The regional knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) aims to support the South Asia region in transitioning from fossil fuels to carbon-free 'green fuels_ such as advanced biofuels and green hydrogen as well as green ammonia. As the energy sector's regional cooperation and integration, the TA will launch Green Fuel Development Initiative under the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) platform, which covers seven countries including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
This initiative frameworks were endorsed by the SASEC energy working group meeting and its nodal officers meeting in June 2022. The TA will assess each country's and the region's market potential for various types of green fuels across multiple sectors including energy, transport, manufacturing, agriculture, and others. Transnational supply and value chains will also be analyzed. Based on the studies, the TA will also identify immediate applications of green fuels to help design pilot project schemes for demonstration purposes in selected countries. Subject to each country's conditions and requirements, development strategies and roadmaps will be provided in both country's and region's contexts. Eventually, various capacity and knowledge activities can be integrated to increase awareness of stakeholders on development and promotion of green fuels.
Responsible ADB Officer:
Kaoru Ogino - South Asia Department, Energy Division
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