Multipurpose utilization of biochar in Mongolia

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Sector Agriculture, Energy
Focus area Renewable energy (biomass)
Type of action Project
Scope National
Stage Feasibility study
Submitted to UNFCCC registry Yes
Start of initiative 2013
Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost US$ 0.5 mln
Financing requested
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Financing received to-date
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Principal source of financing Multilateral
Principal type of financing Grant
Capacity building required Yes
Technology transfer required Yes
Additional information
Proponent(s) Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism
International funder(s)
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Organization providing technical support
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This NAMA intends to leverage the use of biochar across the country.

Activities: (2015 - 2017)
The project consists of two pillars:

  • Pilot projects to test the feasibility of utilizing biochar production by small scale herder families, vegetable gardeners, and forestry workers on an individual and community level
  • Feasibility study to check the possibility of establishing MRV system for nomadic herders and small scale farmers

These activities will look into:

  • evaluating the availability of existing biomass which could be used to produce biochar and analyzing the biochar produced from that source and possibility to establish MRV
  • assessing technologies to produce and transport biochar and from that assessment, constructing/purchasing a unit
  • implementing a mini-scale and a small- to medium-scale biochar production pilot facility including monitoring performance
  • establishing the research plots to for the biochar to analyze costs, application, benefits, and changes in soil organic matter
  • analyzing the potential biochar-related revenues such as carbon credits, farming gains, and price of biochar

Impact and MRV

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Cumulative GHG reductions: No data available
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity


Social: * Increased income for herders, vegetable gardeners, and forestry workers on an individual and community level
  • Reduced odor problem near urban areas
Economic: * job creation
Environmental: * Reduced soil degradation and soil contamination
  • Decreased overusing of forest resource

MRV Framework:
No MRV plan has been defined