BELGRADE (Serbia), November 13 (SeeNews) - Serbian energy minister Aleksandar Antic has signed off on the award of $1.6 million (1.49 million euro) in grants in support of the construction of six biomas- and biogas-fired cogeneration power plants, the government in Belgrade said on Friday.
After the construction of the power plants in the towns of Aleksinac, Bac, Alibunar and Zrenjanin, Serbia will get a combined 6.32 MW in power generating capacity, Antic said in a statement after the signing ceremony.
The total investments in the six plants will add up to $22.7 million.
The contracts were signed with Belgrade-based company Forkom for Aleksinac, and with BGS Gama BP, BGS Alfa BP and BGS Beta for Bac.
The other contracts were signed with Biogas Enerdzi, which will develop a project in Alibunar, and with Bioelektra, which will be developing a project in Zrenjanin.
Serbia had no installed biomass capacity at the end of 2014 and only 4.9 MW net in biogas-fired capacity, data of the Energy Community showed.
Serbia is committed to a binding 27% target of energy from renewable sources in gross final energy consumption by 2020, compared with 21.2% in 2009.