Efficient funding for cleaner production

Thanks to industry promotion funds, many enterprises in the southern province of Binh Phuoc have obtained initial positive results from cleaner production activities.

As one of the first enterprises in Binh Phuoc Province that have received aids for a change towards cleaner production, Thuan Phat Co .Ltd (Bu Doc District) received a technological transfer peeling away the covers of cashew nut kernels. This is a new technology with the machine systems worth nearly VND550 million, of which funding from the provincial Industry Promotion and Consultancy Development Center was VND127.9 million).

The machine has preeminent features such as a capacity of 250-350 kg per hour (approximately 750 tonnes of material a year), the ratio of clean white kernel from 65-85 percent (after one run) and the ratio of broken kernel from 6-10 percent. Therefore, the machine reduces the cost of time and manpower, increase safety and hygiene in processing of exported cashew nuts, meeting the market demand for the output and quality of the products. Dien Hien Binh, the Director of the company said, this new production line brings three huge benefits to enterprises, namely without material loss, saving workers, time and many costs, helping to meet the order deadlines.

In 2013, Industry Promotion and Consultancy Development Center was allocated nearly VND4 billion to develop support solutions to businesses in areas of industry promotion, energy efficiency and cleaner production. With this funding, the center completed projects on application of modern machinery and equipment into production, helping businesses improve their capability in using fuels, materials and saving manpower such as the application of color selecting machines in a cashew nuts processing production line in Nam Son Co .Ltd, the application of peeling machines in a cashew nuts processing production line in Hung Hang Co .Ltd and Duyen Tuyet Private Enterprise, the application of boiler system in cashew nuts processing production line in Hoang Khuan Private Enterprise, the application of an automatic brick pressing production line for Nguyen Phuoc Production Unit and carry out the project on building a technical performance model to process export cashew nuts at Thanh Duoc Co.Ltd.

These solutions are expected to help the enterprises get much benefits thanks to decreased material and fuel loss, workers reduction and improved product quality.

To expand cleaner production efficiency to other areas in Binh Phuoc, the provincial People’s Committee issued Decision 2618/QD-UBND on a cleaner production action plan in the industry sector in the province for the 2011-2015 period. The decision specifies that by 2015, 25 percent of local industrial production units will apply cleaner production methods which can save 5-8 percent of energy, material and fuel consumption. This decision is regarded as an orientation for further implementation of cleaner production activities in the province in the coming time./.