Organized by the Serbian Biogas Association, Udruženje Biogas, the Ministry of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia and the Biogas Association Germany, Fachverband Biogas e.V., the panel conference entitled “Development and Impact of Measures on the Sustainable Growth of the Biogas Sector in Serbia” was held on October 30th, 2019.
The Serbian Biogas Association, Udruženje Biogas, is a representative association in the renewable energy sector and together with the German Biogas Association Fachverband Biogas e.V. it collaborates on a partnership project to strengthen and stabilize the biogas sector in Serbia.
The main motive behind the organization of this panel conference is to promote and raise awareness of the importance of the biogas sector in Serbia, as well as the exchange of experiences of key participants in this sector, with the aim of defining proposals for the improvement and sustainable development of the biogas production sector.
The conference was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Mining and Energy of the Republic of Serbia, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Serbia, the Ministry of Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia, representatives of the Biogas Association Serbia, representatives of the Biogas Association Germany, representatives of organizations GIZ DKTI, UNDP, IFC, and EBA, as well as a representative of the German Embassy in Serbia.
The conference was opened by the Minister of Mining and Energy Aleksandar Antić, by summarizing the preconditions for the development of the renewable energy market. Minister Antic emphasized the commitment of the ministry to meet the goals towards the European Energy Community, expressing unequivocal support for the continuation of the development of the renewable energy sector, and emphasizing that in the coming period, the main focus would be on the production of electricity from biomass.
Minister Antić pointed out that biogas plants are being developed extensively in Serbia and that already 21.2 megawatts of electricity are connected to the electrical grid, with some 25 projects currently having temporary status of privileged electricity producer.