Category Archives: Other Biochar News

Mekong Enterprise Fund IV Signed Agreements to Invest US$5 million in HUSK to Drive Regenerative Agriculture in Southeast Asia

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (15 May 2024) – Mekong Enterprise Fund IV (MEF IV) announces to have signed agreements to invest US$5 million in HUSK, a pioneering biochar and biofertilizer company committed to regenerative agriculture practices in Southeast Asia. This investment exemplifies MEF IV’s dedication to generating both financial returns and meaningful social and […]

Developing policies on biochar to effectively exploit the “black gold” source of the agricultural sector

On March 18, 2024, in Hanoi, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in coordination with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Vietnam Cleaner Production Center Company Limited (VNCPC) organized “Consultation Meeting on the policy and recommendation report to promote biochar production and use in Vietnam”. The consultation workshop attracted nearly 30 […]

Biochar remains an untapped resource

Biochar must be included in an appropriate policy framework in order to maximize its potential and efficiency. The Workshop on the Potential of Biochar to Decarbonize Vietnam’s Agriculture was conducted in Hanoi on September 14, 2022. Experts and representatives from the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), […]

VNCPC and partner organize a field visit to the small-scale pyrolysis system

In 2 days from October 12-14, 2020, Vietnam Cleaner Production Centre Co., Ltd. (VNCPC) and Viet Hien Coffee Mechanical – Electrical Company organized a field visit to Small-scale Pyrolysis System (PPV 300), in Dak Lak province. This is an activity within the framework of the project “Promoting a small-scale pyrolysis system business model in Vietnam […]

UNIDO support to improve Viet Nam’s coffee quality through transfer of Pyrolysis Technology

Buon Me Thuot, 10 Novermber 2017 – Despite Viet Nam’s leading global position in Robusta coffee exports, the sector is at risk. Because of changing weather patterns, Vietnamese farmers and processors face environmental and economic challenges like water shortage, soil degradation and income losses due to unreliable drying methods and inherent coffee quality and price […]

Biochar helps to improve soil health and quality of agri-products

With a significantly lower price than chemical fertilizers, the outstanding advantage of biochar is not only to improve the soil health and the quality of agricultural products but also to help maintain efficiency over a long period of time. That is the general comment of the members attending the training session on “Application of biochar […]

The Swiss Ambassador to Vietnam had a working session with VNCPC and partners in the Low Carbon Project

Ms. Beatrice Maser Mallor, Swiss Ambassador to Vietnam and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) had a working session with VNCPC and partners in Buon Ma Thuot city (Dak Lak), on November 7th, who implemented the project “Reducing industrial waste for a low carbon production” (Low Carbon Project). The project is funded by the State […]