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A leap forward for Samoa

Proposed plans for diversifying the country’s energy supply, to include energy produced from biomass gasification, are now a step closer to becoming reality.

Biomass gasification is a process that uses organic material to make electricity.

The Government of Samoa, the Samoan Trust Estates Corporation and the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa have been investigating the potential of using Samoa’s senile coconut plantations to produce energy for a number of years.

The proposed project seeks to establish the biomass supply chain necessary to attract external investment to construct the country’s first gasification facility.

EU, GIZ Sign Agreement to Support Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainable Energy

Embargoed until 1100 hours, 9 May, 2014


Fifteen Pacific island countries will benefit from a project supporting vulnerable nations in the region to adapt to the impacts of climate change, through promoting sustainable livelihoods and reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

The Adapting to Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (ACSE) programme will also promote energy security solutions at national, provincial and community levels. The programme will include interventions to implement appropriate adaptation practices and technologies in food security,