Take part in the online survey about the renewable gases market in Ukraine of the REGATRACE project

You are kindly invited to participate to the online survey of the REGATRACE project, where Bioenergy Association of Ukraine is a partner. The survey will take approximately 10 minutes. What is the REGATRACE project? REGATRACE is an Innovation Action co-funded by the European Commission under the Horizon2020 Research and Innovation Programme. REGATRACE aims creating an efficient trade system based on issuing and trading biomethane/renewable gases Guarantees of Origin (GoO). This objective will be achieved through the following founding pillars: European biomethane/renewable gases GoO system Set-up of national GoO issuing bodies - Integration of GoO from different renewable gas technologies with electric and...

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Bioenergy Day: event summary, November 6, 2019

XII International trade fair “Energy efficiency. Renewable energy” was held on November 6 at the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv. The Bioenergy Association also participated in the exhibition as an organizer of the All-Ukrainian Forum “Bioenergy Day”. Organizers of the event: Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, Global 100RE Ukraine. During the meeting participants were discussing such important topics as experience of bioenergy development in Ukraine and legislation and bioenergy technologies. This event became a communication platform for the industry's most qualified experts. Very important that participation was free for all visitors of Exhibition. “We fully understand the importance of creating such open and accessible expert’s...

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UABio working group meeting on coordination of proposals for state support on the cultivation of energy crops in Ukraine

According to UABio work plan for 2019-2020, the process of preparation the proposals for a regulatory act on providing state support and stimulating the cultivation of energy crops in Ukraine has been started. UABio experts have already analyzed international experience, appeal to all active market participants with experience in the cultivation and use of energy crops, with a request to provide their own assessment of existing barriers to such activities, structured answers of market participants and hold a working meeting on November 5. We hold a working meeting on November 5 with active market participants with experience in the cultivation and use of energy...

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Post-release and proceedings of AgroEnergyDAY 2019, 30 Оctober, Kyiv

  On October 30, Forum AgroEnergyDAY 2019  and Individual Consultations (Matchmaking) took place at the International Exhibition Center in Kyiv. Organizers: LLC "Kyiv International Contract Fair" and Bioenergy Association of Ukraine.Supported by: CU "Global 100RE Ukraine" and Sustainable Agribusiness Forum (SAF). The 2nd Forum brought together more than 100 participants and was devoted to a wide range of issues, which were combined into 4 sections: Bioenergy projects in the agrosector Biogas energy: Ukrainian opportunities, practical cases, modern technologies Agrobiomass and pellet technologies Solar energy and energy efficiency in agribusiness The opening of the forum was attended by Oleg Koval – organizer of AgroComplex 2019 exhibition, Georgii Geletukha – Chairman of...

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Development of UABio proposals for state support on the cultivation of energy crops in Ukraine

  According to UABio work plan for 2019-2020, the process of preparation the proposals for a regulatory act on providing state support and stimulating the cultivation of energy crops in Ukraine has been started. UABio experts are currently analyzing international experience in supporting the cultivation of energy crops to identify best practices and evaluate their application in Ukraine. In order to take into account the opinion of Ukrainian market participants and develop real proposals for state support, we appeal to all active market participants with experience in the cultivation and use of energy crops, with a request to provide their own assessment...

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Articles of members

Corn residues storage costs

The corn stover should be stored under the conditions of keeping its normal amount of moisture against rain and soaking from the ground, avoiding decay and ensuring protection against fire. The selection of a storage type will depend on location and local conditions. The corn stover can be stored in open storage, tarped storage, permanent structure storage or anaerobic storage[1]. Several factors should be considered when selecting appropriate storage systems: feedstock stability during storage, cost of storage infrastructure, accessibility of feedstock during the entire storage duration, integration of storage platform with processing plant. The storage of biomass in permanent structures offers...

