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Detail of GEF Project #782

GEF Project ID782
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameCo-generation of Electricity and Steam Using Sugarcane Bagasse and Trash
RegionLatin America and Caribbean
Focal AreaClimate Change
Operational Program6
PDF-B Approval Date1996-01-26
PDF-C Approval Date2000-04-24
Approval Date2000-05-01
Project Cancellation Date2006-05-03
Project StatusCancelled
Executing AgencyUNOPS/UNDESA
DescriptionThis project aims at reducing Cuba’s energy-related CO2-emissions by removing barriers to the substitution of sugarcane bagasse and trash for fuel oil in power and steam co-generation. This will be achieved by demonstrating the technical, economic and financial viability to establish companies in the vicinity of sugar mills to co-generate steam and power by using biomass-fired high-pressure condensing-extraction steam turbine technology. By demonstrating the technology and reducing the barriers to its large-scale replication, it is expected that a significant fraction of the biomass energy potential in Cuba can be harnessed in an efficient way. In the medium-term, it is estimated that some 3000 GWh/yr of additional biomass-based power can be supplied to the grid thus reducing annual carbon emissions by over 600,000 tC. To the extent possible, the GEF support to this investment project will be targeted toward reducing the risks to an otherwise attractive investment through the expanded use of contingent financing techniques.
Implementation StatusDue to difficulties in obtaining private sector co financing, the government of Cuba has pledged a substantial financial contribution to this initiative. This, in combination with the GEF funds, will facilitate the necessary investment in the Hector Molina sugar mill for bagasse based cogeneration. A UNDP Project Document is under preparation and will be submitted to the GEF for CEO endorsement in the upcoming months.
PDF B Amount
350,000 USD
PDF C Amount
680,520 USD
GEF Project Grant
11,484,480 USD
GEF Grant
12,515,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
73,231,000 USD
Project Cost
85,746,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
861,000 USD
Project Documents

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