Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Operation and Automation in Magdeburg (Saxony-Anhalt) are conducting a research project with scientists from Hanoi (Vietnam) to use the rice husk envelope, which represents a huge energy potential .
A circular burning facility (ZWSF: zirkulierende Wirbelschichtfeuerung) for biomass was carried out in Magdeburg, where the first tests were conducted. Further tests are planned in October 2006 in Hanoi.
Scientists want to detail the process of burning the husk of rice and other types of biomass produced in Vietnam such as reed or sugar cane.
This approach is very important for the Vietnamese economy as it could offer the country an energy alternative to fossil fuels.