Recapture the most important event of the Romanian BioEnergy sector!


The long awaited Inauguration of the Romanian Association of Biomass and Biogas took place on June 18, 2014, at the Hilton Hotel in Bucharest. In a crowded room with more than 220 participants, everyone agreed that this sector resolves the problems of waste treatment, environment and heating that Romania faces today.

Biomass and Biogas (BioEnergy) are a priority and necessity for Romania and a National Strategy for their implementation is the next step, according to the officials and experts who were speakers during ARBIO Inauguration. With more than 200 million tons of waste produced in Romania each year, the speakers explained why BioEnergy offers the best solution, with the lowest cost and the biggest benefits for the society!

During this 8 hour event, 68 investors from Romania and another 16 countries heard the representatives of the Government presenting the available funds in the sector, more than 400 million Euro so far and the next steps they propose. 3 Presidents of European Associations explained why BioEnergy is a priority for Europe and why it has great potential in Romania too. Based on all these affirmations, the President of ARBIO, Mr. Ilias Papageorgiadis and the member of the Board, Mr. Jean Valvis, stressed the need of a National Strategy for BioEnergy, so as to deal with the hundreds of millions of tons of waste produced every year, plus to resolve the serious heating problems that exist at local level around the country.

The Inauguration of ARBIO: Some of the most important declarations

Daniel Constantin (Vice Prime Minister of Romania, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development): "We will support the development of the Biomass sector in Romania as we believe in its critical support to Agriculture. There is a lot of waste that has to be taken care of and Biomass is the answer for this."

Iulian Iancu (Chairman of the Committee for Industry and Services, Chamber of Deputies): “We agree on the advantages of Biomass and Biogas sector. We prepare a special legislation for Biomass and Cogeneration”.

Mircea Geoana (High Representative of the Government for Economic and Diplomatic Projects): "We want a National Strategy for Biomass and I will support its implementation."

Dan Ioan Gheorghiu (Advisor of the Prime Minister, Chairman & CEO, ISPE): "We understand the importance and the necessity of Biomass and Biogas. We can still reach the target of 500 MW until 2020, 350 MW for Biomass and 150 MW for Biogas. I assure you that we will act prudently, with results."

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