The Impact Of Subsidy Policy On Biogas Plants In Slovakia

Ján Lajda, Zuzana Lajdová, Peter Bielik


Recently, renewable energy sources (RES) have become very popular all over the EU. Subsidy policies have provided huge amount of money
flowing into the sector which were necessary for its development. In Slovakia, favourable legislation was one of triggers for building biogas
plants using anaerobic fermentation for biogas and further electric energy production. This paper examines how subsidy policy has stimulated
biogas sector over the years and the consequences arising from the legislation.

Biogas, anaerobic fermentation, biogas plants, subsidies

Ing. Ján Lajda, Slovak University of Agriculture, Faculty of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, Tr. Andreja Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovak Republic e-mail:

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