uabioconf 2017 organizers support enDear professionals and enthusiasts of bioenergy! International Conference "BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2017" invites to participate and offers advantages of early registration. In 2017 the conference will be held on 19-20 September in the heart of the capital city of Ukraine, Kyiv, in a historic building of the Great Conference Hall of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

International Conference "BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2017" annually brings together national and international bioenergy professionals to discuss the most pressing issues of the sector and exchange experiences. Global trends of bioenergy, implemented pilot projects, advanced equipment, financial support for projects - all these topics will be discussed within the sections of the conference:

  • Strategy, policy issues, financing;
  • Electricity generation and heat production from solid biofuels;
  • Biomass resources and pre-treatment;
  • Biogas production and use.
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sef 2017The biggest business event devoted to the latest energy technology, renewable energy and energy efficiency SEF-2017, 9th International Sustainable Energy Forum and Exhibition for Eastern Europe will be held in the Ukrainian capital on October 9-11 in the National Convention and Exhibition Centre "Parkovy".

For the last nine years, SEF KYIV has confirmed its status as one of the most authoritative and biggest business platform for sustainable energy industry development in Eastern Europe offering high qualitative agenda, outstanding audience and exceptional opportunities for meetings, traditionally gathering all the stakeholders interested in development and investments in the projects in energy efficiency in industry and municipal sectors, in solar energy, wind energy, bioenergy, geothermal and other types of renewable energy as well as new energy technology.

This year, the SEF-2017 Kyiv Forum will be held on October 9 and 10th and the SEF Kyiv Exhibition will be working during October 10th and 11th. Besides the extensive business forum agenda and exhibition, B2B meetings on the prearranged basis will become the important part of the event. And, for the first time, the New Energy Tech Contest - SEF AWARDS will estimate the projects and achievements made in sustainable energy industry of Eastern Europe.

Within three days of SEF-2017 Kyiv, the latest changes and initiatives in legislation and state policy of Ukraine and neighboring countries, sustainable energy solutions for businesses and industrial sector, utilities and infrastructure, and private households will be presented and discussed. 

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EBPe7Building on the success of ACI’s Biomass to Power conference series, previously held in Vienna, London, Krakow, Copenhagen, Berlin & Seville we are delighted to host European Biomass to Power 2017 Conference on 8th & 9th November in Aarhus, Denmark.

Already on its 7th edition, this event will give latest updates on the European biomass market and its new developments, as well as focus on sustainability challenges. Over the two days, ACI's conference will give you in-depth look into case studies giving practical examples of planning, finance and technology strategies utilised for biomass co-generation projects.

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forbio logoWorkshop “Prospects of sustainable feedstock production for advanced biofuels in Ukraine” will be held on September 20-21, 2017 within the framework of the International Conference "Biomass for energy-2017”. This event holding in a frame of International project “FORBIO – Fostering sustainable feedstock production for advanced biofuels on under-utilized land in Europe” (More details:

The goal of the seminar is to:
  • Present the results of the assessment of the agronomic and techno-economic potentials, the assessment of sustainability of the selected advanced bioenergy value chains in the case study sites, as well as on policy barriers. The best practices for bioenergy policies regulations and support schemes will be also presented.
  • Discuss with stakeholders and potential projects participants of economic and non-economic barriers to commercialization of both feedstock growing and their use for the production of next generation biofuels. Representatives of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will lead the discussion with the audience.
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b4b logoIn 2017, members of the project consortium led by Austrian Energy Agency are completing the international project «Bioenergy for Business» (В4В). The Horizon 2020 project B4B aims at supporting and promoting the (partial) substitution of fossil fuels (such as coal, oil, gas) used for heating with available bioenergy sources (such as by-products of the wood-based industry, forest biomass, pellets, straw and other agricultural biomass products) in the project partners’ countries and beyond.

All materials and deliverables of the project are available on its web-site.

In particular, the following instruments and brochures have been developed within the framework of B4B project:

Opportunities vs Challenges is the final B4B project workshop. It is a free-of-charge event, which will take place in Brussels on 21 June 2017. Due to a limited number of seats, preliminary registration is required.

«Biomass in-house boilers for potential operators/investors»

bioenergy day 12 april 201712 April 2017, Bioenergy Association of Ukraine along with company "EuroIndex" and officially supported by the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine will hold a seminar-discussion "Bioenergy Day" in frames of the 2nd day of the IV National Specialized Trade Show and Forum "Independent Heat&Power Engineering". The event was attended by around 50 participants, including representatives of cities and utility companies, ESCOs and energy companies, biofuel producers and scientists.

