The municipality of Priboj has started construction works on a new heating unit on wood chips.  The goal is to improve heating supply for five public facilities and to reduce their heating costs. Two elementary schools, two high schools and primary health care facility will be heated by this new biomass boiler with capacity of 1.8 MW. The operation of the new boiler is expected in the second half of the upcoming heating season.
Financial support for the construction of the new boiler came from the Public Investment Management Office of the Republic of Serbia, while technical assistance of the project was provided by the Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The construction of new biomass boiler on wood chips as fuel represents the second phase of strategic plan of Municipality of Priboj with the aim to replace the use of fossil fuels for district heating with biomass, as secure, safer, healthier and cheaper heating for residents. In the first phase of the project, the boiler in the old part of the town, witch supplies with the heating a school, a pre-school institution, a cultural center and a municipal building, switched to pellets in 2016. Additionally, Priboj is one of 10 municipalities which have signed an agreement last year to convert from fossil fuels to biomass for district heating. The construction of a new district heating plant on biomass in Priboj will start in 2019. With this phase, entire biomass heating system in Priboj will be round off.