The Public Investment Management Office is in charge of implementing a state-funded project of financing the construction of biomass-powered heating facilities in towns and municipalities, the KfW bank providing the finances.
The towns and municipalities, which are included in this project, can expect to get biomass-powered heating plants in 2019 and 2020.
So far, contractors have been selected for facilities in Priboj and Mionica, while the tendering procedures are in progress in Despotovac, Loznica and Osecina. Construction of the biomass heating plant in Despotovac will cost just over 200 million dinars, the one in Loznica about 226 million dinars and the one in Osecina about 158 million dinars.
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Public procurement procedures are currently underway in Kladovo and Surdulica, while the project documentation for heating facilities in Svilajnac, Nova Varos, Arilje, Lebane and Kosjeric currently being prepared.
According to the director of the Public Investment Management Office, Marko Blagojevic, the project entails the replacement of boilers and the construction of small biomass-powered heating plants, which purpose is to heat public facilities.
Of all the renewable energy sources in Serbia, biomass has the biggest potential, and the country will considerably increase the share of energy it gets from RES over the next few years thanks to biomass capacities.