Project BRA/10/G31 Sugarcane Renewable Electricity

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Evaluation Plan:
2017-2021, Brazil
Evaluation Type:
Project
Planned End Date:
07/2019
Completion Date:
06/2019
Status:
Completed
Management Response:
Yes
Evaluation Budget(US $):
20,000

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Title Project BRA/10/G31 Sugarcane Renewable Electricity
Atlas Project Number: 51455
Evaluation Plan: 2017-2021, Brazil
Evaluation Type: Project
Status: Completed
Completion Date: 06/2019
Planned End Date: 07/2019
Management Response: Yes
Corporate Outcome and Output (UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021)
  • 1. Output 1.5.1 Solutions adopted to achieve universal access to clean, affordable and sustainable energy
Evaluation Budget(US $): 20,000
Source of Funding: GEF
Evaluation Expenditure(US $): 20,000
Joint Programme: No
Joint Evaluation: No
Evaluation Team members:
Name Title Email Nationality
GEF Evaluation: Yes
GEF Project Title: Sugarcane Renewable Electricity Project BRA/10/G31
Evaluation Type: Mid-term Review
Focal Area: Biodiversity
Project Type: EA
GEF Phase: GEF-4
GEF Project ID: 64077
PIMS Number: 3515
Key Stakeholders: Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais
Countries: BRAZIL
Lessons
Findings
Recommendations
1

Extend the expiration date of the Project until December 31, 2020, as justified in this MTR, which identifies reasons for delay in agreement with the proposed work schedule presented by the National Project Director (NPD) and approved by the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) and sent to GEF/UNDP for approval and then to ABC, with attention to exit strategies involving other actors.

2

Consider the suggestion made by this MTR and UNDP Program Officer to include in the PAC subgroups of discussion on the Project related topics, such as bioelectricity and renewable energy.

 

3

Conduct revision of the regulatory framework of the national electricity sector including the sector of bioelectricity and other public policies and hold discussions through seminars or workshops, ensuring strong contributions by the involvement of the Project partners and stakeholders.

4

Plan for and implement increased communication through various media and events in Brazil and abroad of academic and applied research on the conditions under which sugarcane residues are removed for electricity generation, including more data and information on the scenario in which biomass removal may impair soil fertility and influence soil erosion.

5

Increase efforts to involve other ministries, such as Mines and Energy (MME), Agriculture (MAPA) and Environment (MMA).

6

Clarify that the sugarcane agriculture in the area covered by the Project is not a direct cause of deforestation, since it is carried out in areas already deforested and used for pasture or crops.

7

Increase efforts to replicate the sustainability and continuity of the activities developed by the Project in other areas or regions of Brazil where there are sugarcane plantations and processing plants.

8

Prepare a plan to disseminate the information obtained through the execution of the Project, as well as on successes and challenges faced in the consolidation of alternative renewable energy generation.

9

Promote and participate national and international seminars for the broader dissemination of the Project experiences.

10

Prepare plan for replication of the activities developed by the Project, taking into account local specificities and presenting the successes and challenges facing the sector.

1. Recommendation:

Extend the expiration date of the Project until December 31, 2020, as justified in this MTR, which identifies reasons for delay in agreement with the proposed work schedule presented by the National Project Director (NPD) and approved by the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) and sent to GEF/UNDP for approval and then to ABC, with attention to exit strategies involving other actors.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/26] [Last Updated: 2019/07/26]

Administrative action for request of extension before the donor is underway.

 

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
1.1 CNPEM letter to request an extension of the Project deadline to December, 2020
[Added: 2019/07/26]
CNPEM 2019/07 Overdue-Initiated
2. Recommendation:

Consider the suggestion made by this MTR and UNDP Program Officer to include in the PAC subgroups of discussion on the Project related topics, such as bioelectricity and renewable energy.

 

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/26]

Actions have been taken to find groups related to the objectives of the project in order to perpetuate and disseminate the results.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
2.1 PAC meeting to discuss possibilities and suggestions on related subgroups. 2.2 Include new subgroups representatives in an extraordinary PAC meeting. 2.3 Workshop between CNPEM/ Sucre team and subgroups representatives.
[Added: 2019/07/26]
CNPEM 2020/04 Initiated
3. Recommendation:

Conduct revision of the regulatory framework of the national electricity sector including the sector of bioelectricity and other public policies and hold discussions through seminars or workshops, ensuring strong contributions by the involvement of the Project partners and stakeholders.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/26] [Last Updated: 2019/07/26]

Sucre team in a partnership with UNICA are revisiting the Booklet and the suggestions for the sector regarding legal and regulatory framework.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
3.1 Update and distribution of the Booklet. 3.2 Meetings with main stakeholders which can help to launch adequations on legal and regulatory framework
[Added: 2019/07/26]
UNICA/CNPEM 2019/12 Not Initiated
4. Recommendation:

