SOPAC Compendium Project
SOPAC Compendium Project
Digital collection of the entire body of knowledge of CCOP/SOPAC from 1972 to 2010

Regional Biomass Resource Assessment

To assess the biomass resource in a number of member countries (Cook Is, Fiji, FSM, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu) and to prepare a management plan for the future effective use and management of the resource. This project helped ensure that member countries are able to better assess and manage their relatively scarce biomass resources.

Project OutputA United Nations (UN) formatted proposal was prepared covering the training component of the overall project and the proposal submitted to the UN for final approval. SOPAC Energy Unit has commenced the identification of a suitable consultant to carry out the resources assessment and the in-country training component of the program.
Keywordsbiomass, renewable energy, energy, 2000, regional




Federated States of Micronesia

Fiji Islands

Cook Islands


Project Year2000Proposed Year1999
Primary CategoryEnergy (E)Secondary Category
Activity TypeProjectSession29/03/R1
Start Date2000End Date2004
ScopeRegionalPartner OrganisationPerez-Guerrero Trust Fund; Government of the Republic of China/Taiwan, New Zealand Government, SOPAC
Partner AssistanceFunding, technical assistance

Documents and Reports (11)
Regional biomass assessment project in-country training report, December 2003 S Hemstock & K Deepchand Open
Pacific Energy News (PEN), number 2, June 2003 SOPAC Energy Unit Open
Individual country biomass resource assessment profiles for Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu & Vanuatu Frank Rosillo-Calle & Jeremy Woods Open
Energy mission to American Samoa, Tonga and Samoa, 19-30 May 2003 Rupeni Mario Open
Energy mission to Vanuatu, 30 May - 8 June 2003 Anare Matakiviti Open
Synthesis report for the island nations of Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu & Vanuatu Imperial College London Consultancy Open
Energy mission to the Cook Islands, 01 - 12 November 2004 Jan Cloin & Rupeni Mario Open
A master development plan for the sustainable development of the biomass resources of Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu & Vanuatu Jeremy Woods Open
Regional biomass project assessment and training, final report, June 2004 Anare Matakiviti Open
SOPAC newsupdate #008, 24 June 2002; SOPAC Secretariat Open
Energy mission to Tonga, 07-11 April 2003 Rupeni Mario Open