uabioconf 2017 organizers support enWe are happy to invite You to the annual International Conference "BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2018"!

Date: 25-26 September, 2018
Event location: Kyiv, Ukraine, great conference hall of the NASU

Main topics:
• Strategy, policy issues, financing;
• Electricity generation and heat production from solid biofuels;
• Biomass resources and pre-treatment;
• Biogas production and use.

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Лист БАУ до FSC в Україні щодо лісосічних відходівBioenergy Association of Ukraine appealed to the Director of the National Forest Steward Council (FSC) office in Ukraine Pavel Kravets with a letter concerning irrational use in existing Ukrainian practice of logging residues, namely incineration for cleaning of cutting areas, which creates a negative impact on the environment. Although from the point of view of rational nature management, this wood biomass can be considered as secondary resources for various branches of the economy, in particular, for bioenergy.

Given the environmental principles in forest management promoted by the Forest Steward Council (FSC), UABio proposed to consider the possibility of introducing into the FSC certification system in Ukraine a criterion (indicator) that takes into account the share of use of logging residues as secondary raw materials.

UABio letter to the National Forest Steward Council (FSC) office in Ukraine Pavlo Kravets (in Ukrainian)

In January 30, 2018, Bioenergy Association of Ukraine (UABio) held a general open meeting during which presented the report for 2017, plans of the Association for 2018 and discussed a number of urgent issues that require regulation for bioenergy development in Ukraine.

The general meeting was attended by current and potential members of UABio, representatives of executive authorities, including the Head of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine Sergiy Savchuk, Head of the Division on Substitution of traditional fuels Yuriy Shafarenko, Minregion and NKREKP representatives, representatives State Agency of forest resources, commercial companies, public organizations and the press.

At the meeting, the following issues were publicly presented and discussed:
- Draft Law of Ukraine on the introduction of an electronic trading system for biofuels;
- Draft Law of Ukraine "On amendments to some laws of Ukraine regarding the introduction of competition in heat supply systems",
- The issue of overcoming barriers for wood fuel harvesting in the forests of Ukraine.

Head of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgiy Geletukha presented a report of UABio activities in 2017, as well as plans for 2018 and introduced new UABio members: Private company "Kramar", "Yugenergopromtrans" LLC.

Presentations:

Annual UABio Report 2017 and plans for 2018 (in Ukrainian) – Georgii Geletukha, Head of the Board of UABio.
Prospects for the biofuels electroning trading system introduction (in Ukrainian) – Georgii Geletukha, Head of the Board of UABio.
Concept of competition introduction in DH in Ukraine (in Ukrainian) – Volodymyr Kramar, expert of UABio.
Overcoming barriers to harvesting wood fuel in the forests of Ukraine (in Ukrainian) – Tetiana Zheliezna, member of Auditing Committee of UABio.

Kramar logo

We are happy to announce that private enterprise "Kramar" joined the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine!

PE "Kramar" is a producer of high-quality balanced feed and AVMA for birds and animals. Working on the market more than 10 years, PE "Kramar" offers 28 types of mixed fodders, 13 BMVDs and 2 feed mixes for 11 types of farm animals and poultry.

More about PE "Kramar" (in Ukrainian)

We are happy to announce that Energy-Industrial Group "Yugenergopromtrans" joined the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine!

Energo-Industrial group "Yugenergopromtrans" – engaged in the production and distribution of electricity from biomass and are trading with specialized goods.

Proseedings of International conference Biomass for Energy 2017Proceedingss of the international conference "Biomass Energy 2017" are posted on the conference website uabioconf.org/en, in the section - Archive.

Among the presentations, you will be able to find answers to questions related to:

  • energy use of biomass;
  • biomass resources;
  • research and development of bioenergy technologies;
  • demonstration and commercial biomass projects;
  • issues of legislation, development strategies, and bioenergy projects financing;
  • thermal and electric energy production from the solid biomass;
  • economic and environmental aspects of the development of biomass energy production technologies;
  • production and use of biogas;
  • biofuel market;
  • possibilities of growing sustainable raw materials for 2nd generation biofuels.

The conference Program can help You to find the needed information.

We hope you'll find useful information.
See you at the next conference "Biomass for Energy 2018"!

інтерв'ю Георгія ГелетухиBioenergy Association of Ukraine prepared the success story from Ukrainian bioenergy for europeanbioenergyday.eu

 According to the Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2035, Ukraine is going to reduce the fossil fuels consumption and increase the share of renewable energy sources in the total primary energy production from 4% (in 2016) to 25% (in 2035). In recent years, biomass has accounted for about 80% of renewable energy in the country, and the tendency is expected to stably remain in the future. Therefore, projects that replace fossil fuels (natural gas, coal) with biomass are popular now in Ukraine and their number will increase in the future.

One of the successful examples of such replacing is company “Camellia”, which is engaged in growing flowers in an 11 ha greenhouse. Established in 1994, the company used to consume natural gas for heat production that accounted for 45% of production costs in the cost price of grown flowers. When the price of gas started rising (2013) the company decided to switch to biomass (<5% of production costs in the cost price of grown flowers). “Camellia” installed 2 x 3.5 MW boiler on wood chips/agro-pellets. Gas boiler remains as a standby equipment. Heat production of the biomass boiler plant is 58 GWh/yr. Average price of heat is 40-50 EUR/MWh. Annual amount of biomass fuels needed is 25 kt/yr (fresh) or 70,000 MWh. Among the advantages of such project is that a reliable local equipment provider has been chosen, and the consumer is located in the area with sufficient biomass resources available. Biofuels and biomass are purchased from local producers in the form of wood chips, stem wood and straw pellets. “Camellia” is interested in further implementation of bioenergy technologies.

This and other success stories you can find here.

Скільки днів Україна може розраховувати тільки на біоенергетику

On December 14 and 15, 2017 year, within the framework of the project "uP_running – sustainable use of wood biomass from trimming and eradication of perennial crops" funded by the European Union Research and Innovation Program Horizon 2020, based on the industrial gardening company Triad-MK LLC and a utility company Vinnytsyaoblteploenergo, which produces, transports and supplies heat energy, two demonstration projects on energy use of wood have been implemented in Vinnytsya oblast concerning pruning and uprooting of perennial agricultural plantations into fuel chips and pellets.

Harvesting, transportation, and processing of wood of fruit trees were carried out at the production facilities of Triada-MK LLC. Test batches of biofuels were transferred for use in two boiler-houses of the village of Tyriv for social facilities heating.

Operational tests of fuelwood and wood pellets from trimming and eradication of perennial crops indicate the effectiveness of this bioenergy industry and the prospects for expanding the use of this practice for other regions with advanced gardening and viticulture.

By creating new chains of supply of such wood, gardener will be able to generate additional income, create new jobs, provide diversification of energy supplies and ensure the supply of solid biofuels for heating systems.