenderers for POLICY /STRATEGIC STUDIES for each of the Partner Countries.
Tender documents including terms of reference, instructions to tender and other forms can be obtained from http://eepmekong.org/main_navigation/document_centre.php#invitation2tender or contact Mr. Niels Juhl Thomsen, EEP Mekong Chief Technical Advisor and/or the National Coordinators of the Partner Countries at the following e-mail addresses:
EEP MekongRegional Coordination Unit): firstname.lastname@example.org, Mobile: 66 (0) 86 902 1236
Lao PDR National Coordinator: email@example.com
Thailand National Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vietnam National Coordinator: GiangPH@moit.gov.vn The tender closes at 17:00 (Bangkok time) on 12 October 2012.
EEP Mekong Study Tour in Finland (September 4-9, 2011)
EEP Mekong steering committee members and national technical experts made a study tour to Finland from September 4-9, 2011. This trip was aiming at meeting Finnish policy makers and best practitioners in the field of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency as well as to participate in the International Nordic Bio-Energy Conference and Exhibition in Jyväskylä (Central Finland).(http://www.nordicbioenergy.finbioenergy.fi/default.asp?SivuID=28141)
Seminar on Promoting Partnership between Vietnamese and Finnish Companies at Greenbiz (Ho Chi Minh City, September 16, 2011)
The Presentations made at the Seminar on Promoting Partnership between Vietnamese and Finnish Companies are now available. Please Click here for direct access.
The Seminar was organised at Greenbiz 2011 Conference and Exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on September 16, 2011 by EEP Mekong with the Finnish Embassy in Hanoi, Finpro-Vietnam, Finnpartnership and the Innovation Partnership Programme.