The paper presents some results of energy analysis of the life cycle of power production from solid biomass. The results are compared with the respective case of combined heat and power production. The greenhouse gases balance during the life cycle of power production from solid biomass is calculated.

Energy and ecology analysis of technologies for power production from biomass. Part 2. Georgiy Geletukha, Tetiana Zheliezna, Anatolii Bashtovyi. Journal "Industrial heat engineering", 2017, vт.39, №3 (p. 73-77)

State of the art and prospects for the development of the biofuel market in Ukraine are analyzed. Problems associated with the access to wood biomass and biomass of agricultural origin are considered. Legislative amendments enabling interested companies to harvest wood fuel in the state-owned forests are suggested. Proposals for improving the rules of timber auctions are presented.

Creation of the competitive biofuel market in Ukraine. Part 1. Georgiy Geletukha, Tetiana Zheliezna, Anatolii Bashtovyi. Journal "Industrial heat engineering", 2017, vт. 39, №3 (p. 85-90)

logo uprunning2Orchards have a significant potential of wood biomass from pruning and plantation removal. Ukrainian team of experts from Scientific Engineering Centre "Biomass" within the uP_running project of HORIZON 2020 continues to work with horticultural farms searching for solutions to create value chains for sustainable supply of woody biomass from agrarian pruning and plantation removal for energy purposes.

Read the first results of the assessment of the potential of Agrarian Pruning and Plantation Removals (APPR) for the economy in the Vinnytsia region in the article "What is the potential for the growth of the well-being of the farmers" on the website of the uP_running project.

The paper presents analysis of the place of biomass in Ukraine’s energy balance and the role of bioenergy in achieving the goals of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan. The potential of biomass for energy in Ukraine is analyzed. Problems of heat tariffs setting and main problems of biofuel market are considered. Ways for creating the competitive heat and biofuel markets in Ukraine are suggested.

State of the art and prospects for bioenergy development in Ukraine. Georgiy Geletukha, Tetiana Zheliezna. Journal "Industrial heat engineering", 2017, vm. 39, №2 (p. 60-64).

biogas plant 1Biogas plants on agricultural waste are primarily aimed at obtaining renewable energy: electricity, heat, industrial steam, and in the case of further purification of biogas - fuel for engines or a substitute for natural gas (biomethane). However, additional energy and diversification of its supply are far from being all arguments in favor of the construction of biogas plants. There are numerous ecological advantages: control of unpleasant odors and pathogens, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (methane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide), it is possible to reduce the need for fertilizers. And of course biogas plants are new prospects for agribusiness, alternative land use, deep utilization of waste and by-products, new jobs and, finally, a source of additional profit from the sale of energy.

On how the biogas market in Ukraine is developing now and what opportunities still remain unused read in the article of the deputy director of the Scientific Engineering Center "Biomass" Yuri Matveev "To the farmer and to the state ..." on the agrarian web site "AGRO TIMES" (in Ukrainian).

smokestackIn many European cities consumers can choose heat suppliers. How to introduce such a system in Ukraine? Reed more in the article of UABio member Oleg Savytsky for Ekonomichna pravda

Monopolized district heating sector of Ukraine comes to a standstill. It accumulates dollars of debts and is not able to provide quality services.

One of the answers to these challenges is to make the sector competitive. Some neighbors-states of Ukraine have successful practices of such changes.

Reed full article on the Ekonomichna pravda web-site (in Ukrainian).

State-of-the-art and prospects for the development of power production from biomass in Ukraine are analyzed. Main approaches to choosing steam turbines for the commercial projects on biomass CHP plants for public heat supply are considered. The paper presents some results of energy analysis of the life cycle of combined heat and power production from solid biomass.

Energy and ecology analysis of technologies for power production from biomass. Part 1. Georgiy Geletukha, Tetiana Zheliezna, Anatolii Bashtovyi. Journal "Industrial heat engineering", 2017, vт.39, №1 (p. 58-64)

district heatingWhy Ukraine lags behind in the establishment of fair competition in the district heating, as it is done in Europe. More on the issue read in the article "Disrict Heating" published in the analytical magazine "Housing and communal services of Ukraine".

Of course, a role played by the fact that until recently there were price distortions in tariffs for thermal energy for different types of consumers due to the subsidized price of natural gas. As a result, tariffs for the population, whose share in the consumption of heat in district heating systems is in some villages up to 85-90%, were so low, that do not encourage the potential producers of thermal energy from other (except natural gas) fuels and energy to participate in it. Now the situation has changed as a result of the alignment of prices for natural gas for different categories of consumers.

Але існує ще низка причин. Cфера комунального теплопостачання сформувалася ще в радянський час як монополія з виробництва, транспортування та постачання теплової енергії. І досі комунальні підприємства теплопостачання не мають достатніх економічних чи законодавчих стимулів до участі у формуванні конкурентного ринку централізованого теплопостачання. Та й потенційні незалежні виробники теплової енергії насправді обмежені в доступі до теплових мереж.

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competition vs monopolyOleksandr Dombrovskyi, Sergiy Savchuk, Georgiy Geletukha, Diana Korsakaite, Volodymyr Kramar in the article "Competition vs monopoly in heat supply" wrote about  the essential prerequisites for reducing the cost of heat and improve the quality of services for consumers. The article was published in the analytical magazine "Housing and communal services of Ukraine".

The experience of developed European countries shows that one of the effective ways to ensure the development and increase the efficiency of heating systems is the introduction of competitive relations in this area.

Currently, in the district heating of Ukraine, the vast majority of manufacturers and suppliers of heat belong to the municipal or state property. And often these organizations combine activities of production, transportation, and supply of heat and are monopolists in district heating at a given area for decades. Most of them use natural gas, as fuel, which is currently the most expensive energy carrier.

Since July 2016, the fuel component, based on natural gas, accounted for 84% of the tariff for thermal energy for the population.

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EU sustainability criteria for the production and consumption of biofuels  are analyzed. The paper reviews current EU policy on sustainable bioenergy and future  plans.  It is shown that general trend is appearance of wider and stricter  requirements for the sustainability of biofuels. Recommendations for the sustainable production of biofuels in Ukraine are presented.

Analysis of criteria for sustainable development of bioenergy. Georgiy Geletukha, Tetiana Zhelyezna, Oleksandra Tryboi, Anatoliy Bashtovyi, Scientific journal "Industrial Heat Engineering", 2016, N6 (p. 49-57) (in Ukrainian) or in English