June 21, 2024
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Serbia: Clarion Partners appointed Owners Engineer for energy optimization project for Cement industry client

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Clarion Partners Owners Engineer( www.oecp.eu) and Serbian based environment management company Herran Innovations( www.herran.rs) started full project cycle development of waste to energy facility for its cement industry client. 

Clarion Partners and Herran Innovations JV platform develops the only alternative fuels plants in Serbia offering expansion model based on unique model for energy intensive industrial clients.

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Recovered Fuel (SRF) and refuse derived fuel (RDF) plants are tailor made projects to fit the industrial client requirements as best available technique for energy optimization long term solutions.

Clarion Partners announced that the facilities will convert commercial waste into high-quality Refuse-Derived Fuel (RDF) for use as alernative to coal in cement factory kilns and energy intensive industrial plants. Clarion and Herran aim to develop fully the waste management and waste fuels plants in PPP models with local municipalities but relying on tier one technology providers. Projects development includes the landfill sites infrastructure works along with fuels facility production plants on different locations, each with specific capacity.  Herrans strategy is to develop and operate the only local alternative fuels RDF and SRF plants in Serbia, with unique model potential which may be expanded to West Balkan region and its markets which lack such approach and fuels. 

Clarion Partners in partnership with Herran will provide Owners Engineering services for clients plants modification and adjustments for RDF usage as cost benefit solution in energy intensive industries.

Herrans technical director Branimir Stojanovic explains that although the cement industry may be ahead of others when it comes to embracing alternative fuels, the goalposts are starting to shift as waste becomes a more expensive commodity. In a fluctuating European waste market we see the Serbian potential, but also the urgency and need for efficient export. The Serbian and EU market are in need of secondary fuels with both high and low calorific value, as well as more low-carbon bio-RDF. We are now building streams to help convert Serbian MSW into energy resources, and in time also new products through recycling“, says Stojanovic, adding that Serbia has a recycling rate below the line with the EU standards.

In order to increase the recovery rate and find more sustainable offtake, Stojanovic calls for better international utilization of Serbian waste: „In the process of making export efficient and reliable, and by this fully integrating Serbia into the European waste market, we will need improved cooperation between producers, transporters, offtakers, waste managers and authorities. Serbia can contribute to the EU waste balance and the circular economy, but needs to build both reputation and infrastructure to get there.“

Clarion Partners and Herran strategy is to start three alternative fuel plants development in partnership with technology partner which will be long term platform for new projects in Serbia and region of west Balkans.


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