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UNIDO Kenia

Project status: ongoing

Development of an inventory of biogas regulations and a roadmap for the implementation of standards in Kenya

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) implements the Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded project entitled “Sustainable conversion of waste to clean energy for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction” in collaboration with the government in Kenya. Its main objective is promoting the conversion of waste to clean energy (WTE) as an alternative electricity generation source.

The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) regulates the energy sector in Kenya and enforces the standards developed by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) according to international standards and best practices. In collaboration with the Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute (KIRDI) among other stakeholders, KEBS and ERC are working on a national standard for household and commercial Anaerobic Digestion (AD) systems, which will be applied by regulations to all AD plants in Kenya.

German Biogas Association was assigned with the task of performing prior activities in preparation for this process, namely to gather an inventory of standards around the world, to propose the formation of a technical committee as well as its scope of work and finally, to draft a roadmap for the development and implementation of standards in Kenya.

The project is expected to last 5 months from June 2019.