RO1000020: Sawdust 2000
Last updated 18 Feb 13
ITL project ID RO1000020
Project title Sawdust 2000
Project location Vlahita, Gheorghieni, Vatra Dornei, Huedin, Intorsura Buzaului
Host Party Romania
Other Party Denmark
Type of Project
Fee to be paid
Sectoral scope(s) 3: Energy demand
"Track" 1
LULUCF project No
Total Emission reductions expected 264995.0 t CO2 equivalent
Crediting period 01 Jan 2008 - 31 Dec 2012
Project information provided by host Party Project documentation:
PDD - Sawdust 2000 (2087 KB)
Baseline Study - Sawdust 2000 (1036 KB)
Monitoring Plan - Sawdust 2000 (297 KB)
Determination Report (279 KB)
Verification Report 2008 (2416 KB)
Verification Report 2009 (1893 KB)
Verification Report 2010 (2907 KB)
Verification Report 2011 (1341 KB)

Project related text:
“Sawdust 2000” is a fuel-switch JI project implementing technology for using the sawdust as an energy source replacing fossil fuels in the district heating systems of 5 medium-size cities. The project was launched by the Romanian Ministry of Environment and Water Management and the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (today - Danish Energy Agency) in 2002. A pilot project was previously implemented in a small town in Romania (Tasca) in the period 1999 - 2001 based on a Danish grant. 

The benefits of the project are presented below:
• Renewable CO2 neutral energy;
• Rehabilitation of the district heating systems;
• Reduction of GHG emissions (~ 720.000 tones CO2 eq.) 
• Substitution of fossil fuels and methane avoidance;
• Reduction of the environmental impact caused by illegal dumping of wood waste from the sawmills and the wood processing industry;
• Heat price paid by the final consumers not affected by the development of world market fuel prices;
• State, county or municipality heat price subsidy reduced;
• Capacity building and know-how transferred to local authorities and operators; 
• Utilization of local energy resources;
• Development of new business areas and improvement of social standard.
Current status of the project Operational
Total verified emission reductions 235865.0 t CO2 equivalent
Additional information (as appropriate)