Sustainable Use of Biogas from Agro Industrial and Solid Waste Applications

Project Summary

The general objective of this project is to promote GHG emissions reduction by generation and efficient use of biogas from livestock manure, agro-industrial residual biomass and mitigation of soil and water pollution. Several biogas uses will be explored such as electric power generation, combined heat applications and substitute for fuel for transportation. The specific objective is to promote i) power generation and sell power to connection to public electricity grid; (ii) CHP applications and other non electric uses of energy, and (iii) production of purified and compressed biogas as a substitute for natural gas for vehicles. All this applications will contribute to achieve a low-carbon agro-industrial sector and contribute to reduce GHG emissions from the agro processing sector in Argentina.

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
Secretary of Agriculture (INTA) Secretary of Environment and Sustainable Development, Ministry of Science and Technology
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:


Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
2,909,000 USD
Co-financing Total
21,200,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
290,909 USD
Total Cost 24,109,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Project Cancelled
22 Nov 2013