Biomass Production and Utilization in Georgia


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UNDP and the Global Environment Facility assist Georgia to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and explore local resources of renewable energy. The present initiative facilitates a shift from fossil to biomass fuels and promotes their production and utilization in the municipal sector of Georgia.

What We Do

In close cooperation with the national and local authorities of Georgia, UNDP works to encourage demand for the upgraded biomass fuels and promote supply at the municipal level. The production and and utilization of biomass fuels is being supported through an investment grant mechanism and targeted public outreach to stimulate market.

Expected Results

  • Establishment of 10 pilot biomass upgrading plants in Tbilisi and the regions of Georgia.
  • Notable increase in market confidence about the production and utilisation of biomass fulels, especially in heating applications.
  • Increased public awareness about the benefits 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:
Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia; Tbilisi Municipality
USD 1,080,000
Funded by:
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

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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