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Croatia to subsidize heating, cooling systems using energy from Adriatic Sea

Balkan Green Energy News Summary Croatia is preparing its first subsidy program for heat pumps with seawater for heating and cooling. Professor Neven Duić says the technology could be used throughout the Adriatic coast and for buildings near rivers and lakes. The Ministry of Regional...

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Gospic’s new cogeneration plant nears completion

The Mayor.EU Summary Work on Gospic’s new cogeneration plant nears completion after years of development. The project, worth some 20 million euros, will play a key role in the city’s green development and will also prove to be a crucial factor in its economic recovery as a provider of jobs...

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Croatia launches new bid round for four geothermal exploration licenses

Think GeoEnergy Summary In an announcement today, the Croatian Hydrocarbon Agency announced a new bid round for the exploration of geothermal waters for energy purposes. Four exploration blocks are in geographical area of the Drava valley in which a significant geothermal potential has...

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GEEN Holding to start building third biomass unit in Croatia

Balkan Green Energy News Summary Czech renewable energy producer GEEN Holding will soon start construction of its third biomass-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Gospić in Croatia, local media reported. It is the largest investor in biomass energy production in the country. The...

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EU approves EUR 57 million Croatian support for HEP District Heating

Balkan Energy News Summary The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, Croatian plans to support the EUR 57 million modernization of a district heating system in the city of Zagreb (Croatia) by the city’s district heating operator HEP Toplinarstvo (HEP District...

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Croatia's HEP secures loans to upgrade Zagreb plant

Reuters Summary Croatia’s HEP will upgrade its combined heat and power plant near Zagreb to improve district heating and lower greenhouse gas emissions using 130 million euros ($152 million) in loans, the banks involved said on Tuesday. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ...

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Report: Geothermal Energy Utilisation Potential in Croatia

Alexander Richter, Think Geoenergy Summary As part of bilateral relations at a national level between the Donor States of the EEA Grants and Croatia, a report has been released providing an overview on the geothermal energy utilisation potential in Croatia. The project was ongoing from...

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Integrating Biomass with District Energy Based on Flexible Fuel Solutions

Summary Biomass fired CHP/cogeneration is the most effective form of clean power and heat generation and enables power grid stabilization with 24/7 renewable energy. Global trend is in plants between 5 -10 MWe output. Fuel availability and logistics typically limit the maximum capacity to...