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

Biomass Resource Assessment

Training materials prepared, country assessments completed and in-country training courses completed.

Project OutputUnder a consultancy agreement training materials have been prepared, published and are available, and biomass resource assessments and training have been successfully completed in 6 countries (Fiji, Kiribati, Tonga, Samoa, Tuvalu & Vanuatu). Additional in country training has been provided by SOPAC in the Cook Islands. An earlier proposal seeking funding for second phase of the resource assessment for the remaining countries is currently being revised and prior to submitting to the FAO for funding consideration.
Keywordsbiomass, resource, assessment, in-country, training, SOPAC, consultancy
CommentsWithin the past 12 months there has been a significant increase in interest in biomass and its potential as a fuel source as a result of the increasing cost of fossil fuels within the region. These aspects as further discussed under the relevant sections of the report (coconut oil / ethanol). Funding from FAO has not been forthcoming. The concept was tailored and strengthened to seek alternate funding sources.





Fiji Islands


Project Year2008Proposed Year1999
Primary CategoryEnergy (E)Secondary Category
Activity TypeAssessmentSession37/11/R8
Start Date2000End DateOngoing
ScopeRegionalPartner OrganisationSOPAC, FAO
Partner Assistancetraining materials, funding, technical assistance

Documents and Reports (5)
A master development plan for the sustainable development of the biomass resources of Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu & Vanuatu Jeremy Woods Open
Individual country biomass resource assessment profiles for Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu & Vanuatu Frank Rosillo-Calle & Jeremy Woods Open
Regional biomass assessment project in-country training report, December 2003 S Hemstock & K Deepchand Open
Regional biomass project assessment and training, final report, June 2004 Anare Matakiviti Open
Synthesis report for the island nations of Fiji, Kiribati, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu & Vanuatu Imperial College London Consultancy Open