The strongest biomass boiler in Serbia started working

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The strongest biomass boiler in Serbia, 18MW strong, was officially put into action today in Panonske Thermal Power Plants in Sremska Mitrovica. Bojan Pajtic, Government of Vojvodina’s President put facility, which uses sunflower shell as a fuel and is used as basic energy source in town, into action in the presence of provincial and Serbian representatives and another guests, it was announced on provincial government web page.

Prime Minister Pajtic stressed that “it is our future, not only because European standards talk about it, according to which we should reach higher level of renewable energy sources use, but also because the use of renewable energy is a new chance for Vojvodina”. He was clearly satisfied because the biggest boiler of a kind was put into action.

Pajtic said that 8 projects in 8 communities accomplishing is in progress, from Kikinda and Senta over Vrbas and Odzaci, where plants will work according to renewable sources principle.

The idea is that the vast majority of plants in Vojvodina work on basis of renewable sources and geothermal water in next four years, emphasized Pajtic. He explained that it is important because of 3 million tons of biomass use, which decays on domestic fields every year. It will bring profit to agriculturists in Serbia.

That kind of plant adaptation brings one new pellet drive and opens 50 to 100 new work places in every community, said Pajtic and added that the project considers the heating price will be 20 to 40 % lower than now.

Pajtic pointed that energy is big development chance for Serbia and added that, together with local self-governments and republic government, everything will be done to improve situation of energy supply in country, to accomplish the expected standard level in EU accession process in following years.

TTP Sremska Mitrovica is one of three branches of Panonske TTP d.o.o Novi Sad Industrial Company which does business within Elektroprivreda Srbije as one of six companies for energy production.

Source Serbia Energy Magazine