Moldova Energy and Biomass Project

Description:

The Moldova Energy and Biomass Project aims to contribute to a more secure, competitive and sustainable energy production in the Republic of Moldova through targeted support to renewable energy in form of biomass from agricultural wastes. The project will increase the use of renewable energy sources, specifically for heating public buildings and individual households in rural areas. It lays the basis for the establishment of functional markets for biomass technologies which will ensure sustainability of the project intervention beyond its lifetime. New jobs and income are created and secured through the establishment of value added chains at the local and regional level through the supply of biomass fuel and technologies. Through the replacement of traditional energy sources with readily available biomass fuels the project will further significantly contribute to a reduction in Green House Gas emissions and environmental pollution. Targeted training programmes and a country wide awareness raising campaign combined with a school education programme will significantly change the population's knowledge and attitude towards renewable energy sources, laying the basis for increased uptake of sustainable energy technologies in the future.


Objectives:

  • Improve heating comfort levels in public buildings in target rural communities by using readily available waste straw supplied from local agricultural enterprises;
  • Stimulate national markets for efficient household heating, industrial cogeneration, and biomass briquetting;
  • Raise national capacity in the biomass sector, ensuring sustainability and further replication;
  • Increase awareness and acceptance, promote the benefits of renewable energy and ensure the visibility of project results.

Benefits expected:

As a result of the project, Moldova will have in place a more secure and sustainable energy supply system in rural areas, with a high potential for replication and upscaling.

  • Entrepreneurs produce and communities use renewable energy sources and technologies
  • Local public authorities, civil servants, teachers, straw-fired boiler operators, fuel suppliers, and school children have knowledge, capacities and motivation, leading to growth of biomass markets at regional and local levels.
  • The general public, central and local public authorities, and the private sector, are well informed about the opportunities and benefits of renewable energy in general and biomass energy specifically for Moldova.

Public
awareness:

The project will apply the integrated communication principles in promoting the advantages and impacts of using biomass energy in Moldova. Media campaigns will be developed, public events organized, communities mobilized, and communication materials produced according to the needs of the target groups to ensure that results are delivered in a lasting and long-term way. A special school education initiative on bioenergy and environment will be developed and implemented. Moreover an annual award ceremony will be organized for the people who promote, implement and benefit from alternative energy sources in Moldova.

 

Partners:

The project will apply the integrated communication principles in promoting the advantages and impacts of using biomass energy in Moldova. Media campaigns will be developed, public events organized, communities mobilized, and communication materials produced according to the needs of the target groups to ensure that results are delivered in a lasting and long-term way. A special school education initiative on bioenergy and environment will be developed and implemented. Moreover an annual award ceremony will be organized for the people who promote, implement and benefit from alternative energy sources in Moldova.

 

Noteworthy:

The project will significantly increase the use of renewable energy sources in Moldova, thus contributing to both, a more secure, competitive and sustainable energy production and rural community development. The target villages will produce their own energy, which will result in the creation of new businesses and jobs, and not least, in a better protection of our environment for future generations.


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