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Vinkovci to get solar power plant through cross-border cooperation programme 

20.07.2017  14:07
An agreement on partnership in the implementation of a cross-border cooperation project worth more than EUR 1.6 million, envisaging the construction of a 380 kW solar power plant on the facilities of the public water supply and sewerage utility company in the eastern Croatian town of Vinkovci and of a bio-gas fuelled co-generation plant in Sombor, Serbia, was signed on Wednesday.

The agreement was signed by Drazen Milinkovic, CEO of the Vinkovci public utility company and Branimir Simic of the Osijek Faculty of Agriculture. The University of Novi Sad in the northern Serbian province of Vojvodina is in charge of the project and the Serbian partners in its implementation are the Sombor-based Vodokanal utility company and the Vojvodina European Affairs Fund.

The project refers to the preparation of technical documentation for the construction of a co-generation plant in Sombor that would be fuelled by bio-gas made in the process of waste water treatment and the construction of a solar power plant in Vinkovci.

It also envisages the establishment of a mobile laboratory at the Osijek Agricultural Institute and the Novi Sad University whose experts are to work on finding the most efficient mass to produce bio-gas in utility companies' waste water purification plants.

Milinkovic said that the project would enable the installment of six solar panels, worth more than EUR 545,000, on six local utility company buildings.

The energy generated this will positively affect the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and ensure additional kilowatts of electricity from renewable energy sources that will serve to produce drinking water, Milinkovic said.

The project EXploitation of Different Energy sources for GREen Energy production - X-DEGREE - is being financed with grants from the Iterreg IPA programme for cross-border cooperation between Croatia and Serbia.

The Serbian partners signed the partnership agreement in Novi Sad last week.

Source: HINA

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