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Novi Pazar Gets EUR 5.8 million to Switch Heating Plant from Fossil Fuel to Biomass

By District Energy posted 03-11-2020 14:32


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Serbia’s Ministry of Mining and Energy has allocated EUR 5.8 million for the Novi Pazar heating plant to switch from fossil fuels – heating oil – to biomass.

Novi Pazar is the third municipality in the country to receive funds under the EUR 26.7 million project, which was launched in mid-2017. Priboj and Mali Zvornik received money in October last year.

In total, six municipalities in Serbia will get funds to switch from fossil fuels – coal and heating oil – to biomass.

The contract for the allocation of funds for the installation of a new 8.5 MW biomass boiler and the renovation of the district heating system have been signed by Novi Pazar Mayor Nihat Biševac, director of heating utility Gradska Toplana Novi Pazar Vladimir Marinković and Serbian Minister of Mining and Energy Aleksandar Antić.

Novi Pazar Mayor Nihat Biševac said the district heating system is now using heating oil and stressed the commodity is a major air pollutant. It led to the shutdown of a heating plant in the center of the city, he added.

New biomass heating plant will have environmentally friendly production, while the price of heat will be significantly lower, and the capacity for connecting new consumers will be increased, Biševac said.