BIOMASA – Purchasing equipment to increase wood chip and pellet production

Two RDP funded projects enabled a company specialised on biomass heating to grow by financing the purchase of mobile wood chipper and later on a pelleting system.

Project summary: 

A sole proprietor Mr. Rok Suhodolnik, specialised in wood biomass heating systems, has successfully set up of over 3000 boiler rooms and around 20 district heating systems across Slovenia. Over years the business was extended to the production of wood chips. RDP support contributed to expand the business through two projects. At first a high capacity mobile wood chipper was purchased and a few years later, a new pelleting line was installed. The business was set up on an old industrial site which was converted into a modern centre combining the production of wood biomass products and generation of electricity.

Project results: 

The annual production is between 3000-4000 tonnes of pellets and 300 000  Nm3 of wood chips.

Nine jobs were created at the biomass centre.

Annually 3 150 MWh of electricity is produced from wood biomass thanks to Biomasa.