Moldova Energy and Biomass Project

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23, 410, 000 EUR
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
2011 - 2018
Energy and Biomass Project is a two-phase project with the mission to contribute to the reliable, competitive and sustainable production of energy from biomass, which is the most viable and available source of renewable energy in the Republic of Moldova. Among the main beneficiaries of the Energy and Biomass Project are: 190 schools, kindergartens and community centers in all the districts across the country.

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 in Moldova, thus contributing to both, a more secure, competitive and sustainable energy production and local development. The target communities 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.


1. During the first MEBP phase (2011-2014), in 144 public institutions in rural communities, including 86 schools, 49 kindergartens, 4 community centers, 3 Mayor's Offices and two vocational schools were installed biomas-fired heating systems. As all these public institutions are attended by large numbers of people, the number of beneficiaries of new biomass-based heating systems and improved thermal comfort is almost 26, 835 children, 4,761 employees and 58, 793 parents. The overall number of beneficiaries is 90,389 people. The project engaged 5,000 community inhabitants who participated in the identification stage. In result, MEBP and local working committees mobilized over MDL 28 million in public and private contributions from local beneficiaries.
2. The activities of the MEBP led to the creation of more than 350 new jobs. In most cases the new jobs were established for heating plant operators and solid biofuel producers.
3. The MEBP project has also particpated in developing national standards and regulations to support the local biofuel industry. To date, 37 national standards governing the production and quality of biofuels have been approved by the Government.
4. The large number of bioenergy consuming institutions encouraged the launch of biomass fuel producers as well. Moreover 35 businesses launched and promoted in the sector of solid biofuell manufacturing; 100 new jobs created; 620 families have biomass boilers installed; 30 companies assesmble biomass boilers locally and sell them to consumers; 21 public institutions from Leova District are heated with biomass based energy, the power being supplied by an economic entity within one of the first energy oriented PPPs;  15 thousand tones of C02 emmisions being reduced annualy.
5. Each stage of the project implementation was accompanied by a complex agenda of trainings, which ensured a proper functioning of implemented initiatives and their sustainability. Approximately 1,765 LPA representatives including 1,253 women, gained practical skills on local contribution collection; 2,819 mayors and managers of public institutions know how to use and to multiply eco-technologies; 376 operators from 127 communities learned how to operated the biomas-based heating systems; 413 agricultural entrepreneurs know how to transform the waste into an economic product; 352 schools became part of the educational initiative on RES and energy efficiency; 19.000 pupils participated in the course on renewables and energy efficiency; 271 children participated in the Energel Summer Camp.
6. The MEBP started its communication activity from a clean slate. The mandate of the project was not only to inform poeple about biomass energy and project activities, but also change the attitude of a country with relatively conservative thinking in the area of renewable fuels. In the result of the project activities: 1 million people covered by communication of the Energy and Biomass Project; 12 video and videography sport promoting biomass energy broadcasted on TV, radio and online communication networks; 50 thousands brochures, bookets and posters about nebefits of bionergy distributed thoughout the country; 2000 reports in TV and radio, newspapers and web pages; 3 editions of the Moldova Eco-Energetica Competition organised; 180 projects enlisted for the competition; 48 successful projects granted awards at the Gala of Awards Moldova Eco-Energetica.; unique communication platform in the bionergy sector of the Republic of Moldova.


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