Initial Project Eligibility Criteria

Applications are invited from commercial enterprises who are planning to generate energy from waste in the near future, and who can demonstrate a solid business idea. These may include existing poultry farms, cattle & other livestock farms, the food industry, distilleries & breweries, hotels and restaurants, developers of municipal scale waste to energy biogas projects. AEPC welcomes all eligible incoming entries submitted online in the required format, which will be submitted to further screening as described in the eligibility criteria.

Large Biogas Plants

Plants more than 12 cu m in capacity fall under this category. Large biogas plants have been introduced to Nepal through advancement in Nepal's biogas technology via the long term practices on modified GGC 2047 model as well as learning from international technological practices. The phrasal term 'large biogas system' is a catch-hold (umbrella term) which includes the varieties of plants under its specific categorization.

Commercial

Such biogas system refers mainly to private/ commercial institutions of Nepal like private schools, firms, poultry farms, dairies, abattoirs, hotels, industries, restaurants and bars to name but a few. The day to day organic waste produced in these institutions is the major input for the biogas system. The gas and slurry produced from the system can be used by the developers for their private purposes. APEC provides technical and monetary assistance for promotion of this technology all over Nepal. The GoN provides NRs. 4,000 per cubic meter for thermal purpose and NRs. 65,000 per kW for electrical purpose to commercial projects. 

Municipal

Municipal Waste To Energy (W2E) is rather new to Nepal. The mission of this project is to connect municipal waste to useful energy. This concept is aimed directly at meeting the higher electrical/energy needs mainly in city areas of Nepal minimizing the adverse environmental effects of imported fuels. It has dual benefits on waste management and gas/electricity/RDF generation. In this system, on the basis of thermo-chemical or bio-chemical conversion, energy can be generated through the large portion of organic/bio-degradable waste. Waste to energy systems cover municipal solid waste including sanitation waste, commercial and industrial waste, communal waste etc. Up to 2019, all around Nepal up to 30 Municipal Waste to Energy projects are targeted.