According to experts, Serbia could produce a sufficient amount of methane gas that would replace natural gas that the country currently imports, from crop residues, that is, from renewable energy sources from agricultural production.
“Today we are facing not only a huge increase in energy prices but also a possible disruption of supply and the danger that, because of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, Europe could be left without sufficient quantities of natural gas. The attention of everyone, politicians, the business community and, of course, citizens, is directed not only to the potential but also to the safe alternatives, i.e. the solutions that can bring a more secure energy supply to the countries, and thus energy independence,” argues Jelica Putniković, editor of the Energija Balkana website.
One of the solutions for Serbia becoming less dependent on natural gas imports is the Wabio technology used in the production of biogas, which is then, in turn, used to produce green methane and electricity from crop residues, mainly straw and corn husks.
Putniković said that the end product of the Wabio technology is electrical and/or thermal energy in cogeneration processes which can be used for thermal energy production in industry. Putniković also says that the Wabio technology is environmentally safe.
“The Wabio technology can also use organic parts of municipal waste, agricultural waste, wastewater treatment sludge, industrial organic waste and all other organic biomass as raw materials, as well as agricultural crop residues. It produces energy with a negative CO2 balance because it uses only waste as feedstock input,” she added.
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