Qingdao Rural Waste-to-Energy Project (ADB-50089-001)

  • China
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Sep 29, 2016
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  • Energy
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$ 0.50 million
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$ 0.50 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Oct 3, 2016

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Project Description

The Technical Assistance will fund biogas and biomass practices in rural Qingdao to be implemented and operated by the Qingdao Energy Group (QEG), the largest local state-owned energy company in Qingdao. The project will complement Asian Development Bank -financed Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Clean Air Program. Upon project completion, similar technical application and business model can be replicated in other similar rural areas in the greater Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region by turning agricultural and livestock wastes to cleaner and low-carbon heating and cooking fuel.

During the project preparation, ADB will facilitate establishing a knowledge and technical exchange platform between the QEG and advanced countries in using biogas and biomass such as Germany, Japan, Sweden, and the United States. This will help Qingdao gain further knowledge and experience in the areas of (i) policies, institutional laws and regulations; (ii) biogas and biomass technologies; and (iii) relevant project experiences.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Qingdao Municipal Government
c/o Qingdao Mun.Devt.& Reform Commission
No. 11 Xiang Gang Zhong Road, Qingdao
People's Republic of China 266071


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