bioenergy growth 2015 enOn December 20, State Statistics Service of Ukraine has published the energy balance of 2015. UABio experts have analyzed the energy balance and prepared the infographics about the biofuels contribution from 2010 to 2015 (recalculated on the substitution of natural gas in billion m3/year).

On an indicator "Production of Biofuels & waste" in 2015 natural gas substitution with biofuels was 3,26 billion m3/year, and the average growth rate in the period 2010-2015 amounted 38%/year.  

On an indicator Total Primary Energy Supply of Biofuels & waste natural gas substitution with biofuels in 2015 was 2,63 billion m3/year, and the average growth rate in the period 2010-2015 amounted 26%/year.  

The difference between production and supply of biofuels is export outside Ukraine in the form of pellets, wood chips, firewood and other biofuels. These exported resources can be easily attracted to the domestic market of Ukraine under favorable conditions created.

In particular in the energy balance states: "In 2015 the largest share in the structure of RES production belonged to biofuels - 81.3%."

In 2015 the contribution of biofuels to Total Final Consumption was 3.6% and 2.3% of the total primary energy supply.

Energy balance of Ukraine is available on the State Statistics Service website or here.

uabio infographics bioenergy role in eu en“The renewable share of energy use for electricity and heat has nearly doubled in just a decade (2004 - 2014).

Biomass accounts for nearly a fifth of renewable electricity production and nine-tenths of renewable heat.”.

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Two equally important point, that, accordingly to International Monetary Fund, will help climate change issues solving.

Infographics - for when a 30 Page UABio Analytics is just too much :-) 

Another infographics from Bioenergy Association of Ukraine. 

With the growth of industrial production in the world, emissions of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have increased, which in turn led to global climate change. Whatwill be playing the vital role in reducing CO2 emissions? 

Source:World Energy Outlook Special Report 2015: Energy and Climate Change

Infographics — for when a 30-Page UABio Analytics is just too much :-)

Another infographics from UABio is the answer  to the "all forests will be cut down" statement.  Annual increment in forest for wood supply in Ukraine is twice more than annual felling for wood-processing industryb and fuel supply.

To prevent  the disagreement with infographics: questions to think about:

Do You think, that in Ukraine illegal felling could be 20 million m3 per year?

How wood from illegal deforestation is used? If it is exported abroad, then why bioenergy is blamed?

Do You think, that in Ukraine the rural population for woodfuel (illegal procurement) will cut down acres of forest completely and do not use dead wood, burnt wood, the sick and the fallen wood?

UABio considers these accusations unfounded!

Infographics — for when a 30-Page UABio Analytics is just too much :-)

The experts of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine have compared the amounts of natural gas (NG) replaced by energy produced from "biofuels and waste" in 2010-2014 and the national indicative targets of National Renewable Energy Action Plan through 2020 (NREAP).

The amounts of natural gas replaced by energy produced  from "biofuels and waste" from 2010 to 2014, according to energy balance of Ukraine by State Statistics Service of Ukraine is shown in the Table 1. 

Table 1. Energy produced from "biofuels and waste" from 2010 to 2014, according to energy balance of Ukraine by State Statistics Service of Ukraine

* 1 mln toe = 1.25 billion m3 of natural gas

Ассording to the Table 1, the average growth rate of bioenergy in Ukraine in 2010-2014 is 42% per year. With the same growth rate in bioenergy,"biofuels and waste" will replace 5.38 billion m3 of natural gas in 2020.

The national indicative targets of NAPRE for the period until 2020 were recalculated to the amounts of natural gas that will be replaced. The amounts of natural gas that will be replaced include the amounts of natural gas replaced by heat production in boiler plants and by heat and power production in combined heat and power plants (CHP mode). While recalculated the amounts of natural gas replaced by combined heat and power plants (CHP mode) the following assumptions were used:

  • 90% of electricity generation from solid biomass is produced in CHP plants and the installed heat capacity is three times as large as the installed electricity capacity;
  • The efficiency of installed heat capacity during the heating period is 77.5%;
  • Only CHP plants on solid biomass was taking into account (CHP plants on biogas was not taking into account).

To summarize: the bioenergy is continuing to develop steadily but today's growth rate is not enough to achieve the national indicative targets of NAPRE for the biomass for the period until 2020, that is equal  to 7.2 bln. m3/ year of natural gas .