Biomass heating plant to use berry production waste

Construction of a biomass-powered heating plant, located in Western Serbia in Arilje, is going to start in June. Around 30% of the waste will come from strawberry and blackberry production, and the rest will come from forest materials from state-owned forest company “Srbijasume”.

The savings will be substantial, as at the moment the municipality uses mazut, coal and fuel oil. Of all the renewable sources of energy in Serbia, biomass has the greatest potential to increase the share of energy from renewable sources.

The project of the replacement of furnaces and the construction of small biomass heating plants, which are meant for the heating of public facilities, was carried out by the Office for Management of Public Investments in towns and municipalities throughout Serbia.

The public procurement is worth €1.5 million, and the contract was signed in April. Local Health Center Uzice-Arilje, should be supplied with the clean heat from the complex of a new berry-woodchip-powered furnace.

Source: Agroberichten Buitenland.

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