Croatia

Biomethane potential

Croatia’s potential for electricity generation from biogas is estimated at 90 MWel from agriculture and about 60 MWel from food industry (bio-waste from households is not considered yet). As of now there are no particular targets set for 2020 by the national government, but according to the national strategic documents, there are intentions to utilise the existing biogas and biomethane potential.
These are no existing biogas plants in Croatia with upgrading capacity for biomethane production. Moreover no biomethane grid injection plant are foreseen to start operations in the future years as gas companies / privates active in the biomethane sector still didn't have recognised their commercial interests probably due to insufficient legislative and subsidy conditions. Investor have to bears all the investment costs for biogas upgrading plant and grid connection.