International conference „SEE ENERGY – Connect and Supply 2016“
Biomass – Great potential, which Serbia has yet to take advantage of. As anounced at the two-day conference on renewable energy sources, organized by the National Biomass Association SERBIO:...
SEE Energy – Connect & Supply 2016
15-16.11.2016. Master centar, HajdukVeljkova 11, Novi Sad, Serbia SESSION II REGIONAL OVERVIEW: INNOVATIONS IN BIOMASS BUSINESS 15.00 – 15.30 ENERGY NET – energy service...
SEE Energy – Connect & Supply 2016
Monday, 26 September 2016 14:42


Production of equipment for combustion and energy utilization with the development of projects for the production of thermal or electric energy by combustion of solid biomass (forest and agricultural).
Their specialty are difficult or contaminated, dirty, bulky and damp fuels.
Providing turnkey solutions and timely counseling potential investors. Keywords are: energy, Renewable Energy, Environmental protection, cogeneration, ORC, attitude, Rankin cycle, turbine, industry.

Biomass – Great potential, which Serbia has yet to take advantage of.

As anounced at the two-day conference on renewable energy sources, organized by the National Biomass Association SERBIO: The use of renewable energy sources in Serbia today is higher than in previous years, but still a lot needs to be done to increase the share of sustainable energy from renewable sources in the energy balance of Serbia and to reach the level of some developed countries in this sector.


That it has the potential and interests, confirmed the fact, that the conference “SEE Energy: Connect & Supply 2016”, held on the 15th and 16th November in Novi Sad, gathered more than 200 participants from 100 companies from Serbia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, as well as representatives of national and provincial institutions, chambers of commerce, associations, investment and commercial banks and individual producers.

The event was opened by the Prime Minister of Vojvofina, Igor Mirović, who said that the Province, despite examples of good practice that exist in Vojvodina, will do a lot more work in the field of using renewable energy potential:

- The Provincial Secretariat for Energy will have a more prominent developmental function in this area next year. We are considering the possibility to subsidize, together with local governments, those technologies that will, primarily in public institutions, enable the transition to energy that is cheaper, requires less expenses and has no fossil character. On the other hand, we are ready to help potential investors, especially since our legislation provides regulated and fair conditions for investments in renewable energy. In the lower part of the energy facilities is the AP Vojvodina responsible, and we want to promote our capabilities through such conferences, especially in biomass, which in Vojvodina is still a side product of agricultural production - said Mirović.


The event was also supported by the German-Serbian Chamber of Commerce, whose president, Martin Knapp, pointed out, that the networking of domestic and international companies involved in the renewable energy sector is important, which is one of the goals of the conference.

The president of the National Biomass Association SERBIO Natasa Pavicevic-Bajic said that the aim of the association is to create a concept for profitable and greater use of biomass, and that the adoption of completely new skills and education of all participants in the system is very important for the development of this market.


- According to all analyzes, two-thirds of total resources are the resources of biomass, i.e. agricultural and forest biomass. Through a series of education, trainings, with the support that the state must provide for small energy projects and with the support of all levels of government, we will come to a path, from which we will all feel the benefit in Serbia. That is a path, that provides good rural and economic development – said the president of the association and emphasized that it is a good signal, that there is a great response of all stakeholders in this chain, which gives us hope that in the forthcoming period we will have a big share of sustainable energy generated from renewable sources in the energy balance of Serbia

She has pointed out, that the amendments to the Law on Agricultural Land are important for better cultivation of fast-growing forests. They provide long-term lease of land and create conditions for the development of this new bioenergy sector.

The biomass market is formed through the establishment of trade and logistics centers, which the vice president of SERBIO, Vojislav Milijić, was talking about. He presented the project of their development called BIORES and implemented under the European program "Horizon 2020".

- The project is coordinated by GIZ and besides our country, Bulgaria, Belgium, Slovenia and Finland also participate. The activities are aimed at reducing energy dependence on fossil fuels and increasing use of renewable energy sources, such as biofuels wood pellets, briquettes - said Milijić.

He explained, that the regional logistics and trade centers for biomass are centers, which are trading with a variety of products based on biomass, and that they represent an intermediary between local suppliers and customers, from individual households to heat and power.

The representative of the program of German Organization for International Cooperation (GIZ), Rainer Schellhaas, presented the program for the development of sustainable bioenergy market in Serbia, which is being implemented with partners, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Energy.

- We work closely with the organization SERBIO and it is a very fruitful cooperation. Biomass is a great opportunity for Serbia, which can help to improve air quality, reduce imports of fossil fuels and to achieve cost savings, said Schellhaas and pointed out that ,regarding this, there are many projects implemented currently in Serbia.

