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Ci-Dev signed an emissions reduction purchase agreement (ERPA) with the Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE) on July 14, 2016 for the purchase of approximately 1.1 million certified emission reductions (CERs) to be generated through end 2024.
The ERPA revenues will be used to help make traditional concrete and masonry-based biogas digesters more affordable for rural Ethiopian households. The Ci-Dev project will support the broader national biogas program in the country, which aims to create a vibrant sector of private biogas construction enterprises (BCEs) that sell, install and maintain these household biogas digesters. Ci-Dev revenues will also provide a maintenance incentive to these private BCEs to encourage robust long-term upkeep of the biodigesters.