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The World Biomass Energy Association Signed An Agreement To Promote The Development Of Bioenergy In Croatia
- May 07, 2018 -

From Croatia, southeastern Europe and nine other eu member states more than 230 forestry, agriculture, heating, transportation, electric power industry and science and technology leading provider of biological energy experts gathered in Zagreb, discuss the future of biofuels.Theme focused on executing REDII instructions, determine the market position of biomass and wood fuel, as well as new technology, export quotas of cogeneration power plant, and biomass trend and greater use of eu funds.

At the same time, CROBIOM signed and published the "bioenergy agreement" as a guiding principle for the development of bioenergy in Croatia in 2030.

1. Renewable energy targets and the elimination of fossil fuel strategies by 2030.

In December 2015, the Paris climate conference (COP 21) created a new framework for climate and energy policy.To comply with Paris's goals, Europe should phase out fossil fuel use by 2040.

In future non-fossil energy systems, bioenergy will play an important role in generating electricity, heating and transportation fuels.Biomass stores solar energy, the cheapest storage solution so far.Therefore, the future use of biomass should be concentrated in winter heating, power generation and transportation fuels.

Croatia can contribute to Europe's energy independence and global response to climate change.However, it is necessary to change energy policy to sustainable development policies, encourage the development of new fuels and succeed in replacing imported fossil fuels.

In addition, through better regulation, it is necessary to ensure that all kinds of energy cooperation and other collective plan of citizens can really contribute to the quality of energy transformation, to ensure the application of new technologies and solutions to invest.

2. Mobilize the biomass energy.

Increased demand for bioenergy requires active policies to develop Croatia's biomass energy potential.This policy should be included in the abandoned land or don't need food production land to grow crops for energy, to encourage better use of agricultural wastes and by-products, and strengthen the use of sustainable management of forests.

3. Increase grain consumption.

Granules are the most economical fuel produced by biomass and have high energy value.Croatia produces more than 280,000 tons a year, or 1.2% of global production.

Despite the impressive Numbers, the particle market faces many challenges.It is important to enlighten the public and policy makers on the comparative advantages of using certified and standardized particles, especially in schools, kindergartens and other public institutions.In order to succeed, it is very important to strengthen cooperation inside and outside the industry.

4. Transformation of heating industry.

Central heating should be gradually converted into non-fossil resources, such as industrial waste heat, biomass burning and solar thermal devices.

5. Carbon pricing

Croatia needs to lead the way in applying innovative solutions.The introduction of carbon taxes in Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Norway and other countries should be considered.This kind of tax is the neutral income of the country.This would lead to higher prices for fossil fuels and thus to gradually disappear from large power plants.Grain prices will fall compared with the price of oil, and may increase the use of domestic renewable energy sources.