GIZ Energy Support Programme

GIZ bridges Viet Nam and south Korea in bioenergy development


On 13-17 March, the Vietnamese delegation including agencies of national and provincial governments, research and financial institutions had meetings with Korean leading experts of relevant ministries and institutions on bioenergy. Organised by GIZ and the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority of Viet Nam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade, the study trip aimed at exchanging international experiences on bioenergy development in South Korea.

During the meetings, representatives of South Korea’ Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT), National Institute of Forest Science (NIFS), Forest Biomass Energy Association, and the Department of Green Transformation of the Ministry of Environment delivered presentations and responded openly to questions on a number of topics, such as the overview of the bioenergy markets in Korea in term of regulatory framework and government organisations, current products and future technology of Korea’s bioenergy, the future of Korea’s energy industry and the Korean Green Transformation Policy.

After the workshop, the delegates also met bioenergy investors and had site visits to biogas and biomass power plants in the foreign country.

In his opening remark, Mr. Nathan Moore, Director of the ‘Climate Protection through Sustainable Bioenergy Markets in Viet Nam’ (BEM) project, said, “We stand at a historic moment, when the world has united in its efforts to limit the worst impacts of climate change. This will take serious, concerted, and sustained action from all of us – and happily the governments of South Korea and Viet Nam have each expressed the bold and necessary ambition to reach carbon neutrality by the year 2050.”

‘This study trip provides an important and timely opportunity for sharing experiences and lessons learned, and for exploring the options for appropriate technologies and supportive frameworks to stimulate and sustain bioenergy project development towards the green energy future in both Viet Nam and Korea,’ he added.

This activity is among the BEM project, which is jointly implemented by GIZ and the Electricity and Renewable Energy Authority. Through the International Climate Initiative (IKI), the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) funds the project.