The Eco-Mobile exhibition of Biomass boilers was launched in Olanesti village, Stefan Voda district

06 Apr 2014

imagePeople from Stefan Voda district look how the biomass boilers work

The mobile exhibition of biomass boilers for households, which can be purchased with a 1.300 Euro reimbursement from European funds, was launched today in Stefan Voda district. Thousands of people from the district villages were able to see how the biomass boilers function and the types of biofuel produced in Republic of Moldova.

Stefan Voda district inhabitants, as well as the guests from the neighboring districts obtained from the primary source a complete information regarding the Household Subsidy Program on purchasing a biomass boiler, were able to see the boilers within this program and discussed with the Energy and Biomass Project team as well as with Energy Efficiency Agency’s team regarding the potential of the biomass energy for the Republic of Moldova and its use in order to reduce the external energy dependence.

The European Union offers an alternative to the gas or coal heating. Any household can purchase a biomass boiler from the companies registered in the program and receive, after the boiler is installed, 1.300 Euro from the UE-UNDP „Energy and Biomass” Project", stated Nicolae Zaharia, expert in business development within the Energy and Biomass Project.

The mobile exhibition of biomass boilers for households will be organized in the period of April-May in the district, Stefan Voda, Cahul, Comrat, Hincesti, Ungheni, Balti, Orhei, Edinet and Soroca. The aim of the exhibitions ist o promote the biomass energy, as an ecologic and economic alternative to the heating with gas and coal.

As of October 2013 we are heating our home with biomass energy. We bought the boiler in the same month as a response to the Energy and Biomass Project proposal. The first heating season showed us encouraging numbers, saving up to 40% comparing to the price for gas that we used to pay. Besides the obvious money savings, the biomass heating offers us also safeness. As the pellets and briquettes that we use are produced in Republic of Moldova.”, says Larisa Seu, one of the Program beneficiaries.

Household subsidy program on purchasing a biomass boiler was launched by the UE-UNDP ”Energy and Biomass” Project and is implemented in partnership with the Energy Efficiency Agency. Totally, approximately 600 families from Republic of Moldova will be able to purchase modern biomass based boilers on advantageous terms within this program.

All the information about the project and the program is available on www.biomasa.md. Moldova Energy and Biomass Project is a 4 years project, implemented during 2011-2014. The total budget of the project is 14.56 million Euro offered by the European Union (14 million Euro) and UNDP Moldova (560,000 Euro).

Contact Information

Ina Prisacaru-Zglavuta, Communication and Media Officer, Moldova Energy and Biomass Project, ina.zglavuta@undp.org

Nicolae Zaharia, Business Development Officer, Moldova Energy and Biomass Project, nicolae.zaharia@undp.org