How to Heat Wisely with Biomass in the Western Balkans?

For advancing changes to sustainable and efficient biomass-based heating, a comprehensive roadmap through 2030 need to be implemented.

Best Burn Practices

Get the best efficiency from your biomass heating appliance

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Biomass Fuels

Ensure you are getting the most heat and the least emissions by selecting best biomass fuel for your appliance

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Biomass Heating Appliances

The benefits and disadvantages of the main types of biomass heating systems - to make a decision about what system best fulfills your personal heating needs

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Cost of Biomass Heating

What's the cost of heating with biomass compared to alternatives

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Facts about biomass-based heating in the Western Balkans.


A glossary of biomass heating terms that you might find useful when researching biomass information



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Use of agricultural residues for District Heating

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