Removing Barriers to Coal Mine Methane Recovery and Utilization

Project Summary

The project will reduce coalbed methane emissions in the Kuznetsk, coal basin. The project will provide technical assistance component to build the capacity of the local stakeholders to develop and implement projects of this type.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Russian Federation
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Energy
GEF Period:
GEF - 3
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
200,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
3,100,000 USD
Co-financing Total
5,225,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
382,000 USD
Total Cost 8,525,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
Preparation Grant Approved
19 Dec 1997
Concept Approved
01 Oct 2002
Project Approved for Implementation
07 May 2003
Project closed
21 Aug 2013