Client: GIZ (Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)
E4tech is leading a three year project for GIZ (a German sustainable development organisation) which aims to improve the efficient domestic use of woody biomass in Serbia, part of the wider GIZ programme on the “Development of a Sustainable Bioenergy Market in Serbia”. The work includes advisory services to national and subnational government institutions on policy and regulatory matters as well as the implementation of concrete measures in two pilot regions.
The project team works with local manufacturers as well as distributors and dealers to improve the availability of more efficient appliances produced in Serbia and abroad. It will also support local institutions to improve the quality of the current infrastructure for wood fuels and biomass-fired appliances for heating and cooking.
A baseline study, including household surveys, has been carried out in the two pilot regions to understand the current heating and wood drying patterns, the efficiency of used technologies, and the existing supply chain for firewood. Households and other users and suppliers of firewood will be encouraged to use dried wood and switch to using more efficient appliances for heating and cooking. This will be achieved through a mix of interventions including awareness raising and development of new financing schemes for efficient appliances.