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Biomass Gasification Power Plant (PIN)

The project will use local coconut husk and wood biomass to fuel via gasification a new 500 kW power plant.

Project Idea Note (PIN)

    Samoa is highly dependent on imported diesel oil to generate electricity. The project will build facilities to gasify coconut husk and maybe wood biomass in order to provide fuel for a new 500 kW power plant. Five candidate sites have been identified for the project, some have sufficient coconut husk supply, some need supplementation by wood biomass.

    Project facts

    Country:  Samoa

    Project Type:  Renewable energy – biomass gasification based power generation

    Project size:  Micro-scale

    CERs/Year:  2803 tCO2e/year (28030 tCO2e in the period 2016-2025)

    Contact:  Tile Leia Tuimalealiifano, Electric Power Corporation, Tel: +685 6540, leiat(at)epc(dot)ws

    Status:  Selected by Samoa DNA for PIN development, feasibility study finished.

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