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August 25, 2014


Turning Shrimp Pond Sludge into Electricity


In a new project funded by the Japanese government, researchers at Vietnam’s National University Laboratory for Nanotechnology (LTN) in cooperation with Japan’s Kyushu University have proposed using sludge and bio-wastes from shrimp ponds to produce electricity with a new generation of fuel cells developed at Kyushu University.


Professor Dang Mau Chien, director of LNT, said the waste would be pumped out of ponds and transferred to methane-fermentation reactors to produce biogas.  Then, the biogas would be supplied to solid-oxide fuel cells to produce electricity, which would then be used to power aerators and pumps.


The tentative duration of the project is 60 months, from April 2015 to March 2020.  Total funding is over $3.6 million, $3 million from the Japanese Government and $607 thousand from the Vietnamese Government.


Information: Professor Dang Mau Chien, Laboratory for Nanotechnology, Community 6, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (phone 84-8-37242160, extension 4612 or 4613; fax 84-8-37242163, email, webpage


Source: Vietnam Breaking News.  Organic Waste To Be Turned into Renewable Energy.  August 25, 2014.

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