Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Phoenix Energy Attends Launching Event of ‘National Bioenergy Strategy for Lebanon'

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Phoenix Energy, located in Safra, Lebanon, promotes bioenergy development in Lebanon.


Phoenix Energy attends the launching event of the ‘National Bioenergy Strategy for Lebanon’ on 5 March 2012 at Habtoor Grand Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon.  The renewable energy products supplier continuously supports efforts to increase environmental awareness in Lebanon and the shift to renewable energy resources.

At the event, the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) – CEDRO project jointly distributed the final bioenergy strategy study.

The event was held under the patronage of Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water, Gebran Bassil, and key attendees included, Spanish Ambassador, Juan Carlos Gafo, and U.N. Development Program Resident Representative, Robert Watkins.

About the ‘National Bioenergy Strategy for Lebanon’

The ‘National Bioenergy Strategy for Lebanon’ aims to accurately evaluate the sustainable biomass potential in Lebanon and pair this potential with the appropriate conversion technologies. The strategy will play a significant part in reaching the government’s goal to meet 12% of Lebanon’s total energy needs through renewable energy resources by 2020.[1]

The report results showed that with a sustainable bioenergy approach, Lebanon can meet 38% of the national heating requirements by 2030. [2]

The ‘National Bioenergy Strategy for Lebanon’ report covers: [3]

1.  Introduction and scope of the work covered
2.  Biomass resource assessment in Lebanon
3.  Technology conversion options for Lebanon
4.  Sustainability impact assessment and future scenarios
5.  Barriers for bioenergy development
6.  Conclusions for the project
7.  Follow up work

About UNDP – CEDRO Project

CEDRO is an “energy efficiency and renewable energy demonstration project for the recovery of Lebanon”. The project focuses on fostering end-use energy efficiency and encouraging renewable energy applications in public sector buildings and facilities across Lebanon.[4]

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) manages the project in collaboration with the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water, Lebanese Ministry of Finance and the Council for Development and Reconstruction. Furthermore, the CEDRO project is funded by the Lebanon Recovery Fund financed by Spain.[5]

About Phoenix Energy

Phoenix Energy, located in Safra, Lebanon, supplies renewable energy products, such as solar water heaters, biomass boilerswind turbine systems and solar outdoor lights. In addition, it provides resource assessment services and turnkey commercial projects to recycle and transform waste into electricity using waste-to-energy systems.

Phoenix Energy is a member of Phoenix Group of Companies and a member of the multinational INDEVCO Group.
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