The Bioenergy Association of Ukraine has become one of the 15 profile associations of Ukraine in the field of energy, metallurgy, agro-sector, water management, etc., which signed the Memorandum on cooperation in the field of ecology. The signing took place on July 12, 2019, during the briefing "Environmental manipulations: the price for Ukraine", conducted at the initiative of the Professional Association of Environmentalists of Ukraine.

Read more ...

We are pleased to announce that UABio members were registered as candidates for people's deputies for the elections of people's deputies of Ukraine that will be held on July 21, 2019:

Director General of the LLC "Metropolia" Viktor Kurtiev was registered as a candidate for people's deputy of Ukraine in the single mandate electoral district No. 143. The subject of the nomination is the political party "Sluga narodu"..

Deputy Director General of PJSC "Ecoprod" Bohdan Rogachenko was registered as a candidate for people's deputy of Ukraine in the single mandate electoral district No. 60, a self-nomination.

Congratulations to our colleagues! We wish you a great success during the elections of people's deputies of Ukraine and successful work on the promotion of bioenergy!

Reference:

LLC "Metropolia" is a member of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine from 2016.

PJSC "Ecoprod" is a member of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine from 2018

UABio experts Tetiana Zheliezna and Semeon Drahniev took part in the second project meeting of the AgroBioHeat project took place in Zagreb (Croatia) 3-5 July, 2019. The results of the project tasks for the first 6 months were presented and the plans for the second half of the year were discussed at the meeting. In particular, the planned steps to attract different stakeholders to the project to use of agrobiomass for heating systems in countries such as Croatia, Romania, France, Ukraine, Spain, and Greece were considered. Representatives of the Danish center Agro Business Park (ABP) talked about Denmark's experience in using straw for energy purposes. About 25% of the total amount of straw in this country (1.5 million tons/year) is used exactly in the energy sector.

The third day of the meeting of the consortium of the project was devoted to the technical excursion. The first object of the excursion was in the town of Križevci, where, owing to the co-financing of local residents (crowdfunding) by the Green Energy Cooperative (ZEZ), a solar panel project was implemented in a municipal building with an office of an industrial park in 2018. The produced "green" electricity is consumed by the office for its own needs. The project investors will return funds in a 10 years period and earn a profit that exceeds the existing rate on bank deposits, and the solar panels will become the property of the municipality. The second object of excursion was the Senko enterprise for the production of modern domestic boilers and stoves on pellets and briquettes from biomass, as well as firewood. The motto of the manufacturer is "quality without compromises." The company has already tested the improved models of boilers for burning of agrobiomass. They are ready for batch production.

Read more about AgroBioHeat:

AgroBioHeat: Promoting the penetration of agrobiomass heating in European rural areas

More about the Second meeting of AgroBioHeat partners, read on the project's website at the link

We are pleased to announce that UABio member Eduard Kharchyna was elected to the Public Council of State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine.

The main tasks of the Public Council are to exercise public control over the activities of the SNRCU and to promote the consideration of public opinion during the formation and implementation of state policy.

Eduard Kharchiyna is also registered as a candidate for people's deputies of Ukraine in the multi-member state-wide electoral district according to the list of the political party “Gromadyanska pozytsiya” Anatoliy Grytsenko at number 16.

Congratulations to our colleague and wish you successful work on the promotion of bioenergy!

Is there an alternative to expensive gas in Ukraine? What are the prospects for "green" energy in Ukraine? Why is it worth introducing a biofuel exchange? Where it is profitable to grow energy crops, and is it cost-effective?

These and other topical questions were answered by Georgii Geletukha, Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, in his interview for the release of "Information Day" on Channel 8 July 4, 2019.

 See the full interview HERE (in Ukrainian)

More about the discussed issues you can read in the articles of UABio experts::

> Analysis of the main trends of bioenergy development in the European Union

> Biomass boilers in Ukraine need to be exempted from CO2 tax

> Legal regulation for the creation of the electronic trading system for solid biofuels in Ukraine

> Creation of the e-commerce system for solid biofuels trading

> Opportunities for harvesting agrobiomass and production of biofuels by municipal enterprises in Ukraine

> How to use “underutilized lands” for the cultivation of sustainable biomass feedstock

undp-uaThe UNDP project "Development and Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies in the Municipal Sector in Ukraine" announced the selection of municipal heat supply projects using agrarian biomass for technical assistance to develop investment documentation.

Who can apply:

  • Municipality on the territory of which the project is being implemented;
  • Utilities, providing services in the field of heat supply (teplokommunenergo);
  • Public utilities (schools, hospitals, kindergartens, etc.) and / or institutions that keep them on balance (departments, education, healthcare, etc.) that require heat supply;
  • Private commercial legal entities that supply thermal energy to public utilities or in district heating systems.

Applications can be submitted from municipal projects from all regions of Ukraine.

Applications must be sent to the Project by 18:00, July 31, 2019, at the e-mail address: paata.janelidze@undp.org (Paata Janelidze).

You can get the Application Form and the Annex to it on the Project website (in Ukrainian) or through the email above.

Presentation (in Ukrainian) with selection conditions and the responsibilities of the parties.

 

In 2018, Ukraine exported more than 2.3 million tons of raw biofuel in the form of firewood, wood chips, briquettes, and pellets, of which 1.2 million tons is fuel (pellets, briquettes) for a total of about 3 billion USD. Only this volume of fuel raw material is equivalent to 600 million m3 of natural gas for the purchase of which at a low price (215 dollars/thousand m3 = 5680 UAH/thousand m3, May 2019), Ukraine spent more than 3.4 billion UAH. For a similar volume of gas in January (price 8890 UAH/thousand m3), we paid 5.3 billion UAH.

Yevhen Oliynyk, Member of the UABio Board:

"Is it advisable for the country to export cheap biofuels and to import expensive natural gas themselves? Energy independence should be a priority of public policy aimed at stimulating the internal use of biofuels for energy production".
Read more ...

Georgiy Geletukha, Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine (UABio), shared his vision of opportunities for bioenergy development in Ukraine on the opening ceremony of the Bziv biogas station in Kyiv region, Ukraine.

What should be added at the legislative level for the development of the biogas industry?

We, from the UABio, will propose and lobby a number of legislative initiatives that need to be resolved at the state level. First, it is a support for the production of biomethane. Secondly, creating an economic attractiveness of covering peak loads in the network at the expense of biogas capacity. Thirdly, state assistance in the transport of transport for the use of biogas.

What is bioenergy for Ukraine?

Read more ...