Gas power plants based on biomass companies' Biolectra doo "was opened officially yesterday in Banat village Botos.
The plant is expected to operate, and “rising” in three phases, each phase is designed with a capacity of 600 kilowatts.
It is expected that the annual production of electricity at each stage at around five million kilowatt-hours per year, which means that the total power plant, the implementation of the third phase, 1.8 megawatts, and expected production of about 15 million kilowatt-hours per year.
The plant as a primary product provides electricity that will retrieve EPS, while the secondary products of high quality organic fertilizer and thermal energy.
The investment for the construction of a plant for the production of electricity and heat from biogas to biomass of various origins in the first phase, worth about 2.5 million euros, financed loan of Erste Bank in the amount of 1.2 million euros, and then got the support of the Dutch government in the form of non-repayable grant of 688,000 euros.
The project has recently received the support of $ 275,000 from the funds provided under the project “Reducing barriers for rapid biomass market development in Serbia”, financed by the Global Fund for the Environment and implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Mining and Energy.
The power plant was officially put into operation by the Minister of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia Aleksandar Antic in the presence of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Serbia Hendrik GK van den Dol, representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Maja Matejić and other guests.
Antic said that the project represents a guide and example in which direction Serbia should develop the energy sector, but also what kind of relationship the state and society should have to the resources that were available to us.
“We do not have natural gas supplies or oil, but we have good land and a valuable and smart people, what are the most important. This capital need to use with the help of the latest technology and use renewable energy sources,” said Antic, adding that Serbia will continue to invest in green energy.
The Minister pointed out that biomass is the potential of the Serbian energy sector.
“If Serbia has an annual potential of 5.65 million tons, equivalent to oil from renewable sources, biomass is about 3.4 million tons. Of these, about 50 percent of agricultural production,” said Antic.
He dodaoda to believe that Serbia must start to make money “by heart” and that we should have far more intelligent projects such as power plants “Bioelektra”.
“This project completes the whole system and in him is no waste,” said Antic.
The director of “Bioelektra Ltd.” Branislav Pomoriški said that when viewed in megawatts and the financial scope of investment, “Bioelektra” is not extremely large producer of green electricity.
“Measured by the business potential of carrying plant based on biomass, we are very serious energy facility, because thanks to the use of secondary products, opening prospects for a quick and direct betterment of numerous sub-contractors and the wider local community,” said Pomoriški.
He added that the primary product of the company synergies village green, on which they are proud.
“These are the first to recognize and support – our government, the government of the Netherlands and the United Nations Development Programme, and later the Dutch company Host and Erste Bank, for which we are all grateful,” said Pomoriški.
Ambassador Van den Dol is rated as very important the opening of a biomass power plant in Serbia because, as noted, there are many natural sources of energy, and import them to be carried is expensive.
“When you pay attention to renewable energy, you see that it is windy here, that the biomass that is sunny. Then you can focus on renewable energy, because it is good for the economy since it will become viable. My country has given a subsidy for this facility and look forward to continuing to work in the renewable energy sector because we thus help Serbia to develop its economy, “said Van den Dol.
Chairman of the Executive Board of Erste Bank Slavko Caric said that project financing of renewable energy requirements and specific technical knowledge.
“Erste Bank, having invested nearly 60 million euros in this project plays an important role not only financiers, but also advisory, and is the absolute market leader in the field of renewable energy. Financing these projects is our strategic option, because they provide a sustainable future for our customers, employees and the community, “said Caric.