The project involves the construction of 1MW bio gas power plant in the Eastern part of Croatia, Vukovar-Srijem County, for the production of electrical energy and heat. In the first years of its operation, the plant will run on manure and maize silage. Afterwards it will gradually change the source of operation to fuels from the remains of the food-processing industry. The raw material will be supplied by the local farmers whose agricultural lands are located in the surrounding areas. Manure will be provided by the farmers, and maize silage will be obtained where appropriate. Raw materials ferment in bio gas reactors, after which they are stored until the fertilizing season. Liquid fermented substrate will be delivered to farmers that have contracts for the supply of manure and maize silage. It will be supplied from tanks directly to cistern and will be used on agricultural lands as valuable fertilizer. Bio gas will be stored in foil tanks above the ferments, and it will be used in co generation aggregate for the production of electrical energy and heat. Electrical energy will be sold to local electricity supplier HEP Plc., and the additional heat will be used as energy for additional processes in the bio gas power plant, while remaining heat will be used for heating of the plant premises.
The project is located in the Eastern part of Croatia, Municipality Trpinja, 12 km from the City of Vukovar.
The lot size is 18,660 m2 and is located 100 meters of air distance from the state road D2 (the main state road in Northern Croatia connecting the country with Slovenia on the West and Serbia on the East). The power plant location is a part of the construction zone owned by Trpinja Municipality which is intended for economic projects. There are additional 33,947 m2 of construction land available.
Croatian Chamber of Economy, International and EU Affairs Sector, Relaxo Ltd
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The project involves the construction of 1MW bio gas power plant in the Eastern part of Croatia, Vukovar-Srijem County for production of electrical energy and heat. In the first years of its operation, the plant will run on manure and maize silage. Afterwards it will gradually change the source of operation to fuels from the remains of the food-processing industry.
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Stage 2: Project Investigation
4.2 M USD 3.7 M EUR
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The project is in an advanced development stage and it might be finished within 7 months upon securing funding e.g. after finding a strategic partner/ investor. The following project preparatory work has been completed:
v Building permit,
v Contract for accession to the power grid with HEP Plc. (national electricity company),
v Signed agreement for access road and water connection with Trpinja municipality (Final bulding permit),
v Signed the Electricity Purchase Contract with the Croatian Energy Market Operator,
v Clear title property.
The subject land is owned by Trpinja Municipality that has conferred the right of construction of the biogas plant on the land to the company Relaxo Ltd. according to the Contract on establishing the right of construction. The right of construction is valid for the next 20 years under the agreed fee. The project is exempt from communal contribution fee by the Municipality of Trpinja.