The proposed TA will assist in the utilization of biomass energy resources in rural areas of the poorer western, central and north-eastern provinces. The TA will analyze the optimal utilization of existing biomass technologies in 2-3 targeted poorer provinces. The TA will also assist PRC achieve the 11th five year plan target for reduction of SO2 emissions by 10%, through diversification of energy supply away from coal fired generation.
|Project Name||Development of Biomass Power Generation in Rural Areas|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Energy / Renewable energy generation - biomass and waste
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The proposed TA will assist in the utilization of biomass energy resources in rural areas of the poorer western, central and north-eastern provinces. The TA will analyze the optimal utilization of existing biomass technologies in 2-3 targeted poorer provinces. The TA will also assist PRC achieve the 11th five year plan target for reduction of SO2 emissions by 10%, through diversification of energy supply away from coal fired generation.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The rapid increase in energy demand to fuel the economic growth of the PRC economy has contributed significantly to increased environmental pollution. These impacts include acid rain, impact to public health, and global climate change through increased release of greenhouse gases. In recognition of the adverse environmental impacts from the increase in coal fired electricity generation and response to issues of energy security, PRC has identified development of renewable energy as a strategic priority under the 11th five year plan. In rural areas of PRC, biomass represents an under utilized resource which is often burnt in the fields or left to decompose, thus contributing to emission of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide and methane). Biomass projects that generate electricity will have significant poverty alleviation benefits, they will develop a market for previously unutilized agriculture biomass, and improve energy services to predominantly rural areas.
In order to promote biomass projects, National Bio Energy Corporation Limited (NBE), a majority government owned corporation, was created specifically to promote biomass generation projects. Where appropriate, ADB will coordinate with NBE to facilitate development of biomass projects.
The TA will assist in the utilization of biomass energy resources in rural areas. The TA will analyze the optimal utilization of existing biomass technologies. The TA is consistent with PRC objectives to develop renewable energy resources and address development of poorer western provinces. The TA will support efforts in achieving the 11th five year plan target for biomass electricity generation of 5,500 MW by 2010. The TA will also assist PRC achieve the 11th five year plan target for reduction of SO2 emissions by 10%, through diversification of energy supply away from coal fired generation. The Renewable Energy Law, that came into effect on 1 January 2006 promotes power generation from biomass, and a subsequent decree provides the basis for determining the power tariff which is about 25 fen more than power generated from coal fired generation. The proposed TA is consistent with the ADB (i) Medium-Term Strategy II, 2006?2008 strategic priority of managing the environment, and (ii) PRC Country Strategy and Program strategic development objective of improving the environment.
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International and national consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The services of consultants will be provided through a consulting firm selected after the submission of simplified technical proposals and the use of quality and-cost based selection methods.
The estimated allocation of consulting services will be 4 international consultants (combined 9 person months), and 9 national consultants (combined 38 person months). International consultants will include (i) Biomass Power Generation Expert, (ii) Biomass Power Generation Financial Specialist, (iii) Cellulosic Ethanol Specialist, and (iv) Biomass Resource Assessment Specialist. National consultants will include (i) Biomass Energy Specialist, (ii) Biomass Power Generation Process Engineer, (iii) Financial Specialist, (iv) Environment/Social Impact Specialist, (v) Cellulosic Ethanol Specialist, (vi) Biomass Financial Analyst, (vii) Biomass Resource Specialist, (viii) Renewable Energy Planner, and (ix) Workshop/Conference organizer.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Pajarillo, Merlita|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Energy Division, EARD|
National Bio-Energy Co. Ltd.
Mr. Zhuang Huiyong
Floor 9, Huashi Building, No. 26B Financial Street, Xicheng District Beijing 100032, P.R. China
|Concept Clearance||23 Feb 2007|
|Fact Finding||06 Aug 2007 to 11 Aug 2007|
|Approval||10 Dec 2007|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||23 Mar 2007|
|Last PDS Update||14 Jan 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|10 Dec 2007||28 Mar 2008||28 Mar 2008||31 Jan 2009||31 Jan 2010||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||600,000.00||200,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||800,000.00||10 Dec 2007||501,825.67|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Development of Biomass Power Generation in Rural Areas||TA Completion Reports||Aug 2010|
|Development of Biomass Power Generation in Rural Areas||Consultants' Reports||Dec 2009|
|Development of Biomass Power Generation in Rural Areas (Financed by the Second Danish Cooperation Fund for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Rural Areas)||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2007|
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