Study trip in Austria and Slovenia 14-27 February 2011.

Project document foresee Study Trip as one of project aim, in context of knowledge improvement of national (Serbian) experts and their access to the experiences of other best practice countries. Study trip was conducted in period 14-27 February 2011. Assumed available cognitions from this thematic issue, consulting with relevant experts in this area, it was concluded that example of Austria can be one of the best in EU context more...

Promoting Renewable Energy at Local Level

Wood biomass utilization in Serbia is inefficient and frequently takes place in outdated and sub-standardized devices. At the same time, wood biomass is not exploited to the extent possible more...

SEMINAR “Building capacities for sustainable bioenergy”

WISDOM is a methodological tool designed to provide a spatial representation of woodfuel demand and supply patterns. more...


Training modules and regional workshops

Based on Chapter V in project document, “Capacity Building”, it has been planned to provide training and extension modules to raise the awareness of forest professionals on specific wood energy planning and policy decision tools for the incorporation of woodfuel production techniques and forest management practices.
Four regional workshops have been conducted from 13 June to 9 July 2011.

Regional meeting of the GFSE: Energy between Danube and Caucasus-The role of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency as a key issue for economic development; 28th-29th of April 2011, Vienna

This regional GFSE Meeting aims at bringing together national stakeholders, international experts and economic actors in South-Eastern Europe, the Danube Region, the Black Sea Region and the Caucasus Region. The focus of the meeting will be on activities for increasing Energy Efficiency (EE) and the share of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) in these regions. more...

Project Team

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Wood Energy for Sustainable Rural Development TCP/YUG/3201 (D)

Woody biomass as an exhaustible, but renewable natural resources today is almost used for heat and rarely for electricity

Significant advantage of its using are:
• regional accessibility and security of provision
• short transport distances, and low transport risks
• CO2 neutrality
• simply processing (especially in regard of oil)
• low level of pollution, especially with new technology of combustion
• enhance local economic development

Wood energy systems (chains) are:
• Multi-sectoral (forestry, energy, agriculture, industry, etc.)
• Interdisciplinary (silviculture and forest management, agronomy, physics, chemistry, engineering, etc.)
• Location-specific (distribution and accessibility of resources are determinant factors)
• Heterogeneous supply sources (forests, forest industries, SRF, farmlands, orchards, tree crops, recovered wood, etc.)
• Heterogeneous demand sectors (households rural and urban; commercial, public, industrial and energy sectors )


Forests in Serbia (ha) and wood cutting (m3)