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Straw boiler at school

Organisation: Združenie Slatinka Website: Added: September 12, 2022
Project start date: July 07, 2009
Project end date: November 30, 2009


The school in the village of Hrušov is insulated and heated with straw. The insulation has reduced the energy demand for heating by 60%, and by switching to straw heating, the municipality will save up to 50% of the heating costs.

Financial data

Total funding: 406 241,84 € (85 % ERDF, 10% state buget)


Support the development of similar economically and environmentally sustainable biomass projects in municipalities with local community involvement, by allocating more European Structural and Investment Funds or other european financial mechanisms

Information sources

Friends of Earth Slovakia - CEPA

Other info

European Climate Initiative (EUKI)
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.