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Bioenergy project starts up in Serbia

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Belgium-based renewable energy company Electrawinds has begun operations at a new rendering plant in Serbia after a year and a half of construction.

The Energo Zelena brand installation is located 50km outside of Belgrade and will process animal waste products to produce bioenergy. Electrawinds calls the facility a ‘zero waste plant’ as it can use liquid fats, meat and bone to energy and co-firing purposes.

The €21 million ($27.7 million) facility fits into the Serbian government’s Clean Serbia project which aims to tackle the country’s general waste issues. It is believed around 80% of Serbia’s offal cannot be treated due to a current lack of capacity.

Energo Zelena represents collaboration between Electrawinds and Serbian investment partners of which the Belgian company owns 64% of the shares.