Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, supporting the initiative of the European Bioenergy Association "Bioenergy Europe", celebrates the Bioenergy Day in Ukraine.

In 2018 Bioenergy Day in Ukraine is on December 18th. This means that 13 days out of 365 Ukraine fully satisfies its needs only because of bioenergy. This is two extra days of clean energy compared to 2017

Due to the good temp of bioenergy sector development (35% per year in 2010-2016) we will have more extra days of clean energy compared to 2018 and the Bioenergy Day in Ukraine will come sooner :)

More about Bioenergy Day in Ukraine in 2017 You can read here.

About Bioenergy Day in Europe You can read here or at the European Bioenergy Day campaign's website.

About Bioenergy Europe's Statistical Report 2018 You can read here.

UABio prepared some facts about Bioenergy development in Ukraine and Europe:

- 2.3% bioenergy gives to energy balance in Ukraine in 2016
- 18% bioenergy gives to energy balance in EU in 2016
- 11.5% is planned to be gave by bioenergy in Ukraine in 2035
- 81% is part of bioenergy from all RES in Ukraine in 2016
- 6.2% of heat energy produced from biomass in Ukraine in 2016
- 13 days Ukraine can rely on bioenergy in 2018
- 43 days EU can rely on bioenergy in 2018
- 3.8 billion $ Ukraine spent on natural gas import in 2017
- In 2016 Ukraine was able to do without 3.5 billion cubic meters of imported natural gas thanks to bioenergy
- 13000 people work in bioenergy sector in Ukraine in 2016
- 1 out of 2 people working in renewables are employed in the bioenergy sector

The head of the Board of the Bioenergy association of Ukraine – Georgii Geletukha won the oscar "Stakeholder of green changes" in the framework of the "ECOtransformation-2018" project for Bioenergy association of Ukraine activity in 2018. Also the Member of UABio Auditing Committee Yurij Epshtein won oscar for activity in the bioenergy sector in Ukraine in 2018.

We sincerely rejoice with the winners and are inspired for further work in the direction of "green" transformation of the energy sector of Ukraine!

During the event there were rewarded 50 green chanhers: those who influenced the green changes during the year, overcome obstacles and found solutions for the ecological transformation of the state and business!

More about event You can read in the Project website (in Ukrainian).

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Bioenergy Association of Ukraine appealed to the acting Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety Dombrovsky O.G., People's Deputies - members of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety, and Head of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine Savchuk S.D. on the reduction of the "green" tariff for biomass and biogas by 10% from 2020 and another 10% reduction from 2025 under the Draft Law "On Amendments to Certain Laws of Ukraine" on ensuring the competitive conditions for the production of electric energy from alternative sources of energy "№8449-d from 05.12.2018.

It should be reminded that Bioenergy Association of Ukraine sent to the Fuel and Energy Committee the letter No. 429 from "20", June 2018, justifying the non-admission of such a reduction and the risk of a complete stop of the sector after 2020, if such a decision was made. Unfortunately, in Ukraine there is already an unnatural lag in the development of electricity generation from biomass and biogas in relation to the production of electricity from other renewable energy sources, in particular solar and wind energy, including those comparing with the trends in the EU. In our opinion, the main reason for this is the lack of a functioning "green tariff" for biomass and biogas. It is significantly lower than in most EU countries. In particular, Ukraine ranks 13th among 15 EU countries that use the "green tariff" as a means of stimulating the production of electricity from biomass and biogas.

Read the full text of the UABio letter on the reduction of the "green" tariff for electricity from biomass and biogas by 10% from 2020 (in Ukrainian)

Consultants, agro-industry technicians, extension services, agrarian associations are welcome to participate in training for trainers which will be held in a frame of uP_running project.

Get to know:

  • How to support entrepreneurs interested in setting-up a new value chain based on APPR biomass
  • A new way to manage woody residues from pruning and plantations removal

IN A PROGRAM (in Ukrainian)

  • Get a first insight into APPR biomass for energy and main issues for organizing and starting a new value chain based on APPR biomass. 
  • Learn most usual consultant questions and doubts in the areas of APPR biomass mobilization and value chains development. 
  • Learn how to use the Consultancy Handbook and get trained with some examples.
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Workshop “PIB Biobased Ukraine Business Development and Investment. Exchange of expertise to formulate bankable projects” was held on November 22, 2018 in Kyiv, Ukraine, and was dedicated to the exchange of expertise to formulate bankable projects for PIB members and their Ukraine counterparts through a crash course business development for bankable projects together with examples by PIB members to show the potential of their technologies. Event was organized by Partners for International Business project: Biobased Energy Ukraine, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine, State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE), Bioenergy Association of Ukraine (UABio) and association “Ukrainian agribusiness club”.

The Workshop planned for 65 participants actually brought together 98 participants, including representatives of agricultural companies, academic institutions, municipalities, governments, financial institutions, consulting organizations, equipment providers and media. 

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bioenergy-europe-2018-statistical-reportSince its debut in 2007, Bioenergy Europe’s Statistical Report has provided an in-depth overview of the bioenergy sector across EU-28.

