Project S – IRCLE is coordinated by the Technical University of Berlin, the project period is from 03/2023 to 02/2025. The goal of the project is to develop a high-quality, renewable biogas filtration system that continuously removes H2S gas during cooking in small-scale biogas plants, along with recycling sulfur in loaded filter materials to create alternative sulfur fertilizers that optimize resource use and protect environment. Partners participating in the project include::

–          Technical University of Berlin

–          Herbst Environmental Engineering Company

–          Hanoi University of Science and Technology

–          Egreen Technology Joint Stock Company

On 21/03/2023, partners and stakeholders had the opportunity to visit to evaluate operational efficiency and survey opinions of livestock households who are installing a test S-ircle smart biogas filtration system in Hai Hau district, Nam Dinh city. The survey results show that the filter works effectively, after nearly 1 year of installation, H2S gas is still zero when there are households cooking more than 200m3 biogas during that time, receiving positive feedback from households. The results of the test were really impressive for the crew members.

Image of measured results

The delegation took commemorative photos with farmers

Following the series of activities, on March 22, 2023, the parties continue to have a meeting at the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (INEST) of Hanoi University of Science and Technology. The parties shared about their activities, assessed the development potential of the project after seeing the results obtained from the actual testing period of the filters obtained through the field evaluation visit.

Commemorative photo at the campus of Hanoi University of Science

The parties appreciated the commercialization of the smart filtration product that continuously regenerates sulfur applied to livestock farmers cooking with biogas, a solution with great usefulness applied to larger biogas filtration needs applied to biogas generators used for livestock farms or disinfection drying systems, biogas boilers. Vietnam with about 3 million livestock households with about 1 million households with biogas plants, estimated to have more than 20,000 farms, shows the market potential of smart filters that regenerate sulfur at both farmer and industrial scale. Egreen has supplied tens of thousands of household filters to the market each year, is a pioneer in the field of biogas, has deployed nearly 100 biogas power systems for farms and aims to deploy to 300 farms by 2026, which is a potential unit to commercialize the research results of the above solution.

EGreen was invited to participate in Project S – IRLCE with the participation of leading domestic universities such as Hanoi University of Science and Technology and foreign countries such as the Technical University of Berlin, proving the prestige and capacity of Egreen in research projects and international cooperation implemented in Vietnam. This cooperation leverages the strengths of the parties to ensure the success and efficiency of the S-IRLCE Project, contributes to the advancement of biogas technology in Vietnam and makes the use of biogas safer, more sustainable and efficient, opening up many potentials for future co-development for filters both on an industrial scale…