Renewable Energy and Regional Development Project - Szekesfehervar Biomass-Gas CHP Project

Project Summary

This project would decrease greenhouse gas emissions while providing heat and competitively priced electricity to the residents of Szekesfehervar by substituting straw and natural gas for fuel oil in the local district heating plant. Secondary benefits to Hungary include increased rural employment and incomes through collection and utilization of agricultural waste straw, and reduced reliance on imported oil. The project will demonstrate the potential in central Europe for biomass- and natural gas-powered integrated district heating/combined cycle cogeneration technology applications.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
130
Project Type
Full-size Project
Status
Cancelled
Country
Hungary
Region
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
The World Bank
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Industry and Trade; City of Szekesfehervar
GEF Project Manager

Financials

Project Preparation Grant Amount
250,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,800,000 USD
Co-financing Total
54,200,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
0 USD
Total Cost 60,250,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
28 Feb 2001