Central European Development Forum CEDEF under the auspices of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy of Republic of Serbia and in cooperation with the Serbian Energy Efficiency Agency and company Holcim, organizes conference “Alternative fuels in industry” on November 28, 2011 in Paraćin. The Conference will be opened by Petar Škundrić, Advisor to the Prime Minister for Energy.
Among the goals of sustainable energy development in Serbia are improving energy efficiency, security and stability of supply, the use of renewable energy, waste management and air pollution reduction. One of the ways to meet all of the goals simultaneously is the use of alternative fuels.
Alternative fuels are materials i.e. waste that was previously prepared, and include tires, solid cut waste, solid fuels, liquid waste, sludge and biomass. These fuels have a heat capacity and can be used as energy instead of natural fossil fuels, coal, oil and gas, so they improve security of supply and are renewable.
The reasons for using alternative fuels in industry include economical and environmental protection reasons because using municipal and industrial waste reduces the problem of disposal of waste materials and reduces negative impact on the environment.
For the local community, other than solving the problem of waste, it is very important to create new “green” jobs. One example of good practice is Public Utility Company “Duboko” from Užice.
PUC “Duboko”, responsible for building and managing regional waste system, will collect all the waste from nine local governments. The project includes construction of a new sanitary landfill, which must meet the standards of both The Republic of Serbia and European Union for this type of location, with minimal impact on environment. Beside the location of landfill, the company will include and 8 transfer stations, for each local government, except Užice, where trucks and citizens will transfer waste directly to landfill.