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Detail of GEF Project #4144

GEF Project ID4144
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NamePilot Project for Methane Mitigation and Recovery from Hydroelectric Power Reservoirs
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaClimate Change
Strategic ProgramCC-3; CC-4; CC-6
PIF Approval Date2010-01-20
Approval Date2010-03-17
Project Cancellation Date2012-07-06
Project StatusCancelled
Executing AgencyFurnas Centrais Electricas
DescriptionThe general objective of the project is to promote the adoption of Methane Gas (CH4) recovery technologies in hydroelectric power reservoirs and facilities for electricity generation and to promote Greenhouse Gas (GHG) mitigation and recovery. This objective will be attained through the: (i) assessment of CH4 concentration levels dissolved in water on the selected hydropower plant3; (ii) testing of different technologies and devices for CH4 mitigation and CH4 recovery from CH4-rich reservoir waters and identify the most adequate one to be used in the selected hydropower; (iii) development of a pilot project for CH4 mitigation and recovery; and (iv) conduct a technical and economical feasibility study for electricity generation using recovered CH44.
GEF Project Grant
2,651,940 USD
GEF Grant
2,651,940 USD
Cofinancing Total
12,796,741 USD
Project Cost
15,448,681 USD
GEF Agency Fees
265,194 USD
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