On December 5, 2019, at 10:00, a press conference initiated by the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency regarding the future of bioenergy projects in Ukraine took place at the press center of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency.

Speakers:
Oleksandra Gumeniuk - Director of European-Ukrainian Energy Agency (EUEA)
Max Lebedev - Member of the Board of European-Ukrainian Energy Agency, Partner of GOLAW
Michael Rutherford - Development Director of Khmelnytskyi Biofuel Power Plant (KBPP)
Georgii Geletukha - Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine (BAU)

Bioenergy Europe's third video of a series of four dedicated to bioenergy feedstock coming from agriculture, both perennial energy crops and agricultural residues.

In this video Bioenergy Europe focuses on the potential of miscanthus as a perennial dedicated energy crop. Thanks to this crop's unique characteristics, miscanthus can be grown on degraded land and can mitigate soil erosion. These environmental benefits, and the little maintenance required (no fertilizers needed and harvest once a year) makes of miscanthus a fascinating crop deserving more attention and investment.

About agrobiomass: with around 20% of the bioenergy feedstock coming from agriculture, both dedicated energy crops and agricultural residues can be utilised to produce heat, electricity and biofuels. Agricultural biomass represents an important and sustainable energy source although its potential remains largely untapped.

Agricultural biomass is key to achieve Europe’s long-term decarbonisation objectives. Get our factsheet on Agrobiomass here: http://bit.ly/ABECfactsheet

Video prepared by Bioenergy Europe with the support of the AgroBioHeat project of the European Union Horizon2020 program.

UABIO implements the AgroBioHeat project in Ukraine and, until January 2020, is seeking for agrobiomass consumption initiatives to provide them with support in the framework of AgroBioHeat Project. Read more and apply.

Bioenergy Europe's third video of a series of four dedicated to bioenergy feedstock coming from agriculture, both perennial energy crops and agricultural residues.

In this video we focus on Short Rotation Coppice (SRC) willow highlighting its potential in terms of utilization thanks to its energy characteristics and its specification that allow this plantation to positively contribute to environment and job creation. 

About agrobiomass: with around 20% of the bioenergy feedstock coming from agriculture, both dedicated energy crops and agricultural residues can be utilised to produce heat, electricity and biofuels. Agricultural biomass represents an important and sustainable energy source although its potential remains largely untapped.

Agricultural biomass is key to achieve Europe’s long-term decarbonisation objectives. Get our factsheet on Agrobiomass here: http://bit.ly/ABECfactsheet

Video prepared by Bioenergy Europe with the support of the AgroBioHeat project of the European Union Horizon2020 program.

UABIO implements the AgroBioHeat project in Ukraine and, until January 2020, is seeking for agrobiomass consumption initiatives to provide them with support in the framework of AgroBioHeat Project. Read more and apply.

Official opening of EBRD and GEF Programme «Ukraine: Sustainable Bioenergy Value Chain Innovations» was held on November 18 2019 at the Premier Palace Hotel in Kyiv. The programme started at Ⅳth quarter of 2019 and its duration is 48 months.

About 100 experts participated in the presentation and discussion of the Program, among them representatives of agro-companies, associations, legislative and executive power, public organizations, business and scientists.

We share the experience of Sweden, where branches and tree tops are converted into energy.

  • Forests are thinned, not destroyed.
  • The ashes left after burning are returned to the felling site to return all nutrients to the soil.
  • Forest dwellers do not lose their homes.

UABIO continues to lobby the biomass burning plants release from the payment CO2 tax in Ukraine.

In June 2019 UABIO sent a letter to Prime Minister of Ukraine Groysman V. B., Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Semeraka O. M. and others with a request to release the biomass burning plants from the payment CO2 tax. Details are here.

In August 2019 року we received a positive response from the Ministry of Environment (see Annex 1).

We continue to lobby for the development of bioenergy in Ukraine and therefore, in November 2019, UABIO appealed to the People's Deputies of Ukraine with the Draft Law on the release the biomass burning plants from the payment CO2 tax.

Full UABio letter to People's Deputies with the Draft Law on the release the biomass burning plants from the payment CO2 tax (in Ukrainian)

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 hydrogen GoO systems
  • Integrated assessment and sustainable feedstock mobilisation strategies and technology synergies
  • Support for biomethane market uptake
  • Transferability of results beyond the project's countries

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 environment with experience exchange opportunities. We permanently focus our efforts on consolidation of scientists, businessmen and civil society members around strategic development issues,” – commented the Chairman of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgii Geletukha.