Ministry of Mining and Energy
The Ministry of Mining and Energy is in charge of public administration affairs related to:
01 mining: mining development strategy and policy; development of the balance of mineral raw materials; geological explorations for exploitation of mineral raw materials; development of exploration work plans concerning basic geological explorations for sustainable use of resources; development of annual and mid-term plans of detailed exploration works concerning geological explorations for exploitation of mineral raw materials, and ensuring of material and other resources for the implementation of the plans; exploitation of all kinds of mineral raw materials and geological resources; inspection supervision in the mining sector; and other activities as stipulated by law.
02. energy: energy policy and energy sector development planning in the areas of electrical power, natural gas, oil and oil derivatives; energy balance of the Republic of Serbia; oil and gas industry; strategy and policy of energy security, development of annual and mid-term energy security plans and ensuring material and other resources for the implementation of the plans; mandatory and other energy reserves; safe pipeline transport of gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons; heat production, distribution and supply; nuclear energy plants for the production of electricity and heat, and production, use and disposal of radioactive material in these plants; rational use of energy and energy efficiency; renewable energy sources; environmental protection and climate change concerning energy sector; coordination of activities related to investments in the energy sector; inspection supervision in the energy sector; and other activities as stipulated by law.
03. strategy and policy of natural resource development: explorations related to the exploitation of natural resources; developing of exploration work plans concerning natural resources and ensuring material and other resources for the implementation of the plans; developing the balance of groundwater reserves, and norms and standards for the making of geological maps, and other activities as stipulated by law.
Fachverband Biogas e.V.
German Biogas association Fachverband Biogas e.V was established in 1992 when its founding members met up at Erich Holz’s farm, taking a decision to start appearing in an organized manner.
The first meeting was attended by 17 people, who are now deemed to be the founding members of the German Biogas Association.
The members of the first Executive Board were farmers Erich Holz and Rainer Gansloser, engineers Erwin Köberle and Gert Beck, and GTZ employee Heinz-Piter Mang. A biogas pioneer Erwin Köberle was elected as the first President. The adoption of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) brought the final breakthrough for the use of biogas in Germany.
The number of members and conference participants increased simultaneously with the increase in the number of biogas plants. The 2006 conference in Hanover was officially attended by 2000 members and the 2011 conference in Nuremberg by 4000. The German Biogas Association now employs more than 40 staff at the head office in Freising, the Berlin office and five regional offices.
Annual conferences have become an established practice in Germany and Europe, but also worldwide.
European Biogas Association
The European Biogas Association (EBA) was established in February 2009. It is a leading European biogas and biomethane production association, covering anaerobic digestion and gasification industry.
The EBA’s mission is to actively promote the sustainability of biogas production, and biomethane production and utilization in Europe.
The EBA rallies a wide range of institutions, official national organizations, scientific institutes and companies.
The EBA had more than 80 members from across Europe in 2016. It has established collaboration with biogas associations from all over the world.
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
The international cooperation between Germany and the Republic of Serbia commenced in 2000. GIZ opened its office in Belgrade the same year.
GIZ now employs as many as 165 staff in Serbia, of whom 125 are Serbian nationals.
Commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), GIZ supports Serbia’s efforts to meet EU criteria by implementing programmes and projects in the following priority areas:
1. Sustainable economic development and employment,
3. Civil society and public administration,
4. Public infrastructure (energy and water).
Faculty of Technical Sciences
The Faculty of Technical Sciences (FTS) of Novi Sad is a higher-education academic and research institution. Its mission is to implement high quality educational processes, develop scientific disciplines and transfer knowledge to businesses and society as a whole.
With a 60-year long tradition, the FTS ranks among the higher-education institutions in the region with most advanced organizational arrangements.
Since its establishment in 1960, the FTS has remained committed to accomplishing its mission through successful academic and research work and practical implementation of the results of such work.
Based on the identified needs of the business community and current needs of the society, the FTS has developed over time study programmes to educate students for the current and upcoming technical and technological, and social and economic systems, developing at the same time its own competent human and natural resources.