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Great potentials from biomass energy


The results of the research on the biomass energy potentials in our country were presented at the Chamber of Economy of Montenegro by the German company Prolignis, which is a consultant, contractor and project designer of high-efficiency biomass cogeneration plants (electricity, steam and cooling).

The company invested over 200 million US dollars in a number of plants. Its clients include the leading corporations such as Porsche (automotive industry) or B. Braun (medical equipment, medical instruments, drugs) as well as public service providers and enterprises for district heating systems. In addition to biomass technologies, the company has a strong international network of partners, so it also offers customized energy solutions based on the waste-to-energy technology, biogas and solar technologies, said Wolfgang Krug, the Head of the Department for International Development Projects at Prolignis.

According to the representatives of Prolignis, Montenegro is one of their target markets in Southeast Europe for the development of biomass energy plants, because it has great resources and is committed to increasing the share of renewable energy in gross final energy consumption to 33 % by 2020. Study on the biomass potentials in Montenegro was presented by Timo Elliot, the representative of Prolignis. It provides a holistic analysis of Montenegro regarding the possibility of using biomass as an energy source.

- The greatest potential for the production of energy can be generated in wood biomass, particularly in forestry, wood processing industry and agriculture. Their exploitation depends on national support for these resources, adequate infrastructure and forest management - the study shows.

Fifteen potential users of biomass energy have been selected, including KAP, Toscelik Special Steel, Plantaže, Brewery “Trebjesa”, wood processors and others.

Guests from Germany have concluded that Montenegro needs help in meeting the goals set in the energy sector, and noted that it is necessary to start achieving these goals immediately.