Sustainable Rural Biomass Energy

Project Summary

Removal of barriers to sustainable utilization of available biomass resources in the country and application of biomass energy technologies that can support economic and social development in the country’s rural sector, in order to reduce GHG emissions.

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
Department of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
75,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
1,703,000 USD
Co-financing Total
2,526,700 USD
GEF Agency Fees
170,300 USD
Total Cost 4,304,700.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
21 Nov 2008
Preparation Grant Approved
15 Sep 2009
Concept Approved
30 Jun 2010
Project Approved for Implementation
05 Jul 2012
Project closed
31 Jan 2016