Enriched every year with new statistics and findings, it gathers unique data on the dynamics of the European bioenergy market from a growing number of international contributors, helping the industry, decision makers, investors and all bioenergy professionals to better assess the situation of bioenergy in Europe.

Readers will get accurate, up-to-date information on the overall EU energy system, the current state of play of bio-heat and bio-electricity, the availability and dynamics of supply, and much more - including a whole chapter dedicated to statistics on pellet.

>>Download Bioenergy Europe's Statistical Report 2018 you can on Bioenergy Europe website.

UABio has been a Full Member of Bioenergy Europe (formerly known as AEBIOM) Association for 2 years already.

About AEBIOM rebrands to “Bioenergy Europe you can read here.

Date: 22 November 2018 (Thursday), 9:00 – 17:00

Organizers: Partners for International Business project: Biobased Energy Ukraine, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine, State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE) and Bioenergy Association of Ukraine (UABio).

Goal: Exchange of expertise to formulate bankable projects for PIB members and their Ukraine counterparts through a crash course business development for bankable projects together with examples by PIB members to show the potential of their technologies.

The Dutch Partners for International Business project on Biobased Energy in Ukraine work with a set of partners from industry and research to highlight the potential of technologies and knowledge from the Netherlands to support the energy independence of Ukraine. Feasibility studies have been carried out and ideas about potential projects have been exchanged and developed into plans, proposals and first contracts. See: www.biobased-ukraine.nl

The conversion technologies require bankable projects for implementation in Ukraine. This essentially means that projects need to guarantee feedstock availability, quality and price, the offtake of the products (heat, electricity, fuels, etc) and last but not least reliable cost effective conversion technologies.

The development of such bankable projects requires skill, creativity and perseverance from project developers. In the workshop we will include a crash course business development for bankable projects together with examples by PIB members to show the potential of their technologies.

The scope of the Workshop:

  1. Heating projects
    > To create energy independence the Ukraine government introduced the law to support renewable heating and biomass heating, through heating grids in municipalities fits very well in this scheme.
  2. Power projects 
    > The green tariff for electricity from solar, wind and energy was introduced and the program is managed by NERC and creates income for the producers of electricity from biomass.
  3. Biofuel projects
    > With the forthcoming blending obligation for biodiesel and biogasoline (ethanol) Ukraine is looking for investments in local biofuel production and is interested to attract foreign investors.
  4. Biomass production and value chain projects
    > Enabling the collection of residues from forests and agriculture, energy crops, as well the conversion to intermediates, like pellets, torrefied pellets or pyrolysis oils is crucial to create a market for biobased commodities.

The Program of the Workshop:

1. Flash course Business Development:
2. Market supporting instruments:
3. Financing biobased project
4. The projects
5. Matchmaking and Proposal development
6. Review of proposals by financers
7. Closure

>>Registration<< (in Ukrainian)

Target audience: companies planning the introduction of a bioenergy facility and interested in becoming familiar with Dutch technologies and financing opportunities.

For more details please contact Oleksandra Tryboi tryboi@uabio.org, tel. 044 453 28 56, 456 9462; Sofiia Levinska levinska@uabio.org.

International Forum of bioenergy technologies and alternative energy "AgroEnergyDAY 2018" took place in frames of the 12th International exhibition of agricultural machinery and equipment "InterAgro". Forum united more than 100 participants.

Presentations of speakers of the 1st day according to the Program:

1. State policy of Ukraine on bioenergy development - Yurii Shafarenko, Director of RES Department of SAEE of Ukrainе (in Ukrainian)

2. Bioenergy development of Ukraine - state of the art and prospects - Georgii Geletukha, Head of the Board of PU "Bioenergy Association of Ukraine" (in Ukrainian)

3. Bioenergy cooperative: a tool to form energy independent community - Stanislav Ignatiev, Executive director of the Institute for sustainable development,
founder of the Kharkiv energy cluster (in Ukrainian)

4. Biogas energy - driver for sustainable development of agricultural enterprises - Yurii Epshtein, Director of Accord Ltd (in Ukrainian)

5. Experience of implementation of the alternative energy projects of the agroindustrial holding MHP - Ivan Traksler, Director of MHP Eco-Energy LLC

6. Current trends and equipment in the design of plants for the production of biogas - Victor Mikhailovsky, director of LLC "Envitek" (in Ukrainian)

7. Briquetting and use of agromass in Ukraine. Prospects for farmers - Tetiana Zheliezna, expert, PU "Bioenergy Association of Ukraine" (in Ukrainian)

8. Unused straw potential as an energy carrier for grain drying and co-generation. With ZeroEmissionEnergy without burning straw, you will use it as much as possible - Matias Schlögl, Vice President of FTF GmbH (Germany)

9. Burning straw in boilers of 2-10 MW capacity - Alexander Moroz, director of the Bureau Intech Slovakia and TTS (Czech Republic) (in Ukrainian)

10. Growing of energy willow for heat production - Irina Gnap, director of "Salix Energy" Ltd. (in Ukrainian)