Biomass Energy for productive use for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Albanian olive oil sector

Renewable energy

Beneficiary Country:

  • Albania Albania

Donation passport

Starting Year: 2014
Ending Year: 2018
Budget: 5.4 mil. USD
Type of Donation: Technical assistance and investment grants
Status: Closed

Lead Donor Contact

Mark Draeck, UNIDO

Short description of the overall project

The project aims to increase the use of biomass in industrial energy consumption for productive use through demonstrated use of modern biomass technologies in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the olive oil industry.


Short description of activities financed by  the donation

The project consists of two technical components, plus monitoring and evaluation and project management:

  • Technology demonstrated for use of modern biomass technologies in industrial processes in Albania: First component will demonstrate the technical feasibility and commercial viability of modern biomass technologies in the olive production sector in Albania. These will create best practice examples for the country for further dissemination and to help raise awareness.
  • The enabling market and regulatory environment for biomass technology in industry created in Albania: The project is planned to develop the market environment for biomass technology in industry in Albania through enhancing awareness and strengthening capacities for key actors in the policy and industrial sectors (in the olive oil and other sectors with high replication potential such as wood processing, wine production, jam-fruit production), as well as supporting tailored policy actions and scale-up activities including the preparation of a detailed assessment of the biomass potential for industrial uses and the development of a pipeline of projects for replication.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation and Knowledge Management