Energy Efficiency

Minister Antić inaugurated new pellet factory in Petrovac na Mlavi

Petrovac, MLava, Eko Step Pellet

Photo: Eko Step Pellet

Published

November 6, 2017

Country

Comments

0

Share

Published:

November 6, 2017

Country:

Comments:

0

Share

Company Eko Step Pellet opened a plant for beech pellet production in the municipality Petrovac in eastern Serbia. Eko Step Pellet invested EUR 3 million and created 32 new jobs.

The funds were invested in the takeover of the bankrupt company and in the restoration of the production, Eko Step Pellet said in a statement. Commercial court declared bankruptcy of company Eco Wood in 2015.

“We managed to produce a quality product, 100% beech pellets. It is produced from the beech that grows in this part of Serbia, known to be the very best. Production capacity of the factory is 40,000 tonnes, but we are capable to expand it”, director of factory Svetlana Božinović said.

Minister of Mining and Energy Aleksandar Antić recalled how significant are projects that directly support the concept of environmental protection and the principles of sustainable energy.

“Serbia must recognize and exploit its potentials. Our potentials are renewable energy and biomass”, stressed Antić.

Repeating that Serbia has ambitious goal, to achieve a 27% share of RES in the final consumption until 2020, Antić said that Serbia is on the right track. There are still many sectors that could make progress. “We are taking great steps to convert heating plants across Serbia to biomass, to promote pellets as a great energy source, and to invite consumers who are not connected to the fossil fuel fired district heating plants to switch to pellets,” minister said.

Among the measures encouraging the use of pellets, the Government has cut VAT from 20% to 10%, which increased consumption by 25%.

“The goal is to raise production and consumption from the current 250,000 tonnes to 500,000. This will reduce the consumption of coal by 35% in individual households,” Antić said.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

EU energy ministers targets renewables energy efficiency

EU energy ministers aiming at more ambitious renewables, energy efficiency targets

28 June 2022 - The Council of the EU wants to boost the renewables and energy savings targets via the Fit-for-55 package, which depends on upcoming talks

Skrekas Greece triple LNG storage renewable energy capacity

Skrekas: Greece to triple LNG storage, renewable energy capacity

27 June 2022 - Minister of Environment and Energy Kostas Skrekas said the government would mobilize over EUR 44 billion for Greece's energy sector by 2030

Austria ban gas boilers new buildings next year

Austria to ban gas boilers in new buildings in 2023

15 June 2022 - Austria is phasing out fossil fuels in heating, starting with a ban on the installation of gas boilers in new buildings from next year

MRE-GIZ-prosumers-project-june 2022

Germany’s GIZ to help Serbia make renewables available to everyone

09 June 2022 - Minister Zorana Mihajlović signed an agreement with GIZ on the Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Serbia