Plan for and implement increased communication through various media and events in Brazil and abroad of academic and applied research on the conditions under which sugarcane residues are removed for electricity generation, including more data and information on the scenario in which biomass removal may impair soil fertility and influence soil erosion.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/26] [Last Updated: 2019/07/26]

Wide academic dissemination has been implemented by the Sucre team on this subject.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
4.1 Special edition in the journal BioEnergy Research, with more than 10 papers regarding this issue. 4.2 Workshop on this subject 4.3 Participation of Sucre team in international and national conferences on this topic.
[Added: 2019/07/26]
CNPEM 2020/06 Initiated
5. Recommendation:

Increase efforts to involve other ministries, such as Mines and Energy (MME), Agriculture (MAPA) and Environment (MMA).

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/26] [Last Updated: 2019/07/26]

Sucre team are trying to schedule meetings in the above-mentioned ministries in order to disseminate Sucre results.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
5.1 Oral presentation of the Sucre results on the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply. 5.2 Meeting to present project results on MME 5.3 Meeting to present project results on MMA
[Added: 2019/07/26]
CNPEM/UNICA/UNDP 2019/12 Initiated Project Team needs UNICA and UNDP assistance to achieve this
6. Recommendation:

Clarify that the sugarcane agriculture in the area covered by the Project is not a direct cause of deforestation, since it is carried out in areas already deforested and used for pasture or crops.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/26]

A wide study was made on this subject and results were presented in an international conference on biomass and are now under review in the Journal Land Use Policy.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
6.1 Oral presentation and paper published on the proceedings of the 25 European Biomass Conference. 6.2 Submission of the scientific paper to a peer reviewed journal. 6.3 Submission of a scientific paper showing that there are enough areas to sugarcane expansion with no need for deforestation or occupation of environmental relevant areas.
[Added: 2019/07/26]
June 2017 CNPEM 2019/03 Completed
7. Recommendation:

Increase efforts to replicate the sustainability and continuity of the activities developed by the Project in other areas or regions of Brazil where there are sugarcane plantations and processing plants.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/26]

Sucre team has been working on disseminate results widely through the sucroenergetic sector not only in Brazil but in other countries that have sugarcane plantation and processing plants

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
7.1 Identification and contact with organizations in other countries such as Argentina, South Africa, Mauritius and Guatemala. 7.2 Efforts on the sign and implementation of cooperation agreements between Sucre and other organizations on the above-mentioned countries. 7.3 Participation in the ISSCT Congress, in Argentina, with a plenary presentation of the project results.
[Added: 2019/07/26]
CNPEM 2019/12 Initiated
8. Recommendation:

Prepare a plan to disseminate the information obtained through the execution of the Project, as well as on successes and challenges faced in the consolidation of alternative renewable energy generation.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/26]

: A plan has been prepared in order to reach not only the sector stakeholders, but also the government players that can support the implementation of the suggestions on the adequation of the legal and regulatory framework. Thus, actions on Recommendation 3 also should be considered in recommendation 8.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
8.1 National Workshop to present all results. 8.2 International Workshop to present all results.
[Added: 2019/07/26]
CNPEM 2019/12 Not Initiated
9. Recommendation:

Promote and participate national and international seminars for the broader dissemination of the Project experiences.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/26]

Project team has been presenting results in several national and intentional events. Moreover, since the extension was approved, the team has plans to participate and to have stands in important biomass conferences worldwide.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
9.1 Participation on the Brazilian Bioenergy Science and Technology Conference. 9.2 Participation and exhibition of the project results on the 28th European biomass Conference. 9.3 Participation and exhibition of the project results in a Latin American conference to be defined soon.
[Added: 2019/07/26]
CNPEM 2020/12 Not Initiated
10. Recommendation:

Prepare plan for replication of the activities developed by the Project, taking into account local specificities and presenting the successes and challenges facing the sector.

Management Response: [Added: 2019/07/26]

All the actions above are related to replication and dissemination of the project results. Moreover, Sucre team is working on the production of a simple and comprehensive material to support dissemination actions and to guarantee replication and perpetuation of the results.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
10.1 Preparation of a comprehensive material on the project results to be spread over national and international conferences and events. 10.2 Inclusion of several mills on Batch 2. 10.3 Release of tools for consultation and simple simulations regarding the use of sugarcane straw for electricity production.
[Added: 2019/07/26]
CNPEM 2020/12 Initiated Sucre Calculator, Sucre Databases and Sucre Site in Portuguese and English versions with possibility to download project documents

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