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Graz Declaration: The role of bioenergy in Europe after COP21 Paris

Europe has a specific responsibility to lead the way to a fossil free society. Technologies, know how, experience, capital, potential and positive examples are available as on no other continent. With a successful climate policy Europe could urge other continents to follow the European Example. Without European leadership no other continent will take the lead to implement COP 21 targets in time and the race against uncontrolled global warming will be lost globally. Given this background decision makers are urged to act accordingly. Taking the opportunity of the the 5th Central European Biomass Conference held in Graz on January 18th, major biomass associations...

UABio participated at the 5th Central European Biomass Conference

Head of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgiy Geletukha took part in the 5th Central European Biomass Conference, on the 18th to 20th in Graz, Austria. The Conference gathered more than 1000 participants, and Programme contained 156 speeches within such conference events as Pellet Day, Biogas Day, World Bioenergy Day, BIOENERGY 2020+ Day and excursions to bioenergy facilities. The 5th Central European Biomass Conference focused its efforts for 2017 particularly on the following aspects: Sustainability at regional and national scale and sustainability considerations for different value chains; Biomass-combustion-based grids and hybrid systems and lowest-emission biomass combustion systems; Advanced technologies for the realization...

Why Ukraine lags behind in the implementation of fair competition in the district heating

Why Ukraine lags behind in the establishment of fair competition in the district heating, as it is done in Europe. More on the issue read in the article "Disrict Heating" published in the analytical magazine "Housing and communal services of Ukraine". Of course, a role played by the fact that until recently there were price distortions in tariffs for thermal energy for different types of consumers due to the subsidized price of natural gas. As a result, tariffs for the population, whose share in the consumption of heat in district heating systems is in some villages up to 85-90%, were so...

UABio reviewed the Draft Energy strategy of Ukraine to 2035

Bioenergy Association of Ukraine appealed to the Minister of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine Nasalyk, I. with comments on the Draft Energy Strategy of Ukraine to 2035 "Safety, efficiency, competitiveness." According to UABio experts, the Draft of the new Energy strategy, being discussed, is built on a traditional sectoral approaches of the current situation in the industry preservation, not giving a priority to substantial increase in energy efficiency of the economy, increasing the share of renewable energy, implementing the potential obligations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in accordance with the Paris climate agreement. The adoption of a new Energy strategy...

UABio position concerning "green" tariff for electricity produced by thermochemical gasification of biomass

A company from Vinnitsa city "Agrobudtekhnologii" Ltd. has addressed to the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine for the expert opinion concerning "green tariff" provision for electricity produced by thermochemical biomass gasification. Earlier this company addressed to NEURC in its letter of 7 November 2016 concerning obtaining of the "green tariff" for the modernized cogeneration plant, which switches from the natural gas to biogas. The raw material for the production of biogas combusted in the cogeneration units of LLC "Agrobudtekhnologii" is expected to be baled biomass from the waste of wood processing industry (wood pellets, wood chips), briquettes from agricultural residues (sunflower husks, etc.)...

Articles of members

Why Ukraine lags behind in the implementation of fair competition in the district heating

Why Ukraine lags behind in the establishment of fair competition in the district heating, as it is done in Europe. More on the issue read in the article "Disrict Heating" published in the analytical magazine "Housing and communal services of Ukraine". Of course, a role played by the fact that until recently there were price distortions in tariffs for thermal energy for different types of consumers due to the subsidized price of natural gas. As a result, tariffs for the population, whose share in the consumption of heat in district heating systems is in some villages up to 85-90%, were so...

Competition vs monopoly in heat supply

Oleksandr Dombrovskyi, Sergiy Savchuk, Georgiy Geletukha, Diana Korsakaite, Volodymyr Kramar in the article "Competition vs monopoly in heat supply" wrote about  the essential prerequisites for reducing the cost of heat and improve the quality of services for consumers. The article was published in the analytical magazine "Housing and communal services of Ukraine". The experience of developed European countries shows that one of the effective ways to ensure the development and increase the efficiency of heating systems is the introduction of competitive relations in this area. Currently, in the district heating of Ukraine, the vast majority of manufacturers and suppliers of heat belong...

Analysis of criteria for sustainable development of bioenergy

EU sustainability criteria for the production and consumption of biofuels  are analyzed. The paper reviews current EU policy on sustainable bioenergy and future  plans.  It is shown that general trend is appearance of wider and stricter  requirements for the sustainability of biofuels. Recommendations for the sustainable production of biofuels in Ukraine are presented. Analysis of criteria for sustainable development of bioenergy. Georgiy Geletukha, Tetiana Zhelyezna, Oleksandra Tryboi, Anatoliy Bashtovyi, Scientific journal "Industrial Heat Engineering", 2016, N6 (p. 49-57) (in Ukrainian) or in English

What model of heat market is needed for Ukraine

Volodymyr Maistryshyn, Oleksandr Dombrovskyi, Georgiy Geletukha, ZN.UA, N43-44, November 19, 2016. In Ukraine, district heating market consists of utility companies, which combine production, transportation and supply of heat, and also provide their customers with service of hot water and heating. Activities in the field of heating and belongs to the monopoly regulated by the state (NKREKP) - licensing, tariff setting and monitoring of such companies. However, the desire of central and local authorities to satisfy consumers often comes up against a wall of political "unwillingness" and their own economic interests. The main goal of a competitive market is to protect the economic...

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