Biomass Production and Utilization in Georgia

Summary

UNDP is leading the effort to promote renewable energy in Georgia. One of the initiatives is to facilitate a shift from fossil to biomass fuels, and to promote their production and utilization in the municipal services sector. One of the main advantages of biomass is that it does not contribute to the greenhouse gas emissions.The project is carried out in partnership with the Global Environment Facility and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia.

What We Do

The project strategy encourages the demand for and supply of the upgraded biomass fuels. Production and utilization will be supported through investment grant mechanism to stimulate market. Plus, the project envisages the raise of public awareness on production and use of biomass fuels.

Expected Results



  • Commissioned and operational pilot biomass upgrading plants in Tbilisi and regions;
  • at least 10 installed and operational pilot biomass-based heating systems in Tbilisi and regions;
  • increased market confidence in the feasibility of production of upgraded biomass fuels and their utilization in heating applications
  • promotional materials on sustainable production and utilization of upgraded biomass fuels

Who finances it

Total Budget US$ 1,080,000
UNDP       US$    155,000
GEF US$    925,000

Delivery

2014 US$ 190,866.71
2013 US$   28,229.81
Overview
Status:
Ongoing
Start date:
June 2013
End date:
December 2016
Geographic coverage:
National
Partners:
Tbilisi Municipality
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Funded by the Global Environment Facility 

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United Nations Development Programme. 

Millenium Development Goal
Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Project Document
  • Production and Utilization of Biomass in Georgia English
Contact Information

Vakhtang Berishvili, Project Manager

vakhtang.berishvili@undp.org

Cell: +995 577 575730

6 Gulua Street, Tbilisi 0114, Georgia

Contact Person in UNDP

Nino Antadze

Environment and Energy Team Leader

nino.antadze@undp.org