Detail of GEF Project #929

GEF Project ID 929
Funding Source GEF Trust Fund
Project Name Support\_to\_20\_GEF Eligible Parties for Alignment of National Action Programs and Reporting Process under UNCCD (Add-on Umbrella 2)
Country Global
Region Global
Focal Area Land Degradation
Operational Program 11
Pipeline Entry Date 1998-05-01
PDF-B Approval Date 1998-05-01
Project Cancellation Date 2005-07-21
Project Status Cancelled
Executing Agency National Government Ministries, UNEP-WCMC
Description This project proposes a five-year demonstration program of operating and testing eight fuel-cell buses (FCBs) for public transport in Delhi. The major objective is to introduce this zero emission and highly efficient bus technology in India for reducing local air pollution and global GHG emissions. It will assist the Indian transport sector to gain capability of manufacturing, operating, and servicing FCBs under local conditions. It will also help create an initial volume demand and provide useful feedback of operating experience for the FCB developers/manufacturers to further improve the bus design and reduce the bus cost.
Implementation Status The project has officially been cancelled for the following reasons: 1) Key stakeholders, including international manufacturers, have lost interest in the project due to the technological and economic constraints associated with the fuel cell bus technology. 2) Lack of co-financing to complement the GEF grant.
PDF B Amount
297,000 USD
GEF Project Grant
5,983,000 USD
GEF Grant
6,280,000 USD
Cofinancing Total
5,841,000 USD
Project Cost
12,121,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
346,000 USD
GEF Project Grant (CEO Appr.)
3,136,363 USD
Cofinancing Total (CEO Appr.)
14,400,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees (CEO Appr.)
100,000 USD
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