We believe showcasing successful examples of concrete economic projects contributing to climate protection and sustainable development is the best way to encourage replication and accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future. We are therefore constantly seeking Best Practice Projects relating to developing and emerging countries which deliver a positive climate impact and set an example to others.

Focus 2018: Biomass & Waste to Energy

In early 2018, numerous companies and organizations participated in our first online call focused on biomass & waste to energy projects. The ten selected Best Practices are listed below. A Special Report discussing each project as well as derived success factors and policy recommendations is available for download. This report was also part of the R20AWS contribution to the Talanoa Dialogue, the United Nation’s participatory process on climate solutions.

The annual Best Practice Call is part of the brainbows Post Paris Navigator, an initiative supported by the Austrian Development Agency and the Austrian Economic Chambers.

Top 10 Best Practice Projects


Sustainability package for households in Ethiopia

Holistic project to improve life quality of the rural population

Submitter: Caritas and Vorarlberger Kraftwerke
Location: Meki, Ethiopia


Center for Recycling and Refuse Derived Fuel in thailand

Knowhow and experiences gaining to be used in projects of African countries

Submitter: Wongpanit International Co., Ltd.
Location: City Nakornthai, Province Phitsanulok, Thailand


Clean Successor to Fossil Fuels in Ethiopia and Kenya

Creating value from untapped resources

Submitter: NextFuel Technology GmbH
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia & Kisumu, Kenya


Demo Composting plant in Oran, Algeria

Zero Waste, Energy Efficiency and capacity building program

Submitter: Compost Systems as the supplier of technology and design services, R20 for the management and local organization
Location: Oran, Algeria


Virunga Mountain Gorilla Project in Ruanda

Improving living conditions and habits through efficient cooking stoves

Submitter: Likano Project Development GmbH in cooperation with International Gorilla Conservation Program (IGCP)
Location: 4 Districts - Rubavu, Nyabihu, Musanze and Burera - around the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda


Municipal Solid Waste treatment plant in Mumbai, India

Mumbai's waste management market and working solutions

Submitter: Compost Systems GmbH
Location: Kanjur, Mumbai, India


First Waste-To-Energy Hybrid Facility in Naga City, Philippines

A private sector contribution to sustainable solid waste management - where waste is put in the right place under the right process.

Submitter: IUT GmbH - Innovation. Umwelt. Technologie.
Location: Naga City, Cebu, Philippines


Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management in Loh Djiboua, Ivory Coast

Valorisation of Municipal Solid Waste creating new sustainable jobs in the region

Submitter: R20 Regions of Climate Action.
Location: Loh Djiboua, Ivory Coasts


Circular Bio-Economy Project, Condoto, Colombia

Bio Carbon Refinery based Renewable Energy

Submitter: energy4future Gmbh (e4f); Extracon S.A.; Concejo Comunitario Mayor Condoto – Iró, Colombia
Location: Condoto, Province Chocó, Colombia


Atmove - biomethane mobility for Brazil

Innovation for small and medium farmers and the climate using residuals from agriculture (manure, organic waste material, organic by products) as fuel and fertilizer

Submitter: Spirit Design GmbH
Location: Itaipu - Foz do Iguacu, Parana, Brazil

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