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Serbia to build six plants for biomass energy production

Serbian Energy Minister Aleksandar Antic signed agreements to award USD 1.6 million worth of grants to support the construction of six new plants in Serbia for the combined production of electrical and thermal energy from biomass and bio gas.

The plants will be built in Aleksinac, Bac, Alibunar and Zrenjanin over the next two years.

With the construction of these plants Serbia will get a total of 6.32 megawatts of installed electricity, Antic said after signing the contracts.

According to estimates, the total biomass energy potential in Serbia amounts to 3.1 million tons of oil equivalent.

As a member-state of the South East European Energy Community, Serbia pledged to ensure by 2020 that renewable energy sources account for at least 27 percent of total energy consumption.