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)

On October 30, 2018, Bioenergy Association of Ukraine together with the Ukrainian Association for Renewable Energy, the Ukrainian Wind Energy Association, the Association of Solar Energy, and the Ukrainian Hydrogen Council held a press conference on the need for urgent changes in the green energy stimulation system of Ukraine. Profile associations signed a memorandum of understanding, which sets out a consolidated position on the transition to a tender mechanism for stimulating the industry, reducing green tariffs, and encouraging small power generation from clean sources.

Head of the Board of the "Bioenergy Association of Ukraine" Georgiy Geletukha in his speech during a press conference, noted the following:

"By 2030, the law is known, but for projects with a long payback period this is not enough. If we now begin to build a bio-biological plant or a biogas plant, then after their commissioning, at least 2 years later, there will be less than 10 years of the guaranteed validity period of the “green” tariff. This situation contributes to the uncertainty of investors and banks in the recoupment of projects. Therefore, the state proposes to conclude contracts for the purchase of electricity with its producers from renewable energy sources for 20 years, but at the same time investors agree to go to the auction and bargain for lowering the price of such electricity.

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Siemens invites You to attend the 3 days XVI International Trade Fair "Power Engineering for Industry – 2018", which will take place at the International Exhibition Center.

Date: November 6-8, 2018

Venue: Ukraine, Kyiv, International Exhibition Center, 15 Brovarsky Ave., metro station "Livoberezhna".

Siemens's experts in the Power, Service, Digital Enterprise, Automation, Continuous Processes, and Drives departments will use this time to communicate with You, give answers and have discussions: "We want to know what's upsetting your business today, with which challenges you face, and how could Siemens helps".

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On October 18, 2018, Bioenergy Association of Ukraine participated in the meeting of the Committee of energy efficiency entrepreneurs at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine. The chairman of the UABio, Geletukha Georgiy, delivered a presentation "How to save and develop district heating in Ukraine" (based on the interim report of the Municipal Energy Reform Project, USAID).

The report outlines main problems that exist today in the district heating (DH) of Ukraine. In particular, the reduction of the share of the DH, the critical state of heating networks, the deterioration of the economic situation of DH enterprises. The speaker drew attention to main causes of the degradation of DH systems in Ukraine, advantages and disadvantages of the DH and individual heat supply systems, problems of the DH planning at state and local levels and proposed ways to overcome the problems.

An active discussions revolved around the existing problems of the DH of Ukraine as a result of which it was proposed to address a letter to the Prime Minister of Ukraine and other state authorities asking to take into account the proposals of the Committee for the protection of the DH in Ukraine.

Full text of the presentation "How to save and develop district heating in Ukraine" (in Ukranian)