Bioenergy is essential to Europe’s energy needs. By converting the forecasts for Europe’s energy consumption in a calendar format, Bioenergy Europe (formerly known as European Bioenergy Association AEBIOM) calculates that Europe relies on fossil and nuclear energy for 293 days in 2018 (January 1st to October 20th). Renewables: 72 days (October 20th to November 19th). Bioenergy alone contributes to an impressive 43 days: from November 19th until December 31st – two extra days of clean energy compared to 2017. Countries like Denmark, Sweden and Hungary have seen a net increase in bioenergy consumption of up to 4 days compared to last year. The symbolic date of November 19th is hence celebrated as the ‘European Bioenergy Day’. The increased contribution of Europe’s first renewable energy source is surprising when looking back in 2000, when bioenergy was providing as much as 18 days clean energy to Europeans, creating jobs and economic opportunities: one on two Europeans working in renewables is employed in the bioenergy sector – that’s 500.000 jobs, equivalent to employment figures in pharma. While doing so, bioenergy also relieves our continent from its fossil fuel dependency: in 2015 alone, biomass consumption helped saving 32.1MEUR of fossil fuel imports. Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, supporting the initiative of the Bioenergy Europe, is launching the Bioenergy Day in Ukraine. According to Bioenergy Europe calculations in 2018 Bioenergy Day in Ukraine is on December 18th. This means that 13 days out of 365 Ukraine fully satisfies its needs only because of bioenergy. That is Two days more than the previous year. Find quiz about Bioenergy in EU-28 countries with interesting facts and new forms of statistic information here. Find list of bioenergy facts brought by ‘European Bioenergy Day’ campaign here.