On the initiative and support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in the framework of the EBRD's FINTECC (Finance and Technology Transfer Centre for Climate Change) programme, a platform for sustainable agribusiness SAF Ukraine (Sustainable Agribusiness Forum) was created.

The mission of SAF Ukraine is to develop sustainable agribusiness models for efficient production of safe, high quality agri&food products in Ukraine, by means of implementing measures aimed on energy and resource efficiency, productivity improvements and technology upgrades.

During SAF Ukraine it is planning to:

  • implement market studies to analyze technology, regulatory, and knowledge barriers and gaps in climate technologies in Ukraine;
  • support development of a partnership, knowledge sharing and marketing activities for the agriwastes-to-energy supply chain. This activity will be conducted through delivering capacity building seminars/trainings for the agricultural sector, developing the collaborative network of market players and equip them with necessary information and communication tools, conducting study tour and disseminating success stories and case studies through website www.saf.org.ua.

SAF Ukraine business principles of sustainable entrepreneurship:

  • Focus on long-term value creation over short-term profit maximization;
  • Contribute to the transition to a green economy.

Follow SAF Ukraine (Sustainable Agribusiness Forum) on the website www.saf.org.ua

The Bioenergy Association of Ukraine is a partner of SAF Ukraine platform.

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Duration: 01 January 2019 – 31 December 2021

Financing: European Union's H2020-LCE research and innovation programme under grant agreement №818369.

Main objective: to produce a mass deployment of improved and market ready agrobiomass heating solutions running on agrobiomass in Europe.

Agrobiomass is a large, underexploited and indigenous resource, which can support the achievement of the European Energy and Climate targets, while promoting rural development and circular economy.

Through its activities, AgroBioHeat aims to raise confidence on agrobiomass, empower local stakeholders to unblock the market and influence the development of the European and national framework in a way that is favourable to agrobiomass heating solutions market uptake. Actions will be mainly located in 6 European countries (EL, ES, FR, RO, HR and UA; 5 EU-28+Ukraine) where an extensive national movement is intended to be created by the engagement, alignment of interests and creation of policy, financial and social conditions favouring the expansion of agrobiomass heating; at the EU level, specific policy recommendations regarding the efficiency and emissions of agrobiomass heating solutions will be passed on to relevant bodies for the development of new regulations.

To reach the project’s main aim, the following eight specific objectives are proposed:
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Duration: 01 November 2018 – 31 October 2021

Financing: European Union's H2020-LCE research and innovation programme under grant agreement №818083

Overall objective: to promote the market uptake of sustainable bioenergy in Europe using marginal, underutilized, and contaminated lands (MUC) for non-food biomass production through the provision of a web-based platform that serves as decision support tool.

Target countries which will be mapped: EU member states and Neighbouring countries (including Ukraine).

Scientific Engineering Centre "Biomass" (SECB) is one of the BIOPLAT-EU participants. SECB is co-founder and has been a Full Member of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine for 6 years.

Follow BIOPLAT-EU Project through the official BIOPLAT-EU project website and SEC "Biomass" website.http://biomass.kiev.ua/en/

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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»

Bioenergy4Business is a project funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union. Bioenergy4Business involves partners from twelve EU Member States and Ukraine. 

The Horizon 2020 project Bioenergy4Business (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. 

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