Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia get their EBA biogas profile

EBA’s latest 38-pages country profile analyses the biogas market and industry in Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia, including a short overview of biogas developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro.

With information sourced from European and national specialised sources, as well as results of comprehensive projects, this report offers a comprehensive and complete outlook of the biogas and biomethane sector in the Balkan countries.

The report opens with a summary of the state of each country’s energy mix, as well as an analysis of the different feedstock combinations available per country that includes energy crops, food waste, biowaste and waste from food and beverage. All the countries have their traditionally agricultural regions with a high agricultural production. The three countries combined have 49 plants operating with a total installed capacity of 8.38 MWel. Slovenia leads the biogas production in the region with 27.2 MW installed capacity, while Croatia and Serbia have 18 MWel and 8.33 MWel respectively. Further analyses include the gas network, and potential utilisation of biogas and biomethane in transportation.

Apart from presenting the evolution of the sector in the past few years, the reports shows as well very promising opportunities, as the countries are currently reviewing their national legislation and making it more favourable for biogas developments. It includes in its final conclusions the future prospects in each of the Balkan countries, highlighting the great potential of certain regions in Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia.

The publication can be freely accessed by EBA members here. Non-EBA members interested parties can acquire a copy of the Balkan countries profile at the price of €125 by contacting the EBA office here.