Serbia has a great potential of biomass from agriculture and forestry for energy generation. Serbian Government aims to make this potential accessible and in this way to help increase the share of renewable energy. District heating companies as well as industrial plants and farmers show a growing interest in using bioenergy for heat and electricity production.

The Serbian Government aims to make this potential accessible and to contribute in this way to an increase of the share of renewable energy. A share of 27% of renewable energy sources in the total primary energy consumption has been set as a target to be reached by 2020.

The programme “Development of a Sustainable Bioenergy Market in Serbia” (DKTI) focuses on the perspectives and challenges in development of the Serbian bioenergy market.

The overall objective of the programme is to strengthen capacities and create an enabling environment for the sustainable use of bioenergy in Serbia.

Fields of action:

The programme's synergetic approach to the development of the sustainable bioenergy market is defined through five fields of action:

  1. Policy advice → improvement of framework conditions for bioenergy sector and harmonization of legislation, regulations
  2. Biomass supply → development of local structures for provision of biomass (production or collection, processing, transport, storing)
  3. Efficient firewood utilization in households → improvement of the efficiency of firewood consumption for heating at household level through the promotion of firewood drying and efficient stoves/ovens
  4. Project development → assist Serbian and German investors in developing and implementing different types of innovative bioenergy projects (e.g. bioenergy heating in public buildings, biogas plants, plants for generating industrial process heat)
  5. EU BioRes project → aims at introducing the innovative concept of Biomass Logistic and Trade Centres (BLTCs) in Serbia, Croatia, and Bulgaria based on cooperation with technology leaders from Austria, Slovenia, Germany, and Finland.