Besides many other speakers, such as Boris Dumnić from the Faculty of Technical Sciences, who spoke on conditions of operation and connection to DSEE cogeneration units, the sponsors of the conference introduced themselves as examples of good practice: the company Energy net was presented by Nebojsa Misic and the Austrian company Polytechnik by Viktor Radic.

Friends of the conference "SEE ENERGY - Connect and Supply 2016" were the World Bioenergy Association (WBA), the German-Serbian Chamber of Commerce (AHK) and the Standing Conference of Municipalities of Serbia (SKGO).

Monday, 26 September 2016 14:49


We have the pleasure to invite you to the upcoming SEE ENERGY – Connect&Supply 2016 conference in Novi Sad, Serbia, which will be hosted by SERBIO - the National Association for biomass in Serbia. The aim of the Conference is to gather all participants from the renewable energy sector and the supplying industries.

Date: 15-16.11.2016.
Venue: Master centar, Novi Sad

By adopting the new legal framework, the Ministry of mining and energy of the Republic of Serbia is putting a strong effort on supporting the electricity production by using the renewable energy sources. By introducing the new favorable feed - in tariff system, the Government is creating a strong and encouraging business environment for investments in the sector of the renewable industry and all supplying industries. Due to that, the aim of the SEE ENERGY conference is to connect the respectable international and domestic companies, and international institutions, with the purpose to support the development of the renewable energy sector in the SEE region and to establish new business connection and supply chains between big companies, the SME sector and the local agricultural producers.

The main stimulus for biomass cultivation was introduction of the Law on Agricultural Land from 29th of December 2015, allowing long term lease of the agricultural land for the purpose of development energy efficient plantations and industrial production of bio mass.  The Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Serbia will present the law and procedure of long term lease.

For the first time the following topics will be presented on the:

  • Sanitation of small settlements and waste water by energy efficient plantations - Doctrine CTU
  • SRC for Thermal plants ash depositories remediation - Timisoara Thermal Plant Case Study
  • Energy crops - Wind and snow curtains & barriers in road zones and prevention of soil erosion

The Conference will gather 200+ participants from 100 companies from Serbia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia, as also the representatives of the state and provincial Government, chambers of commerce, investment and commercial banks. The themes of the conference will be the following topics:

  • New perspectives on biomass business for environmental benefits
  • Innovations in biomass business
  • How to grow more and expand use of biomass?
  • How to develop and obtain support for biomass business?

Detailed Agenda of the Conference you can find here.

The participation fee includes entry for the two day conference, brake refreshments and the Gala dinner organized for all conference participants.

Price: EUR 150 until November 5th, EUR 100 for SERBIO members
          EUR 200 after November 5th, EUR 150 for SERBIO members

where participants will acknowledge the legal framework in the SEE region, the trends and development direction in the renewable energy sector.

For any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Monday, 26 September 2016 14:42

SEE Energy – Connect & Supply 2016


Master centar, HajdukVeljkova 11, Novi Sad, Serbia

15.00 – 15.30 ENERGY NET – energy service network solutions (General Sponsor)
15.30 – 15.50 BIOMASA doo, Slovenia: From forest to electricity and heat, Mr. David Speh
15.50 – 16.10 POLYTECHNIK GmbH, Nonconventional alternative biomass in industry, Mr. Viktor Radic
16.10 – 16.30 SERBIO – BIORES Project: Logistics centers, overview of Serbia, Mr. Vojislav Milijic
16.30 – 16.50 City of Sabac: Cool Heating - Innovations in DH network development , Mr. Slobodan Jerotic
16.50 – 17.10 Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad : Connection and utilization conditions on the cogeneration system, Mr. Boris Dumnic, PhD
17.10 – 17.30 Discussion and first day conclusions
20.00 –   00.00 GALA DINNER

Day 2:   Wednesday 16.11.2016.
Day 2: Wednesday 16.11.2016.
09.30 – 10.20 Concept of forest and forestry sector improvement in Serbia,Ministry of agriculture, Forestry Directorate, Mr. Sasa Stamatovic, Director
10.20 – 10.40

Potential of SRC energy crops cultivation in Serbia

University of Belgrade - Faculty of Forestry, Mr. Branko Stajic, PhD

10.40 – 11.00 Revitalization ofabandoned agricultural land - energetic utilization of the Miscanthus x giganteus biomass, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Mr. Nikola Bilandzija, PhD
11.00 – 11.20 Institute of lowland forestry and Environment: Poplar plantations, Mr. Sasa Orlovic, PhD
11.20 – 11.40 Coffee break and refreshment
11.40 – 11.55 Victoria Logistics: Straw
11.55 – 12.10 Profitability and justifiability of Paulownia growing, Planto, Mr. Zeljko Spasojevic
12.10 – 12.25 Wood biomass plant – experiences in Serbia, Viesmann, Mr. Bojan Grujicki
12.25 – 12.40 Understanding the current legislation and Law on Agricultural on long term land lease conditions for energy efficient crops cultivation: Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection, Agricultural Land Directorate, Mr. Zoran Knezevic, Forestry Directorate. Mr. Dušan Jović
12.40 – 13.10 PANEL DISCUSSION
13.10 – 13.30 Coffee break