Speakers of the event will participate in three discussions on the following topics:

  • Discussion 1: Prospects for creation of a competitive heat market in Ukraine;
  • Discussion 2: Prospects for the creation of a competitive biofuels exchange in Ukraine;
  • Discussion 3: Experience in the development of bioenergy in the EU.
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geletukha cebc2017Head of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgiy Geletukha took part in the 5th Central European Biomass Conference, on the 18th to 20th in Graz, Austria.

The Conference gathered more than 1000 participants, and Programme contained 156 speeches within such conference events as Pellet Day, Biogas Day, World Bioenergy Day, BIOENERGY 2020+ Day and excursions to bioenergy facilities.

The 5th Central European Biomass Conference focused its efforts for 2017 particularly on the following aspects:

  • Sustainability at regional and national scale and sustainability considerations for different value chains;
  • Biomass-combustion-based grids and hybrid systems and lowest-emission biomass combustion systems;
  • Advanced technologies for the realization of a biobased economy;
  • Policies, markets, and consumer attitudes;
  • Heat and electricity from biomass;
  • Fuel characterization and quality assurance.

Presentation of Georgiy Geletukha at the 2nd Central European Pellet Day: "Analysis of Ukrainian biomass pellets market"
Presentation of Georgiy Geletukha at World Bioenergy Day: "Development and prospects of bioenergy in Ukraine"

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Ukraine is facing major energy challenges and biomass as a resource could substantially contribute to the supply of heat, power and fuels. Since 2014 the Netherlands has been supporting Ukraine in revealing the full potential of reliable and high-quality biobased energy production through "Dutch-Ukrainian Seminar on Bioenergy Cooperation". This year the seminar took place on the 21st of September in Kiev within the 12th “Biomass for Energy” Conference in Ukraine. It was organized jointly by the Dutch consortium "Partners in International Business - Biobased Energy Ukraine" and Scientific engineering center “Biomass” with the support of the Netherlands Embassy in Ukraine and the Bioenergy association of Ukraine. The focus of this year seminar was on use of biomass in district heating of municipalities of Ukraine. Besides the Dutch companies, the seminar attracted Ukrainian representatives of state and local authorities, DH companies, commercial companies, bioenergy and energy efficiency associations, consulting, research and legal institutions.

The speakers were:
  • the Director of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency for renewable and alternative energy sources and energy saving of Ukraine Mr. Dmytro Kovalenko;
  • the Agricultural Counselor of the Netherlands Embassy in Ukraine Ms. Carolien Spaans;
  • the CEO of the "Energy Efficient Cities of Ukraine" Association Mr. Andriy Kurchiv;
  • the Head of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Mr. Georgiy Geletukha;
  • the Senior Deputy of Mirhorod city Mr. Serhii Shvaika;
    - the Senior Expert on bioenergy and bio-economy of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency Mr. Kees Kwant;
  • the Head of the UNDP project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector in Ukraine" Mr. Volodymyr Lyaschenko;
  • the Director of the International sales department in Ukraine of KARA Energy Systems B.V. Mr. Willy Bijen;
  • the Senior Research Specialist on bioenergy at Wageningen University, the Netherlands, Mr. Wolter Elbersen;
  • the General Director of BTG-BTL and Empyro plant in the Netherlands Mr. Gerhard Muggen;
  • the Coordinator for Partners in International Business - Biobased Energy Ukraine, Mr. Willem Maaskant.

The presentation session included Dutch experience in biomass-based heating, overview of bioenergy in industry and municipalities in the Netherlands, issues of sustainable production of biomass as well as the fast pyrolysis technology of wooden biomass and agricultural wastes and ESCO solutions. Participants also learned more about Dutch consortium "Partners in International Business - Biobased Energy Ukraine" and raised their awareness on the state of the art of energy efficient cities in Ukraine.

Very vital topic for bioenergy development in municipal sector was raised by the Head of UABIO Georgii Geletukha, who presented a new model for the competitive heat market in Ukraine where biomass-based DH could compete with fossil fuels. Some projects and successful stories of biomass-based heating in Ukraine, shown by the Head of the UNDP project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector in Ukraine" Mr. Volodymyr Lyaschenko and the Senior Deputy of Mirhorod city Mr. Sergiy Shvaika added more practical experience to the seminar.

