The plant produces briquettes from pruning residues of olive groves and public forests.
Wiser energy use while fighting climate change is both a spur for new jobs and growth and an investment in the future of our planet. A more sustainable energy production relies largely on Renewable Energy. By using more renewables to meet their energy needs, countries across the world can lower their dependence on imported fossil fuels and make their energy production more sustainable.
As part of its effort to help Lebanon increase its renewable energy production, the EU has financed the construction of a new biomass briquettes production plant in North Lebanon's Koura. The plant produces briquettes from pruning residues of olive groves and public forests. The project provides support to the Koura Union of Municipalities in facing energy sustainability challenges. The briquettes are used in typical Lebanese stoves and fireplaces as a source of renewable energy.
Biomass, derived from organic material such as trees, plants, and agricultural and urban waste, can be used for heating, electricity generation, and transport fuels. Increasing the use of biomass can help diversify energy supply, create growth and jobs, and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
To know more about the Koura plant project, please click here. The Koura plant project was made possible thanks to the EU's SUDEP South.