More than 200 participants have joined the International Conference "Biomass for Energy 2017" – a professional event in the field of bioenergy in Ukraine with a wide representation of politicians, public, business and science authorities.

Organizers of the Conference: Bioenergy Association of Ukraine; State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine; Renewable Energy Agency; Institute of Engineering Thermophysics; the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Scientific Engineering Centre “Biomass”.

Great conference hall of the national academy of Sciences of Ukraine (55 Volodymyrska str.).

Conference Program included:

• Disscusion with representatives of the government and business on the subject: «State and prospects of bioenergy development in Ukraine. Prospects for a biofuel market development».
• Plenary and oral reports.
• Dutch-Ukrainian Forum "Biofuels market in Ukraine: step towards energy independence".
• FORBIO project Seminar "Prospects of sustainable feedstock production for advanced biofuels in Ukraine" under the Horizon 2020 program.
• Presentation of the scenario of Ukrainian energy sector transition towards 100% RES by 2050.
• Excursion to the plantation of energy crops.

Sponsors of the conference: ICS Energietechnik Gesellschaft mbH (Austria), "ENERSTENA Ukraine" LLC, GIZ project "Establishment of Energy Agencies in Ukraine", "Metropoliya" SAT" LLC. By financial support: United Nations Development Programme “Development and Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies in the Municipal Sector of Ukraine”. Financial support of the Dutch-Ukrainian Forum: The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine. Financial support of FORBIO project Seminar: EU Research and Innovation Program "Horizon 2020". Financial support of Presentation of the scenario 100% RES by 2050: Sustainable Energy (SE, VedvarendeEnergi).

The conference was attended by more than 200 specialists. Among them, 24 are from abroad (the Netherlands, Lithuania, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Sweden, Italy, Hungary). Among the professional participants, there were representatives of political circles and state authorities, consulting and commercial firms, industrial enterprises, agricultural holdings, professional associations, research and educational establishments, public organizations etc.

The conference covered a wide range of issues 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.

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