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 biomass 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 objective of the Programme is to improve general conditions and to strengthen capacities which contribute to the sustainable use of bioenergy and establishment of the sustainable bioenergy market in Serbia.

Fields of action:

The programme is structured through following fields of action:

  1. Policy advice → aims to establish a policy framework for the promotion of bioenergy in Serbia between policy makers at different levels and in different sectors
  2. Biomass supply → development of local sustainable structures for biomass supply (production or collection, processing, transport, storing) for the district heating companies that will make a fuel-switch to biomass
  3. Project development → technical support for implementation of bioenergy heating systems in public buildings, biogas and agro-biomass plants
  4. Process design  →  aims to establish a coherent system of technical standards, model contracts and different operator models for bioenergy projects
  5. Institutionalization → aims to establish permanent advisory, information and training services in local institutions, that are used for the development of bioenergy projects and their implementation
  6. “KeepWarm“ → Cofinancing through the EU Horizon 2020 Project on Improving the performance of district heating systems in Central and East Europe