The village – Ghelinţa (Hungarian: Gelence, German: Gälänz) is located in a commune in the Covasna County, in eastern Romania. It is composed of two villages, Ghelinţa and Harale. The village is part of the Székely Land, the ethno-cultural region of the historical Transylvania province.

General information
Name Ghelinta
Country Romania
County Covasna
Postal code 527090
Number of households 1700
Number of inhabitants 4722
Area (km2) 110.2

Local information point
Contact person Cseh József
Address Main Street nr. 345, Ghelința, Covasna County, Romania
Telephone number (+4) 0267-345002
Website of the village


Biomass potential (forest biomass, energy crops, residues, eastes, etc.)

The availability of biomass is considered good, as there are large amounts of forest (6430 ha) and wood products for export and for the domestic market. The few wood processing workshops in that region lead to an abundant mass of wood by-products. In addition there are 38 ha of orchard and 26 ha of degraded area (suitable for growing energy willow). The research results show that the given local biomass potential reaches up to 98.98 % of all local RES. In Ghelința, the total biomass energy potential is 219.18 TJ/year. More specifically, the local annual biomass energy sources are distributed as follows: cereal straw is 29.65 TJ/year, sugar beet 3.13 TJ/year, orchard filed wood yields 3.76 TJ/year, wood waste from logging and sawmill dust is 55.47 TJ/year, the local sewage sludge 4.98 TJ/year, energy willow on 26 ha degraded land 83.72 TJ/year, municipal waste 4.70 TJ/year.

Bioenergy installations and related industries

In the village, numerous households have installed small central heating systems. The local institution buildings are heated by classical fire wood boilers. Even though there is a well-developed wood industry, the infrastructure to use their by-products is not yet developed.

Motivation for becoming a bioenergy village

We have to manage intelligent our biomass feedstock, which until today is not utilized. By using the local renewable energies, we can achieve a sustainable forest management. We will also be able to cover the heat demand by using the locally produced woodchips and woody biomass. The new green business allows to create new jobs, which ensure a high level of public participation.
The BioVill project would be helpfull for us to develop our local bioenergy strategy and start to construct a local energy supply chain. We are going to develop a green and smart village.

Producing by protecting the nature!

Slogan for becoming a bioenergy village