Wood biomass traditionally has been widely used in Ukraine for energy production. Before, it was fuelwood used in ovens and domestic boilers. Recently, a great deal of foreign and domestic equipment for the combustion of wood chips, wood pellets and briquettes has been introduced in the country. Demand for wood fuel is growing, while the potential of wood biomass is rather limited, about 2 Mtce/yr (felling residues, wood processing waste, and fuelwood).

Position Paper 15 of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine analyzes possibility of obtaining wood fuel from such additional sources as shelterbelt forests, shelter forests along motor roads and railways, and also dead wood.

The Paper is available in: Ukrainian, Russian, English.