Seminar "Energy crops from cultivation to utilization. Foreign and domestic experience" on 21 February, 2018 brought together more than 100 participants, including representatives of agrarian companies, farmers, representatives of scientific institutes of agrarian and technical direction, as well as representatives of business, consulting and the media.

The seminar was opened by the Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgii Geletukha who spoke about the current state and prospects of bioenergy development in Ukraine and coordinator of the FORBIO project of Horizon2020 research and innovation programme Rainer Janssen from WIP - Renewable Energies (Germany), who presented the FORBIO project: the goal and objectives of the project.

At the workshop participants learned about the results of the FORBIO project and the experience of growing energy crops in Germany, Italy, Poland and Ukraine from the project participants: WIP, FIB (Germany), CREA (Italy), POLBIOM (Poland) and SEC "Biomass" (Ukraine).

Chairman of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgii Geletukha spoke about the rapid pace of bioenergy development, as well as the 11% target set in the new Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2035 in terms of biomass in the total primary energy supply structure. Also, Georgii Geletukha noted that the achievement of this goal is impossible without the involvement of agricultural biomass and energy crops. Separately, the head of the UABio has announced the existing barriers that slow down the development of the bioenergy sector today and the ways to overcome them, among which the creation of a stock exchange of biofuels is of paramount importance, as exemplified by the Lithuanian stock exchange BALTPOOL. The development of the necessary legislative framework for the creation of such a stock exchange is currently underway by the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine together with the State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine.

Capacity Building FORBIO - 21 February 2018 Kyiv

PRESENTATIONS OF SPEAKERS:

Georgii Geletukha, SEC "Biomass", Bioenergy Association of Ukraine – Development and Prospects of Bioenergy in Ukraine
Rainer Janssen, Cosette Khawaja, WIP Renewable Energies – FORBIO Project: fostering sustainable feedstock production for advanced biofuels on underutilised land in Europe
Guido Bonati, CREA – Italian experience of growing agroenergy crops on marginal lands
Rainer Janssen, WIP Renewable Energies, Dirk Knoche, Raul Köhler, Forschungsinstitut für Bergbaufolgelandschaft e. V. – German feasibility studies – Former sewage irrigation fields and lignite mining reclamation sites for bioenergy productionGerman feasibility studies – Former sewage irrigation fields and lignite mining reclamation sites for bioenergy production
Magdalena Rogulska, POLBIOM – Polish experience with growing agroenergy crops
Marco Colangeli, FAO – "FAO’s Perspective and Work on Sustainable Biofuel Production
Oleksandra Tryboi, SEC "Biomass" – Agronomic requirements for growing energy crops (in Ukrainian)
Oleksandra Tryboi, SEC "Biomass" – Results of techno-economic assessment of growing energy willow for Ukrainian case study site of FORBIO (in Ukrainian)
Sevastian Trushevskyi, Ukragroenergo LLC – Results of Growing willow in Ukraine. Experience of the company (in Ukrainian)
Valerij Katelevskyi, farmer – Results of Growing Miscanthus in Ukraine. Farmer's Experience (in Ukrainian)
Tetiana Zheliezna, SEC "Biomass" – Prospects for the use of biomass for energy production in Ukraine (in Ukrainian)
Olena Kotsar, Unilos-U – Synergy of using energy crops in agriculture (in Ukrainian)

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