Лист БАУ до FSC в Україні щодо лісосічних відходів"Opportunities for harvesting wood fuel in the forests of Ukraine", Georgii Geletukha, Tetiana Zheliezna, Anna Pastukh, Semen Dragnev – 19th Position Paper of UABio.

UABio Position Paper №19 of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine analyzes possibilities for increasing the volume of wood fuel harvesting in the forests of Ukraine in accordance with the key indicators of strategic national documents. Barriers to such harvesting are considered and possible ways to overcome them are proposed. A scenario for increasing the volume of wood fuel harvesting is developed in accordance with the key objectives of the Energy Strategy of Ukraine for the period up to 2035.

Download UABio Position Paper №19 in Ukrainian

The practical manual for representatives of state and municipal institutions, on the use of biomass as a fuel in the municipal sector in Ukraine, have been prepared by Renewable Energy Agency (a member of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine) together with UABio experts in a frame of UNDP Project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector in Ukraine".

The practical manual is intended for representatives of state and municipal institutions.

Download the practical manual for representatives of state and municipal institutions from the Project Website (in Ukrainian) or following the direct link below:

Practical manual for representatives of state and municipal institutions (in Ukrainian).

The practical manual for representatives of public institutions and public organizations working in the field of ecology, on the use of biomass as a fuel in the municipal sector in Ukraine, have been prepared by Renewable Energy Agency (a member of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine) together with UABio experts in a frame of UNDP Project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector in Ukraine".

The practical manual is intended for representatives of state institutions and public organizations working in the field of ecology.

Download the practical manual for representatives of public institutions and public organizations working in the field of ecology from the Project Website (in Ukrainian) or following the direct link below:

Practical manual for representatives of public institutions and public organizations working in the field of ecology (in Ukrainian).

The practical manual for representatives of the agro-industrial complex on the use of biomass as a fuel in the municipal sector in Ukraine, have been prepared by Renewable Energy Agency (a member of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine) together with UABio experts in a frame of UNDP Project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector in Ukraine".

The practical manual is intended for representatives of the agro-industrial complex

Download the practical manual for representatives of the agro-industrial complex from the Project Website (in Ukrainian) or following the direct link below:

Practical manual for representatives of the agro-industrial complex on the use of biomass as a fuel in the municipal sector (in Ukrainian).

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At present, the market of biomass for energy is underdeveloped in Ukraine. That has a negative influence on implementing new bioenergy projects and therefore on involving biomass into energy balance of the country. In particular, now there are no dedicated trade platforms such as exchange or auction for the wood fuel intended for bioenergy installations that makes it difficult to arrange stable procurement. The uncertain situation has formed regarding the market of agro-biomass for energy. There are no dedicated trade platforms for selling and purchasing baled straw, maize stalks and other types of biomass of agricultural origin. It is obvious that Ukrainian biofuel market urgently needs the development and reorganization.

Position Paper N 18 of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine covers issues related to the creation of the competitive biofuel market in Ukraine. The Paper includes consideration of the rules for unprocessed wood trade auctions in Ukraine and analysis of European biomass exchange practice. A prospective model for establishing biofuel exchange in Ukraine is suggested.

The Paper is available in:

English
Ukrainian

A manual "Comprehensive analysis of the Ukrainian biomass pellets market (definition of growth points)" has been prepared  by the experts of SEC "Biomass" (member of UABio) within the UNDP/GEF project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector of Ukraine".

Recently, there have been noticeable changes in the energy sector of Ukraine, in particular within the field of renewable energy, as well as in an individual and district heating. Issues of energy security, reduction of dependence on the imported energy, especially on the natural gas are becoming increasingly important. The Government has made the gradual alignment of natural gas prices and its subsidy reduction to certain categories of consumers, increasing their interest in the other fuels usage.

A number of the documents had been adopted, reinforcing the legislative framework for the RES implementation, in particular, the biomass usage, as well as  encouraging the natural gas substitution by the other energy sources.

