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PROBIOMASA: Project for the Promotion of Energy from Biomass

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Description

Overview
Sector Energy
Focus area Renewable energy (biomass)
Type of action Strategy/Policy
Scope National
Stage Under development
Submitted to UNFCCC registry No
Start of initiative 2013
Financing and support details
Financing status Seeking financing
Total cost US$ 750 mln
Financing requested
(no data)
Financing received to-date
(no data)
Principal source of financing Not known
Principal type of financing Not known
Capacity building required Yes
Technology transfer required No
Additional information
Proponent(s) Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, and Ministry of Federal Planning, Public Investment and Services, Secretary of Energy
International funder(s)
(no data)
Organization providing technical support United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture
Contact Moira Laura Achinelli; machinelli@minplan.gob.ar/ info@probiomasa.gob.ar
Objective:

Boost production, management and sustainable use of biomass for energy purposes with the aim to generate a total of 200 electric MW and 200 thermal MW by 2016

Activities: (2013 - 2016)
PROBIOMASA pursues, during its execution, to secure the establishment of provincial-level bioenergy strategies aligned with national policy regarding energy, agricultural and environmental dimensions. The project will develop the necessary mechanisms at local, provincial and national level to ensure implementation, supervision and monitoring of the production, management and sustainable use of biomass.

Impact and MRV

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Cumulative GHG reductions: 20 MtCO2e
Mitigative capacity:

No information has been provided on mitigative capacity

Co-benefits:

Social: Access to energy in rural areas
Economic: Savings by replacing imported fossil fuels, job creation, capacity building on RE,
Environmental: Reduction of local pollution of soil and water as well as fire reduction

MRV Framework:
No MRV plan has been defined


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