Community Bio-Briquette (Banaspati Gueetha) and Livelihood Project (CBLP) (Completed September 2007)

Start Date: January 2006

End Date: September 2007

Donor(s): Global Environment Funds Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP), United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Budget: NRs. 2,793,980 (US$ 39,914.00)

The project involved the development of the Bisankhunarayan Community Training Unit (BCTU) for the Banaspati Gueetha (Bio-Briquette) Project, the establishment of three community briquetting units and the exposition of their potential livelihood activities through non-timber forest products and biodiversity conservation. Further field and laboratory studies were conducted on Bio-Briquettes to ensure its quality and assess probable raw materials, the impacts of differing biomass composition and compression levels, and the development of appropriate tools.