Technology Transfer: Biomass based power generation

Introduction

Energy is crucial for sustainable growth and poverty reduction ef-forts. Globally as energy affects all aspects of development. An overwhelming reliance on imported fossil fuels provides a compel-ling motive for embracing renewable. In fact, the importance for Cambodia to promote the use of locally available renewable sources of energy in industries has been recognized in the Tech-nology Needs Assessment (in which the onsite production of elec-tricity using biomass residues as fuel is mentioned, along with an increased use of combined heat and power systems), and the Na-tional Communication (which encourages enhancing the use of re-newable energy). However, the adoption of technology using these environmentally friendly sources of energy is still low due to the lack of proven technology for SME’s, human resources, access to finance, and the supporting policy.
“Climate change related technology transfer for Cambodia: Using agricultural residue biomass for sustainable energy solutions” pro-ject is a four-year project designed to address the above men-tioned challenges. The project is funded by Global Environmental Facility (GEF), and is executed by United Nations Industrial Devel-opment Organization (UNIDO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy (MIME) and National Cleaner Produc-tion Office-Cambodia (NCPO-C).

Objective & Goal

The objective of the project is to develop a dynamic mechanism about sustained transfer of efficient, cost effective and environ-mentally friendly (low carbon) energy technologies. Project will fo-cus on replacement of fossil-fuel based electrical and thermal en-ergy generation using agro-residue biomass for captive energy\y consumption by Industries.

The ultimate goal of the project is to promote the development of biomass-fuelled renewable energy generation technologies lead-ing to net reductions in global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reduced air pollution emitted from fossil fuel combustion.