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UNECE/FAO, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of Serbia will together organize a seminar in Belgrade, Serbia, focusing on the opportunities and benefits of using modern wood energy systems. With generous support from the government of Austria and UNDP Serbia and the Faculty of Forestry of the State University of Belgrade this two-day event will feature speakers from Serbia, Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Sweden and Scotland.
The meeting, which is open to participants from Serbia and neighbouring countries in south east Europe, aims to raise awareness generally of the environmental, economic and social benefits that would result from a wider-scale use of modern wood energy. Those attending will be drawn from government, municipalities, forest owners and managers as well as the wood processing sector, whose co-products could play an increasingly important role in energy provision, helping to improve Serbia's energy security and contribute to rural economic development.

Meeting Documents and Presentations
Document TitlePDF
  Conclusions and Recommendations PDF
  Agenda PDF
The Case for Wood Energy Mr Christian Susan, Österreichische Bundesforste AG, Austria PDF
Wood Energy markets and trade in Europe – an overview Mr Florian Steierer, University of Hamburg PDF

Review of current technologies – heat only

Mr Thomas Maier, SWH, Austria PDF
Emissions standards for wood-fuelled equipment

Mr. Heikki Oravainen, VTT Bioenergy, Finland



What fuel to use?: quality standards and price comparisons - covering split logs, wood chips, briquettes and pellets Christian Rakos, proPellets, Austria PDF
Cost effectiveness of wood against other fuels Kalle Kärhä,Metsäteho Oy, Helsinki PDF
Wood chips production and use – improving supply chains Kalle Kärhä,Metsäteho, Helsinki PDF
Co-firing techniques (wood and coal)

Mr. Heikki Oravainen, VTT Bioenergy, Finland

Thermic gasification of wood Mr Richard Koch, Europaische Zentrum fur Erneuerbare Energie, Güssing, Austria  
Wood energy market in Serbia - current situation Prof. Branko Glavonjic, Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade, Serbia  
A Vision for Wood energy in Serbia

Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Aleksandar Macura, UNDP

Wood Energy Policy - Austria ‘s experience Mr. Dietmar Hagauer, Austrian Energy Agency  
The Scottish Biomass Action Plan Ms Rebecca Carr, Forestry Commission, Scotland PDF
Energy model based on Güssing, Austria Mr.Reinhard Koch , Clenergy, company, Slovakia  
Biogas: The Energy Source of the Future Mr .Martin Bruncko , Clenergy, company, Slovakia  
Title to be announced Mr. Aleksandar Kovacevic  
Case study Zelena Drina company, Serbia  
Wood energy: Italy’s experience and some case studies Mr Arturo Oradini , RDM, Firenza, Italy  
Next steps - drawing up a wood energy strategy Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management, Serbia