Results of PGTF - Project INT/99/K05

INT/99/K05 - Pacific islands regional biomass energy resource assessment programme (PIRBERAP)

Submitter: The South Pacific Applied Geosciences Commission (SOPAC) Secretariat, based in Suva, Fiji
Subcontractor: Relevant NGOs
Priority area: Energy
Participating/beneficiary countries: 6 countries (Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu)  
PGTF input (US$): US$34,000
Other inputs (US$): US$166,000
Date of implementation: 2001-2004
Impact: Country nationals from the six Pacific Island Countries (Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu) were trained in biomass assessment techniques and methodologies with a focus on identifying and quantifying the biomass energy resources in each of those countries, resulting in greater awareness of and a renewed interest in biomass as a potential energy source.

Contact:   Secretariat of the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC)
Private Mail Bag, GPO
Suva, Fiji Islands
Tel: +679 338 1377
Fax: +679 337 0040
Email: director @
Website: http//

Final Report:

    • INT-99-K05-FinalReport.pdf  *  [Language: English; Size: 583KB]

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