Biomass: what is the best way to utilize it?

Dear Madam or Sir,

the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, in cooperation with the Assembly of European Regions (AER) would like to invite you to take part in the Conference Biomass: what are the
best ways to use it? in which the topic of utilisation of clean energy sources will be condsidered through expert and practical examples, with particular focus on biomass potentials of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina.

It is a great honour for us to invite you to be the guests of the Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina  on March 15th 2016.

The envisaged lectures and discussions will be designed as forums in which constructive dialogue between the practice and science will be initiated: the Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina  will gather researchers from the University of Novi Sad, experts form AER regions, financial sector and bussines community.
The participants will have an opportunity to engage in a thorough consideration of the biomass potentials. 
The Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina will be the place of great encounters of science and practice. Let us put more green energy on the map of European regions in order to foster eco-friendly development.

Welcome to Novi Sad!

Milivoj Vrebalov
Vice-president of the Assembly, AP Vojvodina


The most abundant plant waste in Vojvodina comes from agricultural production.
Agriculture in Vojvodina has traditionally been a significant part of the local economy and a generator of good results, thanks to the abundance of fertile agricultural land which makes up 84% of the territory and provides a valuable resource base. Of 1,790,000 hectares of agricultural land in Vojvodina, 1,580,000 hectares are arable. The most important sources of waste suitable for energy use are maize, soybeans rapeseed, sunflower and stubble. There is additional significant potential in waste from pruning fruit trees and vines.

Corn cobs, particularly those from small and medium sized farms, have the greatest potential of crop residues in Vojvodina. After corn cobs come wheat and soybean straw in order of significance for energy production.

The 2008 report Possibilities of combined production of electrical and heat energy from biomass in Vojvodina gives the following quantities of biomass as available for energy production:
-  crop residues, approx. 1.7 million tons
-  pruning of fruit trees and vines, 325,000 tons
-  residues from forestry and fast-growing trees, 50,000 tons
* The Institute of Lowland Forestry and the Environment has estimated that fast-growing forest could be grown on 60,000 hectares in Vojvodina and that the average annual yield of air-dried timber would be 8 tons/hectare, with the potential for production of 2,000 GWh of primary energy.
-  processing residues from drying facilities, seed centers, fruit processing etc. e.g. sunflower husk, 54,000 tons

The potential for production of biogas on pig and cattle farms in Vojvodina is about 9.5 x 106 m3/a. The total possible electricity production from pig and cattle farms is about 20 GWh per year and heat energy is about 8 GWh.
In addition to liquid manure as a raw material for biogas production, other waste organic matter from farms is used (abattoir waste and waste from the processing of poultry and fish) as well as raw material of plant origin: silage, grass and corn.

• Text from: www.vip.org.rs/Biomass

Program: Conference Biomass: what are the
best ways to use it?

Please, confirm your participation at: biomasa@skupstinavojvodine.gov.rs

Conclusions and all power point presentations from conference are presented on this page, and pictures are on the link: http://www.skupstinavojvodine.gov.rs/Strana.aspx?s=galerija&id=15

Conference Conclusions

PowerPoint presentations:

01 Gvozdenac PREZENTACIJA-2016
02 BioSense - Biomasa APV
03 Biomase za sagorevanje_APV_2016_final
05 Ernest Kovač, Potencijal biomase
06 USAID EIA Presentation Novi Sad (ver 1) 3-13-2016
07 Garancijski fond
08 PKV
09 Terming
10 MIVA_Ekopelet_APVojvodina