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Workshop on biomass pellet technology and investment

A half-day workshop was held specifically for decision makers (14 persons) of industries producing wood and biomass waste to share with information regarding pellet technology and investment opportunities.

The workshop had invited decision makers from the factories, the participants were attentive to the presentations made during the workshop. Following the inaugural speech by a representative from the DoIH, the project coordinator shared some information about the UNIDO project, key outputs and achievements

This was followed by a technical presentation of the pellet manufacturing process by the expert mobilized by UNIDO. A representative from the World Bank invited by the project spoke about World Bank’s plan to disseminate a large number of pellet fired cookstoves in Vientiane. The last presentation was on biomass business model, showing that the pellet manufacturing in Laos can be financially attractive with payback period less than 3 years; this was followed by a Q&A session where several questions were raised by the participants regarding the technology, economics and the type of support that could be expected from UNIDO.