Regional workshop on "How to enhance the use of bioenergy in the Balkans" was held on November 24th and 25th 2015 in the Radisson Blue Hotel in Belgrade, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Environment of the Republic of Serbia and the German Agency for International Cooperation GIZ and DKTI project - Development of sustainable bioenergy market in Serbia.
The objective of the regional workshop was to allow regional political actors and experts to identify regional priorities for the use of bioenergy in the Balkans, discuss common challenges and necessary activities and / or measures to improve the framework conditions for the use of bioenergy in the region. The workshop brought together representatives of state administration, local governments, and private sector, interested in developing the bioenergy market in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Croatia.
Under the auspices of the Export Initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Energy, the company Ecleron in cooperation with the Delegation of German Economy in Serbia organized an informative event "Bioenergy in Serbia" on November 10th in the geno-Haus in Stuttgart.
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.
The President of the National Biomass Association SERBIO was one of the speakers, and more information and an overview presentation can be downloaded here.
Between Oktober 12th and 14th in Novi Sad, the National Biomass Association organized the third meeting of the Steering Committee of the BIORES Project - Regional Sustainable Supply Chains for Woody Bioenergy.
The main topics of the meeting, in addition to administration of the project, were the status of work packages WP2, WP4, WP5 and WP6, a special emphasis is given to the following activities on forming a local consortium for the development of Biomass Logistic and Trade Centers (BLTCs), as well as the upcoming training of trainers and a study trip to Slovenia, Austria and Germany.
After the meeting of the project team, the hosts organized a visit to the National Park Fruska Gora.
The next meeting of the SC will be held in early December in Graz, organized by the Agricultural Chamber of Styria.