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.