Serbia is ready to increase the use of biomass as fuel

According to a roundtable recently organized by UNECOOP with the support of the Association of the Cement Industry of Serbia (CIS) and the Faculty of Applied Ecology – Futura, Serbia’s cement industry is ready to increase the use of biomass as fuel, which would have a positive impact on reducing CO2 emissions. This is what Balkan Green energy News reports on November 7th.

The roundtable on the role of biomass in decarbonizing the cement industry was organized by UNECOOP, an environmental association based in Paraćin, with the support of the Association of the Cement Industry of Serbia (CIS) and the Faculty of Applied Ecology – Futura, with the aim of raising the awareness of the local community concerning the multiple benefits of using biomass as an alternative fuel in cement production processes, presenting the current situation and biomass use development prospects, and proposing sustainable regulatory solutions for biomass management in Serbia.

The roundtable gathered climate change and waste management experts from a number of institutions, organizations, and the business community, who exchanged experiences on options and ways of using biomass at cement plants, as well as potential obstacles to raising the level of fossil fuel substitution with biomass.

“The cement industry of Serbia has made a significant contribution to reducing the use of fossil fuels over the past ten years. By substituting 22% of fossil fuels in 2016, cement producers in Serbia reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 200,000 tonnes, and they are ready, like their peers in developed in EU countries, to make their capacities available for the treatment of significant quantities of different types of waste in a safe, secure, and controlled way,” Dejana Milinković, director of the Association of the Cement Industry of Serbia (CIS) said.

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