Pilot Project for Methane Mitigation and Recovery from Hydroelectric Power Reservoirs

Project Summary

The general objective of the project is to promote the adoption of Methane Gas (CH4) recovery technologies inhydroelectric 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 hydropowerplant3; (ii) testing of different technologies and devices for CH4 mitigation and CH4 recovery from CH4-rich reservoir waters and identifythe 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.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
Inter-American Development Bank
Executing Agencies
Furnas Centrais Electricas
GEF Project Manager
Ming Yang | myang@thegef.org


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
2,651,940 USD
Co-financing Total
12,796,741 USD
GEF Agency Fees
265,194 USD
Total Cost 15,448,681.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
06 Jul 2012