Looking for Underutilized Lands to put to the Web-Based Platform. BIOPLAT-EU project

We offer you cooperation within the framework of BIOPLAT-EU project: "Promoting Sustainable Use of Underutilized Lands for Bioenergy Production through a Web-Based Platform for Europe" of the European Program "Horizon 2020 – Competitive Low Carbon Energy". Through a web-based platform ( the BIOPLAT-EU project will promote and support the uptake of sustainable bioenergy projects on marginal, underutilized and contaminated lands (MUC lands). These lands cannot be used for food production or for recreational and conservation purposes, but in some cases, they still retain the potential to produce biomass for non-food and non-feed purposes (willow, poplar, miscanthus, etc.). A web-based platform will include a...

Launch of the USAID Energy Security Project (ESP) in Ukraine, 2018-2023

Project: Energy Security Project (ESP)Implementer: Tetra Tech, ES Inc.Project Period: July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2023 The purpose of Energy Security Project (ESP) is to enhance Ukraine’s energy security. Improving the energy legal and regulatory environment and increasing the resilience of energy supply will help USAID to achieve broad-based, resilient economic development as a means to sustain Ukrainian democracy. Providing assistance for the creation and development of free market mechanisms is the main goal of ESP.

UABio experts took part in the 2nd annual conference "AgroPower:BIOGAS", February 7, 2019

Head of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgii Geletukha and UABio expert Petro Kucheruk, along with consultant of Scientific Engineering Centre "Biomass" Oleksandra Tryboi (UABio member) took part at the 2nd annual conference in frames of Ukrainian Agrarian Week AgroPower.BIOGAS, February 7, 2019 in Kyiv. Georgii Geletukha in his presentation, in particular, told about the possibilities of using biogas energy in the coming years, including the prospects of using straw and stems of maize as a feedstock for biogas plants (probably in the form of pellets), as well as about new possibilities for the biogas plants in the market...

International Conference "BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2019": registration is open!

We are happy to invite You to the annual International Conference "BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2019"! Date: September 24-25, 2019Event location: Kyiv, Ukraine, great conference hall of the NASU Main topics:• Strategy and policy issues. • Bioenergy projects financing. • Production of thermal and electric energy from solid biofuels and municipal solid waste: technologies and successful case studies. • Biomass resources: production, pretreatment, supply, and logistics. Energy crops. • Biogas: technologies and successful case studies.

AgroBioHeat – a new Horizon 2020 project for promoting heating solutions based on agrobiomass in Europe

Substitution of fossil fuels with agrobiomass can be a very promising option for the decarbonisation of the heating sector, especially in rural areas. AgroBioHeat is a new EU project funded through Horizon 2020 that aims to provide a comprehensive platform for overcoming barriers and support the market uptake of agrobiomass heating. Background The heating sector is often overlooked in the overall EU efforts to decarbonize its economy; however, it amounts to 51 % of the final energy consumption, contributes about 27 % of EU carbon emissions and still more than 80 % of the sector consumption is based on non-renewable sources. Bioenergy...

Articles of members

Prospects for the production and consumption of second generation biofuels in Ukraine

The article analyzes the current state of production of second generation biofuels in the world and evaluates the possibility of launching such production in Ukraine. The work is topical due to the fact that liquid biofuels can replace a certain share of motor fuels consumed in Ukraine, thus contributing to the strengthening of the country's energy independence. The purpose of the study is to assess feasibility of a project on the production of second generation bioethanol in Ukraine; the task is to carry out a preliminary feasibility study for such a project. The research methods include a review of the existing plants...

Life cycle assessment of heat production from chips of Miscanthus x giganteus in Ukraine

The purpose of the paper is to define the energy efficiency and environmental sustainability of bioenergy value chain for heat production from chips of Miscanthus x giganteus in Ukraine. The methodology of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) was used, according to which, the scope of the product system includes the feedstock cycle of Miscanthus x giganteus cultivation and harvest, and the subsystem of Miscanthus chips conversion to heat in a 500 kW biomass boiler. Cumulative energy demand and energy yield coefficient were chosen as energy efficiency indicators. The product system was compared with the similar one using natural gas. Non-renewable energy yield...

When the heat in the heat supply systems will be cheaper?

The article deals with: Use of low-temperature thermal energy sources in utilization installations; Current Ukrainian state standards for waste heat utilization; European experience in supporting waste heat utilization. Quote from the article:"The level of technological development allows implementing projects of waste heat utilization and transformation it into heat with other parameters, cold and electricity and heat accumulation." Read the full article here: When the heat in the heat supply systems will be cheaper? Yevhen Oliinyk – Board Member of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine. Electronic edition "Ukraine Communal", November 22, 2018 (in Ukrainian) The article is prepared on the basis of the USAID project "Municipal Energy...

How will end-users be affected by the simplification of third-party access to heat networks?

In past articles (You can read here, here and here), we talked about how simplifying the access of third parties (independent heat energy producers) to heat networks can improve the situation in centralized heat supply, and what should be done for this. Now is the time to tell more what changes should consumers be expected, if such a system will work. The article deals with the following issues: What affects the fare for the end-user connected to competitive DH systems? How the price of heat energy for Lithuanian heat supply companies in the cities of Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda is changing? What changes will affect...

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Директор ДП «ГрінЕнерго», керівник національного проекту «Енергія біомаси», керівник національного проекту «Енергія біогазу»

Директор, ТОВ «Фонд цільових зелених екологічних інвестицій»

Counsel on Energy, Construction and Infrastructure, Head of Real Estate and Construction, law firm "Redcliffe Partners"

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