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Detail of GEF Project #929

GEF Project ID929
Funding SourceGEF Trust Fund
Project NameSupport\_to\_20\_GEF Eligible Parties for Alignment of National Action Programs and Reporting Process under UNCCD (Add-on Umbrella 2)
Focal AreaLand Degradation
Operational Program11
Pipeline Entry Date1998-05-01
PDF-B Approval Date1998-05-01
Project Cancellation Date2005-07-21
Project StatusCancelled
Executing AgencyNational Government Ministries, UNEP-WCMC
DescriptionThis project proposes a five-year demonstration program of operating and testing eight fuel-cell buses (FCBs) for public transport in Delhi. The major objective is to introduce this zero emission and highly efficient bus technology in India for reducing local air pollution and global GHG emissions. It will assist the Indian transport sector to gain capability of manufacturing, operating, and servicing FCBs under local conditions. It will also help create an initial volume demand and provide useful feedback of operating experience for the FCB developers/manufacturers to further improve the bus design and reduce the bus cost.
Implementation StatusThe project has officially been cancelled for the following reasons: 1) Key stakeholders, including international manufacturers, have lost interest in the project due to the technological and economic constraints associated with the fuel cell bus technology. 2) Lack of co-financing to complement the GEF grant.
PDF B Amount
297,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,983,000 USD
GEF Grant
6,280,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
5,841,000 USD
Project Cost
12,121,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
346,000 USD
GEF Project Grant (CEO Appr.)
3,136,363 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Appr.)
14,400,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees (CEO Appr.)
100,000 USD
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