German Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Christiane Hohmann opened on Wednesday in Sarajevo Third International Fair on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in BiH RENEXPO and exhibition on the theme of energy transition in Germany (Energiewende).
The exhibition of the transition energy is represented by one of the most important projects for the future of Germany. By 2030, Germany decided that half the supply coming from renewable energy sources by 2050 would be halved energy consumption in Germany.
– Germany does so because we think that Energiewende economically and environmentally beneficial – said Ambassador Hohmann.
She added that for the first time in the history of a country with high industry such as Germany managed to reduce the discharge of propellant gases, and that despite record economic growth.
– “Green growth” is therefore possible. Energy transition (Energiewende) can be used to employment, contribute to sustainable and inclusive growth and increase the competitiveness of domestic companies – said Hohmann.
She said that Germany supports BiH on its path to increased use of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
– The German Government supports projects in wind and hydropower in BiH with about 400 million euros – said Hohmann.
The conference on waste management, which was held within the 3rd RENEXPO fair was the safety of waste management and the possibility of its use for energy purposes.
The conference presented the project “Processing of municipal waste as an alternative fuel in the cement industry BiH” jointly implemented by Cement factory Kakanj (TCK) and the German International Cooperation GIZ – develoPPP program in cooperation with the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Zenica and the Regional Development Agency for Central BiH (REZ).
Almir Bajtarević, associate cement plant for environmental protection, explained that the facilities for the production of cement excellent solution in the context of sustainable environmentally friendly waste management.
– Cooperation in this field, and the use of processed waste as a substitute fuel, achieve very significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions, reducing the area used to dispose of waste, and reducing the use of non-renewable fossil fuels – said Bajtarević.
He explained that these results can be obtained using processed municipal solid waste as an alternative fuel in the cement industry and energy recovery facilities. He added that the objective of the said project to create conditions for the processing of municipal solid waste and producing fuel from waste.
RENEXPO Fair organized by Germany REECO.