Promoting Biomass Production and Use in Georgia

Promotion of production and use of biomass in the municipal sector

Biomass briquettes made from vineshoots. Photo: Vladimer Valishvili/UNDP

Summary

UNDP and the Global Environment Facility facilitate a shift to renewable energy in Georgia and promote production and use of biomass in the municipal sector.

Activities

We work to encourage demand for the upgraded biomass fuels and promote supply at the municipal level. The production and utilization of biomass is being supported through an investment grant mechanism and targeted public outreach aiming to stimulate the national market.

Results so far

  • Establishment of pilot biomass plants in Tbilisi and the regions of Georgia
  • Establishment and kick-off assistance to the Association of Biomass Producers of Georgia
  • The information campaign to increase public awareness abou the benefits of upgraded biomass fuels

Contact information

Contact person

Nino Antadze
UNDP Environment and Energy Team Leader 
nino.antadze@undp.org

Status Completed
Start date June 2013
End date Decemebr 2016
Focus area Environment & Energy
Implementing partners Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources Protection of Georgia. Tbilisi Municipality
Donor Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Budget USD 1,080,000

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