Programme: The Norwegian Financial Mechanism

Programme: Green Industry SK07

Project budget: 6 443 542 EUR

Implementation: 2.10.2014 – 30.04.2017 

norway grants logo  "Biomass - our energetic future"            

Statny znak SRmale 

BIOPEL, a. s. is a company, dedicated for construction of the biomass logistics centre (BLC), focused on procurement of wood material, processing and sale of the wide range of solid biofuels: high-quality pellets, industrial pellets, alternative pellets, briquettes, alternative briquettes, chipped firewood and extra dry wood chips.

BLC is realized in the North-West region of Slovakia, with good prospects for such project: wood-affluent region (wood material, wood and plant waste) and good transport connection.
After project implementation, BLC will be able to supply 25 000 tons of biofuels appropriate for end use.

The project is including a large number of innovations – not only technical, but management, logistics and personnel to provide unparalleled value for each potential client. The project will strictly respect basic environmental and economic values to achieve consistent sustainable development.

The main goal of project is to operate BLC for procurement of wood material, processing and sale of rich product portfolio of biofuels as wood pellets, industrial pellets, alternative pellets, briquettes, alternative briquettes, chipped firewood and dry wood chips appropriate for end use combustion. Launch of BLC will contribute to increased use of renewable energy sources and therefore greenhouse reduction, support of regional economy and increase of employment.


Basic information

The EEA Grants and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 16 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.

Through the European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway are partners in the internal market with the 28 EU member states. We also share common values and responsibility with other European countries to promote equality of opportunity, tolerance, security, environmental sustainability and a decent standard of living for all.

Ever since the establishment of the EEA Agreement in 1994, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway have provided funding to reduce social and economic disparities in the EEA. Despite much progress in Europe, gaps in economic development and living standards persist. The expansions of the EU in 2004 and 2007 brought a 20% increase in the EU's population, but only a 5% increase in GDP. Through the EEA and Norway Grants, we are helping to reduce disparities. The funding is targeted on areas where there are clear needs in the beneficiary countries and that are in line with national priorities and wider European goals.