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Cost of equipment and operations related to harvesting of corn residues

The economic feasibility of corn residues harvesting depends on capital (key element) and operating costs. Capital expenditure is the cost of purchasing equipment. Operating costs are the costs of fuel, amortization, maintenance and repair, materials and labor.  Operating costs considerably depends on machinery productivity and the distance of transportation of bales from the field to the central storage facility. According to the corn stover harvesting cost estimation results, the net cost of collected biomass on the storage facility can be from 22.3 EUR/t d.m. Following storage and densification in briquettes or pellets will increase the added value of the corn stovers. Prepared by:...

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Corn harvesting technologies: in rolls and crushed form

In addition to the technologies for harvesting corn residues in bales described in the previous article, this biomass can be also: pressed into rolls using a roll baler instead of a baler of rectangular bales; collected in a crushed form as a mixture of different fractions of plant residues; collected in a crushed form in a separate fraction of plant residues, such as rods. Prepared by: Semen Drahniev – Member of the Expert Council of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine for the platform of sustainable agribusiness SAF Ukraine. Technologies for harvesting corn and corn residues (in bales). Semen Drahniev. The platform of sustainable agribusiness SAF Ukraine. October 15th, 2019. The Bioenergy...

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Technologies for harvesting corn and corn residues (in bales)

There are several technological schemes for harvesting grain corn. Currently, the main method for harvesting commercial corn is combine threshing of ears in the field, shredding and spreading of the cut biomass with the use of combine harvesters equipped with corn reapers. This method of harvesting grain corn is the most economically feasible. In comparison with harvesting ears, the method provides 1.8-2 times decrease in labor costs and 20-25% reduction in fuel consumption[2]. Only a few agricultural enterprises (seed factories) collect corn as non-threshed ears with the following stationary threshing, which makes it possible to collect cobs. The seed factories...

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PhD (Law), Master’s Degree in International Law

Kyiv National T. Shevchenko University, Institute of International Relations

Florence School of Regulation ("Regulation of the Power Sector", completion certificate with excellency).



  1. Counsel on Energy, Construction and Infrastructure, Head of Real Estate and Construction, law firm "Redcliffe Partners" (former international law firm "Сlifford Chance Ukraine")
  2. Senior Associate, international law firm "Baker & McKenzie"
  3. Vice-Chairman of the Board of the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency

Publications, presentations:

  • "Renewable energy sources in Ukraine: Biomass. Risks. Opportunities", presentation at the EU Sustainable Energy Week, 2015
  • "Legal aspects of project financing in the renewable energy sector", presentation at II Legal Energy Forum, 1 November 2017
  • "Legal aspects of investment in renewable energy projects", presentation at the Alternative Energy Week, November 2017
  • "A surge of energy" (support mechanisms for the alternative energy production in Ukraine), article for “Yuridicheskaya Practika”, 15 August 2017
  • "The Law of Ukraine "On the Electricity Market" — integrating "green" energy in the new market landscape", article for business portal, 13 July 2017
  • "What does the Electricity Market Law mean for Ukrainians?", article for business portal, 22 June 2017
  • "Use of the international forms of contract in the renewable energy field, presentation at the international construction conference", June 2014
  • "FIDIC Conditions of Contract in the Context of Harmonisation of Public Procurement System in Ukraine with EU Standards", presentation at the Regional Infrastructure Conference, Krakow, March 2016
  • "Certification of Energy Performance of Buildings", article for “Yuridicheskaya Practika”, March 2013
  • "Legal Aspects of Participation of Engineer in Construction Projects: International Approaches", presentation at the Forum on Engineering and Construction “Economy of Life Cycle of Buildings”, December 2015
  • "Joint development projects: relying not only on confidence", article for "Commercial Property" magazine, September 2015
  • "Contractor's warranties and liability in Ukrainian construction law", article for “Construction Law International”, 2013
  • Contributing to the reports "Doing Business" by the World Bank, "Getting the Deal Through" by Law Business Research Ltd., "European Lawyer Reference Book", etc.

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