Biomass Production and Utilization in Georgia


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

This 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


2014 US$ 190,866.71
2013 US$   28,229.81
Start date:
June 2013
End date:
December 2016
Geographic coverage:
Tbilisi Municipality
Funded by




Millenium Development Goal
Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Project Document
Contact Information

6 Gulua Street
Tbilisi 0114 Georgia

Contact Person

Vakhtang Berishvili
Project Manager

Contact Person in UNDP

Nino Antadze
Environment and Energy Team Leader