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Detail of GEF Project #1335

GEF Project ID1335
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameBioenergy for Sustainable Rural Development
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program6
Pipeline Entry Date2001-08-01
PDF-B Approval Date2003-06-18
Approval Date2006-08-28
CEO Endorsement Date2008-07-14
Project StatusUnder Implementation
Executing AgencyEgyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Operational Unit for Development Assistance; UNDP (Cairo)
DescriptionThe primary objective of the proposed project is to advance the use of renewable biomass as an energy resource, for the purpose of promoting sustainable rural development in Egypt and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions resulting from conventional energy resources. The biomass options that will be advanced under this project include: Anaerobic biomass digestors for dung, household sewage, and related high-moisture feedstocks; anaerobic biomass digestors for leafy feedstocks including agricultural residues, biomass densification (briquetting, pelletization) for rural enterprise and household applications; eficient biomass stoves, furnaces and dryers for rural enterprise, and household applications; and biomass gasification for production of fuel gas for process heat, shaft power, pumping and electricity.
Implementation Status11/5/04 email from Yannick Glemarec: The concept was approved on July 19, 2001. The PDF B brief was approved by the GEFSec in June 2003 and the DoA and project document for implementation were sent to the CO in September 2003.  Since then the project has been on hold due to some institutional problems, but based on the latest information received from the country office, these issues have been clarified and the project is expected to move ahead. It should thus remain in the GEF pipeline.
PDF B Amount
344,150 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,000,000 USD
GEF Grant
3,344,150 USD
Cofinancing Total
13,300,000 USD
Project Cost
16,644,150 USD
GEF Agency Fees
300,974 USD
GEF Project (CEO Endo.)
3,000,000 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Endo.)
12,390,000 USD
Project Cost (CEO Endo.)
15,734,150 USD
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