Researchers from 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 husk of rice grains, which has enormous energy potential .
A circular layer burning installation (ZWSF: zirkulierende Wirbelschichtfeuerung) of biomass was carried out in Magdeburg, where the first tests were carried out. Further tests are planned for 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 since it could offer the country an energy alternative to fossil fuels.