The next important documents should be mentioned:

  • the National Action Plan on the Renewable Energy for the period up to 2020;
  • the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers "On stimulating of the natural gas substitution in the thermal energy production for the institutions and organizations financed from the state and the local budgets" and "On stimulating of the natural gas replacement within the heating sector";
  • the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers "Plan for short- and medium-term measurements for the natural gas consumption reduction for the period till 2017".

To download this manual from the website of the "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector of Ukraine" (in Ukrainian) or by the direct link below:

A manual "Comprehensive analysis of the Ukrainian biomass pellets market (definition of growth points)" (in Ukrainian)

Comprehensive analysis of biomass boilers market in Ukraine was conducted within the UNDP GEF project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector in Ukraine" by experts of the SEC "Biomass" (member of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine). The aim of the project is to accelerate the processes associated with the use of agricultural biomass in municipal heat supply sector and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Currently, there is the lack of objective data about the market prospects for production and implementation of biofuel boilers in Ukraine. The dynamic development of a new sector of thermal energy from biomass, national targets for increasing the share of renewable energy, the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions need to determine not only the current state of the sector, but also the prospects and scale of development.

The research covers the market of biofuel boilers, that are offered by many manufacturers and sellers, and is based on the study and analysis of production and consumption of the boilers in the period 2012 - 2015. The study covered the entire territory of Ukraine, except temporarily occupied territories. The direction of research - the open market of producers, goods, and their competitiveness.

Download the publication from the website of the Project "Development and Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies in the Municipal Sector in Ukraine" or following the direct link below:

Publication "Comprehensive analysis of the biomass boilers market in Ukraine" (in Ukrainian)

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Manual "Preparation and Implementation of projects on natural gas substitution with biomass in heat energy production in Ukraine" includes:

-  updated information on energy potential and usage of biomass for energy purposes in 2014;

- updated section on national goals and policy of Ukraine concerning energy production from biomass support;
- advanced information on energy usage of straw pellets;
- extended technical information about the technology and parameters of biomass burning methods;
- added information on the environmental requirements for biomass and gas cleaning system installation, ash usage;
- advanced list of successful biofuel production practices and thermal energy from biomass;
- updated and expanded list of domestic and foreign biomass boilers manufacturers;
- information on fuel systems, shredders wood and straw manufacturers;
- added list of gas-cleaning equipment manufacturers.

Concept of sustainable development originates from the environmental movement of 1960s that linked economic growth and worsening of the environmental state. One of the first applications of the term sustainable in the current sense can be found in the first report by the Club of Rome called «The limits to growth»  (1972). In 1980, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources published World Conservation Strategy , which includes one of the first references to sustainability as a global priority and introduces the term of “sustainable development”.

Position Paper 17 of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine covers general concept of the sustainable development, presents existing binding and recommended sustainability requirements for biofuels in the European Union, analyses the situation in Ukraine and suggests relevant recommendations.

The Paper is available in:

Ukrainian
English

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Corn is the most productive crop, and the highest gross harvest of grain corn in Europe is received in Ukraine more than once. Corn is widely used as a feedstock for food, pharmaceutical, chemical and other branches of industry, and also as a high-energy feed, that is suitable for feeding all kinds of animals and birds. Besides, corn is a feedstock for production of 1st and 2nd generation biofuels, as well as biogas.

Experts of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine have studied the issues related to the current state of the grain corn production, features of its cultivation and the possibilities of using by-products for energetic use. Corn is the most productive grain culture, by volume of biomass formation. In Ukraine currently only part of it – grain – is sold as commodity products, while plant residues are remained on the field.

Position Paper N16 containes information about fuel characteristics of by-products of grain corn and properties of its ash is shown. The technologies and equipment for by-products of grain corn harvesting are reviewed. Particular attention is given to the best practices of the USA. The estimation of costs of by-products of grain corn harvesting is offered. The prospects for its energetic use in Ukraine is estimated.

The Paper is available in: Ukrainian, Russian, English.

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