Host Country: Sri LankaJCM Feasibility Study (FS)

Replacing Grid Electricity with Sustainable Biomass Based Power Generation

FS Entity: EX Research Institute

Outline of GHG Mitigation Activity

Biomass power generation is considered to have the highest potential among the renewable power generation options in Sri Lanka. In this context, 2 small-scale biomass power generation projects will be implemented utilizing Japanese technologies, as model projects.
Based on the model projects, 21 approved biomass power generation projects with energy permits (as of 2012) are expected to be implemented.

Draft JCM Methodology

  • Reference Emission = [Power Generation in Project (MWh)]
    x [Grid Emission Factor (DNA's official value) (tCO2/MWh)]
  • Project Emission = [Emissions from cultivation, transportation and pretreatment of biomass (tCO2)]

Sustainability of biomass fuel will be secured by eligibility criteria which specifies the use of biomass fuel that complies with the guideline set by the Government of Sri Lanka. Employment of air-cooled system (higher efficiency) will also be considered by the criteria to realize the global net reduction.

Expected GHG Emission Reductions

Site 1 (SLCF) : 25,470tCO2/yr
Site 2 (UDE) : 50,941tCO2/yr

700,000tCO2/yr will be potentially reduced, if biomass-based power generation target set by SLSEA (133MW/929GWh) is to be achieved by 2020.