Is there an alternative to expensive gas in Ukraine? What are the prospects for "green" energy in Ukraine? Why is it worth introducing a biofuel exchange? Where it is profitable to grow energy crops, and is it cost-effective?

These and other topical questions were answered by Georgii Geletukha, Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, in his interview for the release of "Information Day" on Channel 8 July 4, 2019.

 See the full interview HERE (in Ukrainian)

More about the discussed issues you can read in the articles of UABio experts::

> Analysis of the main trends of bioenergy development in the European Union

> Biomass boilers in Ukraine need to be exempted from CO2 tax

> Legal regulation for the creation of the electronic trading system for solid biofuels in Ukraine

> Creation of the e-commerce system for solid biofuels trading

> Opportunities for harvesting agrobiomass and production of biofuels by municipal enterprises in Ukraine

> How to use “underutilized lands” for the cultivation of sustainable biomass feedstock

Within the framework of the project, during the heating season 2017-2018, five demonstration projects on the energy use of these residues were implemented in different regions in Ukraine. Demo projects were organized by the Scientific Engineering Center "Biomass" and the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club.

The demonstrations, as a collaboration between various stakeholders, has proven that energy utilization of residues can not only solve the problem of their accumulation but also create additional added value for all participants in the value chain.

The international project uP_running aims to unlock the strong potential of woody biomass residues produced by agrarian pruning and plantation removals and to promote its sustainable use as energy feedstock.

Watch video with English subtitles below:

uP_running project website: www.ua.up-running.eu

News on implemented bioenergy demo projects in Ukraine: 1, 2, 3, 4

For reference: the Scientific Engineering Center "Biomass" is one of the co-founders and a full member of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine.

VIDEO from a two-day study visit to bioenergy facilities in Kyiv, Cherkasy and Zhytomyr regions on March 20-21, 2019, Ukraine

Organizers: UNDP Project "Development and Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies in the Municipal Sector in Ukraine", implemented with the support of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), within the framework of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Ukraine.

UNDP study visit program for municipalities in Ukraine, March 20-21, 2019 (in Ukrainian)

More about UNDP Project "Development and Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies in the Municipal Sector in Ukraine": www.bioenergy.in.ua
More about study visit here.