The bioenergy market in Bulgaria has significant potential due to the well-developed agriculture, forestry & wood industry. Production of biofuels and energy from biomass is considered as a perspective market niche.
In the recent years many projects for producing electricity through RES were realized. Several heat plants and CHP were implemented that use biogas from cattle manure, wood residues, municipal waste & sludge. Recently more and more farmers and manufacturers in the country invest in environmental treatment of bio waste.
Among the key drivers for biogas and biomethane developments are: The implementing measures of the Operational Programme “Environment 2014-2020” cover the construction of installations for the preliminary treatment of municipal waste, as well as composting facilities for the separate collection of biodegradable and green waste. The programme aims to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills by 2023. The OP “Environment 2014-2020” envisages also the funding of biogas production in wastewater treatment plants and grants for the construction of biogas plants in the agriculture sector.
The 14th Renewables & Waste Management Expo 2018 could be very useful platform for approaching the Bulgarian and Regional market. Through a participation at the exhibition, the foreign companies – suppliers of bioenergy (incl. biogas technologies) will be able to establish contacts with potential partners & customers. The initiative in Sofia is an efficient meeting point for industry players from production, commercial and public sectors, municipality, and state administration representatives.
Till now leading companies from Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands &Turkey have confirmed their participation. Among the exhibition highlights will be: Equipment for biomass and compost treatment facilities; Pellet boilers; Wood pellet manufacturing equipment; Pellet fireplaces; Thermal drying systems; Energy storage systems; Production of renewable energy for self-consumption; Compost turners and waste shredders; Waste-to-energy solutions, etc.
The parallel Conferences will consider practical topics like:
EE & RE: • Cryogenic Energy Storage • Workshop: “Facing the Challenges of the New Energy Technologies”
- Workshop of Euroheat & Power – Sustainable heating and cooling in Europe and beyond
Waste Management: • The LIFE programme – the EU funding tool for the Environment and Climate Action • New Business Models for Circular Economy • Dutch Circular Developments & Experience • Waste Management & Recycling Solutions