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BIOPLAT-EU Project: the second project meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine

SEC Biomass experts Tetiana Zheliezna, Oleksandra Tryboi and Olha Haidai took part in the second BIOPLAT-EU (Promoting Sustainable Use of Underutilized Lands for Bioenergy Production through a Web-Based Platform for Europe) project meeting that was held in Kyiv on 26 of September, 2019. The project partners presented the implementation of the project objectives and discussed plans for the next half of the project year. Preliminary results on the data collection of marginal, underutilized and contaminated (MUC) lands in project countries are currently involved in the creation of a reference kit for further identification of MUC lands in the case study countries...

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State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving supports the Draft Law for biomethane development in Ukraine

Prospects for biomethane production and consumption in Ukraine were reviewed on October 01 by the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving. Discussion participants: Head of the Agency Sergiy Savchuk, Head of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgii Geletukha, representatives of Ukrtransgaz, biogas producers and other experts in this field.

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Post-release of the International Conference "Biomass for Energy 2019"

More than 280 participants from 17 countries united this year the 15th International Conference "Biomass for Energy", which took place on September 24-25, 2019 in Kyiv. 50 presentations from world and Ukrainian experts were dedicated to strategy and policy issues; bioenergy projects financing; production of heat and power from solid biofuels and municipal solid waste: technologies and successful case studies; biomass resources: production, pre-treatment, supply, and logistics; energy crops; biogas: technologies and successful case studies. The conference is organized within the UNDP’s “Development and Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies in the Municipal Sector in Ukraine” project, which is being implemented with support from the...

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Video: international conference «Biomass for energy 2019»

Video is prepared by Vinnytsia Ok. Post-release of the conferenceConference Photo

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Articles of members

Fuel characteristics and properties of corn residues

Сorn residues have quite good fuel properties which are close to those of wood fuel. Due to that, biofuels made from corn residues can be burnt in the equipment intended for wood biomass. Ash content of corn stover is a major quality factor for further production of biofuels. The ash content depends on the type of harvesting technology as the amount of ash increases when biomass is contacting with soil. Typical total ash content for multiple passes of agricultural machines when harvesting is 8-10%. As regards ash melting behaviour, corn straw is close to wood biomass, which provides better conditions for combustion...

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Potential of corn residues in Ukraine in 2018

Assessment of the corn residues potential for energy in 2018 based on the approach developed by the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine shows the following results: the theoretic potential (the whole amount of residues generated) is 46.5 Mt or 8.9 Mtoe; the economic potential (the amount available for energy that is 40% of the theoretical potential) is 6 Mt or 3.6 Mtoe including stalks – 9.7 Mt (1.9 Mtoe) and cobs – 3.3 Mt (0.6 Mtoe). Distribution of the corn residues potential over Ukraine’s territory is not even. Regions with the highest concentration of this type of biomass are oblasts with the biggest production volumes of...

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Residues of grain corn production and its harvesting periods in Ukraine

Residues of grain corn production consist of: stalks which make up about 52.5% of the whole mass of the residues. At that, the stalk makes up 27.3% of the mass of the whole plant including grain (the same indexes are presented below for other parts of corn residues); leaves – 20.0 % (10.6%); cobs – 17.5% (9.0%); wrap of ear – 8.5% (4.3%); other parts – 1.5% (0.8%). Production of agricultural residues, including corn residues, is seasonable and depends on harvesting periods. Grain corn is harvested during different time frames, depending on the variety, the place of cultivation and the time of sowing. Usually, time frame for...

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State of the art of corn production in the world and in Ukraine

Corn is the most high-yield crop, all the parts of which are widely used in different industries for many purposes, in particular: for food production; as feedstock in pharmaceutical, chemical and other branches of industry; as high-energy fodder that is suitable for all kinds of animals and birds; as raw material for the production of first and second-generation biofuels; as raw material for the production of biogas. Corn is a crop of high agro-technological value as it cleans soil of weeds and is a good precursor in the crop rotation. Judging by the absorption of carbon dioxide and release of oxygen, corn is one of the...

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Between August 14-17, 2018, stock trading on biofuels took place at the Agrarian Stock Exchange. Interview from Alexander Mariuchnich - director of the Agrarian Stock Exchange, about first test electronic biofuel trading (in Ukrainian) You can view here.

Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine – Georgii Geletukha for Weekly news digest "Energo Dzherela":

"The Bioenergy Association of Ukraine welcomes the opening of a new exchange section Biomass  within the framework of the Agrarian Stock Exchange. We see in it the market mechanism by which the real cost of biofuels will be established, the issues of guaranteeing the supply of biofuels by counteragents of the stock exchange will be resolved; in the future, a biofuel classifier and a system for ensuring and checking its quality will be launched. It also provides a civilized mechanism for resolving possible disputes. Members of the Association took an active part in the test bids and are signatories of the first contracts.

In addition, it is important to mention that the Association, in conjunction with the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE) and with the support of the USAID Municipal Energy Reform project, prepared a bill on the creation of an electronic trading system for biofuels in Ukraine. We hope to see it registered on the website of the Verkhovna Rada already in September 2018. We believe that the beginning of trades on the Agrarian Stock Exchange and the bill on the electronic trading system of biofuels are the links of one chain leading to a civilized and transparent trade in biofuels in Ukraine.

We wish to colleagues from the Agrarian Stock Exchange success in expanding and developing biofuel trade!"

Read the full interview from Alexander Mariuchnich, director of the Agrarian Stock Exchange, about the Biomass trading, Agrarian Stock Exchange developing and future plans in the weekly Digest of News "Energo Dzherela" № 21, 2018, under the links below:

Electronic biofuel trading is gaining momentum in Ukraine. Alexander Mariuchnich - director of the Agrarian Stock Exchange. Georgii Geletukha – Head of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine. Weekly news digest "Energo Dzherela" № 21, 10-16 September 2018 (p. 31-32) (in Ukrainian)

UABio view on creation of the system of electronic trade in biofuels in Ukraine You can find in these articles: http://uabio.org/en/activity/uabio-articles/3610-balans-energetyky-ukr-june-2018
http://uabio.org/en/activity/uabio-articles/3558-e-commerce-biofuels-opportunities-for-ukraine

 
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