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Sugarcane Renewable Electricity (SUCRE)

Project Summary

The objective of the project is to create the conditions for sugar mills to increase the export of electricity generated by sugar cane trash and bagasse to the grid. This will be achieved by promoting the use of trash (sugarcane tops and leaves) as additional fuel to bagasse in the sugar mills, increasing the capacity of sugar mills to export electricity to the grid by approximately 70% from the baseline scenario.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Full-size Project
Project Approved
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Development Programme
Executing Agencies
Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
200,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
7,800,000 USD
Co-financing Total
62,608,900 USD
GEF Agency Fees
800,000 USD
Total Cost 70,608,900.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
14 Oct 2005
Preparation Grant Approved
10 Apr 2007
Concept Approved
01 Jun 2008
Project Approved for Implementation
02 Mar 2010
Project closed