Myan­mar wins award for re­search on biomass pro­duc­tion

The Myanmar Times - Weekend - - Business - DE­CEM­BER 21, 2018 THE MYAN­MAR TIMES

THE Myan­mar Aero­space En­gi­neer­ing Univer­sity was se­lected among par­tic­i­pants from 182 coun­tries as this year’s win­ner of the En­ergy Globe Award in Ja­pan.

Myan­mar’s re­search pre­sented the con­cept, de­sign and con­struc­tion of the de­vice for ther­mo­gravi­met­ric mea­sure­ments along­side the re­sults from tests car­ried out on wood pel­lets.

The main ob­jec­tive is to study the vi­a­bil­ity of bio­fuel pro­duc­tion as a source of re­new­able en­ergy via gasi­fi­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy. Stud­ies were con­ducted by op­ti­mis­ing on op­por­tu­ni­ties to im­prove the en­ergy ef­fi­ciency of the gasi­fi­ca­tion process of biomass mat­ter.

Myan­mar re­lies heav­ily on nat­u­ral gas and hy­dropower to sus­tain its eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment ac­tiv­i­ties. Mean­while, the gov­ern­ment is un­der­tak­ing mea­sures to in­crease pri­vate sec­tor par­tic­i­pa­tion in the en­ergy space by at­tract­ing for­eign di­rect in­vest­ments in the re­new­able en­ergy sec­tor.

“[Myan­mar] has de­vel­oped an es­sen­tial lab­o­ra­tory tool used for ob­tain­ing weight loss of the biomass sam­ple. This pro­ject is the so­lu­tion to in­creas­ing the use of low cost biomass pro­duc­tion tech­nol­ogy for max­i­mum pro­duc­tion,” ac­cord­ing to the jury’s state­ment.

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