How to develop and support biomass business

13.30 – 13.45 EBRD, Mr. Nikolay Angelov
13.45 – 14.00 Agricultural development fund of Autonomous province of Vojvodina,
14.00 – 14.15 Guarantee fund of Autonomous province of Vojvodina, Mr. Nebojsa Ivanisevic
14.15 – 14.30 Conclusions
14.30 – 15.30 LUNCH


Friends of the conference:

ahk   skgo


Polytechnik energynet

The training was opened by the president of the National Biomass Association SERBIO and manager of the BioRes project in Serbia, Vojislav Milijic, B.S. in Forestry, and the BioRes trainers Boban Jovanović, B.S. in Forestry; Đorđe Marić, B.S. in Forestry, Miroslav Petrović, B.S. in Forestry and Ratko Todorović, B.S. in Forestry presented the following topics:

1) Evaluation of local potential for biomass utilization,
2) The didactic approach in working with stakeholders,
3) Development of a model of Biomass logistic and trade centers and
4) Insurance and quality confirmation of woodfuels.

The training was attended by sixty participants including: representatives of public forest enterprises, enterprises engaged in the processing and use of biomass, companies working on development of biomass logistic centers and other stakeholders, including students from the Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Technical Science.

Enclosed you can find the presentations from the training. The training manual can be downloaded here and the brochure on quality assurance of wood fuel can be downloaded here.

A conference on biomass was held on April 20th in Belgrade, within the fair RENEXPO® Western Balkans.

The conference pointed out the potentials for the use of biomass in Serbia, and presenters introduced the modern technologies.

The president of the National Biomass Association SERBIO, Vojislav Milijić, was one of the speakers, and in addition to the potential and the regulatory framework for the use of biomass, he also presented the BioRes project and announced the BioRes training – Sustainable regional supply chains for woody bioenergy RENEXPO® Western Balkans 2016.

The Video on this topic is available here or the complete contribution can be watched below.



On April 13th and 14th, the fifth meeting of the Steering Committee of the BIORES Project - Sustainable Regional Supply Chains for Woody Bioenergy was held, organized by the Regional Energy Agency of Northwest Croatia.

The main topics of the meeting, in addition to administration of the project i.e. technical and financial reporting, were the status of work packages WP4, WP5, WP6 and WP7. The following activities on feasibility study for biomass logistic centers in defined locations were particularly in focus.


At the same time, a workshop was held, organized by CARMEN, in the framework of the work package WP7 on informing the consumers of biomass, which was attended by the representatives of the organizations, that are developing specific logistic centers in Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria, together with the partners in the BIORES project.

The next meeting of the SC will take place at the end of September in Velenje, Slovenia.

On April 11th, as a visiting lecturer on the course about Organization and Management in forestry, the president of the National Biomass Association SERBIO and the BIORES Project Manager, Vojislav Milijić, had the honor of to present the National Biomass Association SERBIO and the BIORES project to the graduates of the Faculty of Forestry in Belgrade. In addition, the interested students are invited to visit the BIORES training: Sustainable regional supply chains for woody bioenergy on the RENEXPO Western Balkans Fair 2016.

BioRES has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon2020 Research and Innovation Program under grant agreement No645994, and aims to establish biomass logistic centers in Serbia, Bulgaria and Croatia.

The German Business Delegation in Serbia partnered with the Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy of FR Germany in cooperation with Ecleron organized a Conference on biomass and biogas on April 5th in Serbia.

The conference offered a broad thematic review of the potential of bioenergy in Serbia with an overview of the energy, economic and political situation in Serbia, as well as specific investment opportunities of German companies with practical advice on entering the market. Also representatives of companies from Germany, presented their technologies and experience in the development of the bioenergy sector. The Press release of the German Business Delegation in Serbia can be downloaded here.

The president of the National Biomass Association SERBIO, Vojislav Milijić was one of the speakers, and in addition to presenting the investment opportunities in the use of biomass in Serbia, g. Milijić also briefly presented the current BIORES project ( ).

Monday, 25 April 2016 07:30

GIZ: Biomass Logistic and Trade Centers

This video describes the innovative concept of logistic and trade centers for the development of the use of biomass as a renewable and ecological source of energy in households.



National Biomass Association SERBIO
Bulevar Mihajla Pupina 6/6, 21 000, Novi Sad, Serbia
Phone: 021/382 35 33
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BioRES Project - Sustainable Regional Supply Chains for Woody Bioenergy has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research innovation programmer under grand agreement No 645994


The establishment of the National Biomass Association SERBIO was supported by:

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