BIOFIT Project – Bioenergy Retrofits for Europe’s Industry

JP Elektroprivreda BiH is, by efforts of Strategic development department, has became a consortium partner on European project – BIOFIT, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.817999.

The BIOFIT project will support and initiate bioenergy retrofitting opportunities in five industry sectors, namely first-generation biofuels, pulp and paper, fossil refineries, fossil firing power and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plants.

The main objectives of BIOFIT project are:

Development of 10 concrete proposals (Case Studies) for bioenergy retrofitting for each of the named industries, together with industry and market actors.

Accurate and complete overview of options for bioenergy retrofitting, as well as insight in the conditions under which each type of bioenergy retrofit is feasible.

Engagement and support of stakeholders and market actors, especially from industry by communicating results, disseminating knowledge, providing opportunity for dialogue, and developing best practices and tools.

Evaluation of framework conditions (legal, institutional and political) to identify generic and industry-specific barriers and enablers.

Advice to policy makers at national and regional level to serve as input for more informed policy, market support and financial frameworks.

Project Consortium, involved with industrial partners and research and development institutes, is composed by BTG Biomass Technology Group BV (Nederland), as coordiantor, WIP  Renewable Energies (Germany), BIOENERGY 2020+ (Austria), Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH (Germany), Centre for Research & Technology (Greece), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd (Finland), Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Spain), ESS – Energikontor Sydost AB (Sweden), JP Elektroprivreda BiH d.d.-Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Technip Benelux B. V., (Nederland), Stichting Wageningen Research (Nederland), Swedish Biofuels AB (Sweden), Hellenic Petroleum S.A. (Greece) and Biocarburantes de Castilla y León S.A. (Spain).

JP Elektroprivreda BiH participates in the Project as an industrial partner with two case studies: a) Conversion of Unit 5 (118 MWe) in TPP Kakanj to biomass and b) Biomass co-firing up to 30%  on one 200 MWe Unit in TPP Tuzla. So JP Elektroprivreda BiH continues its development and research activities and continues to prepare the introduction of biomass as secondary and environmentally acceptable fuel into its thermal power plants, in line with trends in thermal power plants in developed countries of Europe, contributing to a sustainable development of power sector. In the technical realization of the project on the side of the JP Elektroprivreda BiH, in addition to the experts of the Strategic Development Department, professional staff from TPP Tuzla and TPP Kakanj are involved. The BIOFIT project will last 36 months.

Key activities and materials derived from this project can be found on the website: