BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.23
By Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Georgian Telavi Municipality received energy-efficient equipment for collecting and processing waste wood from vineyards, Trend reports referring to Euneighbours.
The initiative was implemented as part of the EU project "Biomass Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies as Sustainable Energy Solutions for Georgian signatories of the Covenant of Mayors".
The new equipment is provided by the Italian "CAEB International" company and includes a round baler for waste wood, and a bale chipper.
As reported, the agricultural waste processed by this equipment will be used in a renewable energy supply chain to provide heating to two buildings in the municipality.
The main activities of the project include full thermo-modernization of two selected municipal kindergartens with the application of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies; creation of a renewable energy (biomass) supply chain to provide heating of two selected buildings with agricultural waste (vine tree pruning) and public awareness activities with broad public involvement for the promotion of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies.
The project is funded by the EU program "Covenant of Mayors – Demonstration Projects" (CoM-DeP) under the EU4Energy initiative, and is implemented by the Energy Efficiency Center in Georgia.
The EU’s total contribution to the project is nearly 600,000 euros with co-financing from Telavi Municipality of almost 150,000 euros.
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