Up-scaling the production and consumption of bio-energy to reduce carbon emissions and enhance local employment in Nepal

Up-scaling the production and consumption of bio-energy to reduce carbon emissions and enhance local employment in Nepal

The general objective of the project was to contribute to the national goal of poverty reduction through upscaling the production and consumption of charcoal. The project looked for innovative and cost effective alternatives to replace charring kilns which were too expensive to run and cumbersome for producers.

The business model was revised while involving wholesalers and processors and the Market System Development approach was ensured, assuring certainty of raw materials as well as market. Densified charcoal products were explored and promoted to compete against fossil fuel (higher calorific value).

Likewise, successful use of charcoal for internal fuelling in brick kilns was piloted, based on which backward linkage with producers was facilitated. The project facilitated registration of 'Bioenergy Entrepreneurs Association Nepal' to bring all charcoal actors together to create enabling environment for charcoal enterprises.

The project facilitated registration of "Bioenergy Entrepreneurs Association Nepal" to bring all charcoal actors together to create enabling environment for charcoal enterprises.

Sector
Energy generation, renewable sources – multiple technologies
Domain
Asia & Central Asia
Benefitting zone
Nepal
Nature
Action Grants

KEY FACTS

  • Total cost (€)

    1 970 703.00

    EU contracted amount

    1 773 633.00

    Duration

    January 2014 - December 2017

    Implementing organisation

    HELVETAS SWISS INTERCOOPERATION ASSOCIATION

    Funding instrument

    DCI - Environment and sustainable management of natural resources including energy