EVENT: Seminar on Promoting Sustainable Biomass Energy Production and Modern Bio-Energy Technologies
DATE: Thursday, 11th February, 2016
TIME: 2.30 to 5.00 PM
VENUE: The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
PARTICIPATION: Free of Charge
Seminar on Promoting Sustainable Biomass Energy Production and Modern Bio-Energy Technologies
The Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority of the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy is implementing the GEF funded Project on Promoting Sustainable Biomass Energy Production and Modern Bio-Energy Technologies with the support of FAO and UNDP. The goal of the project is to reduce greenhouse gas emission from the use of fossil fuel for thermal energy generation in Sri Lanka industrial sector. The goal will be reached by means of removing barriers to the realization of sustainable biomass plantation, increase of market share of biomass energy generation mix and adoption of improved biomass-based energy technologies in Sri Lanka. The project consists of following components: (1) Policy-institutional support for effective implementation; (2) Barrier removal for sustainable fuel wood production; (3) Enabling environment for fuel wood suppliers; (4) Wood-based energy technology development.
The Project resources will be used to finance incremental activities that would ensure the effective implementation of biomass energy technologies (BETs) and co finance pilot conversions from fossil fuel to biomass for thermal applications.
The other important aspect of the Project is to address the technical and coordination issues that hinder large scale fuel wood plantations and biomass supply. It is designed to address the lack of confidence in both supply (fuel wood production/ sourcing biomass) and demand (industrial needs) sectors by raising awareness, developing standards and sustainable fuel wood certification schemes, demonstrating viability of plantations through a livelihood-based approach with a broader scope for its application and implementation at the national level. The project will also provide financial support to set up pilot biomass energy terminals which is a crucial component in addressing the supply of biomass for energy. Such pilot projects are intended to demonstrate to the government and the private sector institutions (particularly in the energy, industry, and banking/financial sectors) on the techno-economic viability and benefits of biomass energy.
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority is organizing a seminar to educate the private sector organizations about this project and to seek their co-operation and collaboration to implement the Project components effectively.