On 20 September, 2016 a delegation from Vietnam visited the Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR) in Gülzow-Prüzen. The delegation consisted of three representatives from the Vietnam Environmental Agency (VEA), three staff members of the Vietnam National Coal – Mineral Industries Holding Corporation Limited (VINACOMIN), and the “Climate protection through bio-energy crops on post-mining sites in Vietnam” (CPEP) project manager Fabian Stolpe (UfU, Berlin). The project started in November, 2015 and is designed for three years.
Further information about the CPEP project can be gathered from the flyer. In general, the project is aiming at the increase of renewable sources in bioenergy. Comparably to SEEMLA also the CPEP project is looking for solutions of a sustainable energy plant production preventing an increasing conflict potential with regard to food production. Therefore, energy plants should be grown on rather degraded or marginal land. In this context, an overall overview to the bioenergy situation in Germany was presented by Torsten Gabriel, FNR, followed by a presentation of the SEEMLA project by the project manager, Wibke Baumgarten (FNR). The meeting was closed with a demonstration of the straw heating system at FNR.