On the 22nd of September, the Dutch delegation visited two bioenergy sites, where heat production from gas was substituted with biomass boilers. These were one of the leading producers of roses in Ukraine Company "Camellia" and the M.M. Gryshko National Botanic Garden. There are two biomass boilers on wood chips, 3.5 MW each, which produce heat for the green houses of the company. It allowed to reduce the share of heating costs in the production costs from 45% to less than 5%. The green houses of the National Botanic Garden are also heated from two boilers 3 MW and 1.2 MW that use wood pellets as a fuel.

Presentations of the Seminar:
1. Wim Maaskant, PIB: "Biomass from Agriculture and Forestry  as Source for Local  E nergy Eff i cient  Solutions  – Dutch technologies"
2. Willy Bijen, KARA Energy Systems B.V.: "Dutch technology, made in Ukraine: Heateco - powered by KARA" (in Ukrainian)
3. Andriy Kyrchiv, Association of Energy Efficient Cities of Ukraine: "Energy efficient cities in Ukraine and problems and solutions for Bioenergy" (in Ukrainian)
4. Georgiy Geletukha, UABio: "Development of bioenergy in municipal sector of Ukraine"
5. Kees Kwant, Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Netherlands: "Biomass Heating  in industry and municipalities  in the Netherlands"
6. Wolter Elbersen, Wageningen UR/FBR, Senior Researcher Biomass and Bioenergy: "Regional biomass supply chains in  Ukraine"
7. Gerard Muggen, BTG-BTL/Empyro: "Pyrolysis  for Valorisation of Biomass in Ukraine"
8. Wim Maaskant / Andrej Yefimov, PIB: "ESCO solutions for financing and operation of local heating systems in Ukraine"
9. Volodymyr Lyashchenko, Project Manager of UNDP Project "Development and Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies in the Municipal Sector of Ukraine": "Prospects and challenges for biomass use in municipal heating and hot water supply in Ukraine"
10. Sergii Shvaika, first deputy of Myrgorod mayor: "Experience of Myrgorod (Poltava oblast) in biomass based heat supply"
11. Jacques Bazen, Saxion University of Applied Science: International cooperation
12. Jacques Bazen, Saxion University of Applied Science: Building a business model
Wim Maaskant

energy crops 2016 2

Bioenergy Association of Ukraine was the co-organizer of the seminar "Prospects for energy crops in Ukraine", which on June 30 was held by the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE) jointly with the Kyiv Regional State Administration, LLC "Ukrteplo" and UkrNDIPVT named after L.Pohorilyi. The seminar was attended by over 80 participants from all over Ukraine and from Poland. The seminar was aimed at raising awareness of local authorities and community development, as well as attracting businesses to create new renewable energy sources in the form of perennial plantations of energy crops.

The seminar consisted of theoretical and practical parts and was held at the site of UkrNDIPVT named after L.Pohorilyi of NAAS of Ukraine. The seminar was opened by an advisor of the Head of SAEE Sergiy Savchuk and Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgiy Geletukha. In his speech, Georgiy Geletukha reminded the considerable potential of biomass in Ukraine, which is 29.8 million TCE. One-third of this potential by conservative estimate belongs to bioenergy crops that can be grown on unused agricultural land of poor quality, which in Ukraine is about 4 million ha. When growing energy crops on 1 million hectares with average yields of 11.5 million tons / year Ukraine can potentially replace up to 5.5 billion m3 of natural gas per year.

Presentations of the speakers (in Ukrainian)
  1. "Stimulation of natural gas substitution" — Yuriy Shafarenko, Head of the Department of SAEE
  2. "Development and Prospects of Bioenergy in Ukraine" — Georgiy Geletukha, Head of the Board of Bioenergy association of Ukraine
  3. "Experience of growing energy crops" — Iryna Gnap, Director of Agro-energy company "Salix Energy"
  4. "Energy crops in the Netherlands and Ukraine" — Kees Kwant, Senior Expert, Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Netherlands
  5. "Practical experience of the use of energy crops "- Ivan Nadein, founder of group of companies" Ukrteplo "

gbep 300x198Head of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgiy Geletukha took part in 4th Bioenergy Week, held by Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP), June 21&24, 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. Georgiy Geletukha moderated the session "BIOGAS OPPORTUNITIES - Exchange of experiences and opportunities of biogas and biomethane developments in the region." In his speech, Chairman of the UABio told about the biogas experience in Ukraine.


Summary of the event
Presentation of Georgiy Geletukha "Biogas experience in Ukraine"
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