United Nations Development Programme

Russian Federation


Project Number:00014640
Project Title:Russia - Removing Barriers to Coal Mine Methane Recovery and Utilization (UNDP/GEF Full-Sized Project)
Budget and Source of Funds:US$ 8,325,000, of which Global Environment Facility (GEF) US$ 3,100,000
Starting Date and Duration:September 2003 - December 2010
Project Site:Kemerovo oblast
Executing Agency:Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation
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00014640 - Russia - Removing Barriers to Coal Mine Methane Recovery and Utilization (UNDP/GEF Full-Sized Project)

Description:
The overall project goal is to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions by removing barriers to the implementation and financing of coal mine methane (CMM) recovery and utilization projects in Russia. As one of the key mechanisms in that regard, the project will support the establishment of a specialized "Coal Mine Methane Recovery and Utilization Company", which after the initial support for the start-up phase is expected to continue its operations as a self-sustaining entity.

Expected Outcome:


1. The Coal Mine Methane Recovery and Utilization Company (CMMRUC) is established to support the mines in developing, financing and implementing coal mine methane recovery and utilization projects, capitalized and the key staff hired; the sustainable operation of the company during and after the end of the project ensured.
2. Enhanced awareness of the key stakeholders (such as mine management, relevant public authorities etc.) on the possibilities for and benefits of improved degasification, methane recovery and utilization is achieved; personnel of the CMMRUC and the participating mines are trained in developing and implementation CMM projects.
3. Demonstration projects are implemented so as to gain experience for their wide scale replication and to demonstrate their technical, economic and financial feasibility to the key stakeholders, including the management of the mines, the national and international financing organizations, public authorities and others; demonstration projects operate on a recovery basis.
4. The effectiveness of the existing legal and regulatory framework in supporting CMMRU projects is assessed; the recommendations for the improvement of the existing legal and regulatory framework for making it more supportive for methane recovery and utilization are prepared.
5. Building the local capacity to monitor, report and verify the actual  greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions as a result of methane recovery and utilization is achieved.


Interim results:

Project Implementation Report (PIR) 2007 Project Implementation Report (PIR) 2008 Project Implementation Report (PIR) 2010 Project Final Evaluation Report

Information updated: 2012-02-20 19:01:28

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