Аналітична записка БАУ №19Analysis of possibilities for the production and use of agribiomass briquettes in Ukraine, Geletukha G.G., Zheliezna T.A., Drahniev S.V. – Position Paper No. 20 of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine.

Position Paper No. 20 by the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine includes analysis of
opportunities for increasing the volumes of production and use of biomass fuel briquettes for the needs of population. Characteristics of different types of briquetting equipment are presented, requirements for feedstock are considered, techno-economic and legislative aspects of briquettes production are analysed. Some successful examples of the introduction of biomass briquetting lines in different regions of Ukraine are described. Feasibility study of several typical variants of the production and consumption of briquettes from agribiomass has been developed.

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Лист БАУ до FSC в Україні щодо лісосічних відходів"Opportunities for harvesting wood fuel in the forests of Ukraine", Georgii Geletukha, Tetiana Zheliezna, Anna Pastukh, Semen Dragnev – 19th Position Paper of UABio.

UABio Position Paper №19 of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine analyzes possibilities for increasing the volume of wood fuel harvesting in the forests of Ukraine in accordance with the key indicators of strategic national documents. Barriers to such harvesting are considered and possible ways to overcome them are proposed. A scenario for increasing the volume of wood fuel harvesting is developed in accordance with the key objectives of the Energy Strategy of Ukraine for the period up to 2035.

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The practical manual for representatives of state and municipal institutions, on the use of biomass as a fuel in the municipal sector in Ukraine, have been prepared by Renewable Energy Agency (a member of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine) together with UABio experts in a frame of UNDP Project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector in Ukraine".

The practical manual is intended for representatives of state and municipal institutions.

Download the practical manual for representatives of state and municipal institutions from the Project Website (in Ukrainian) or following the direct link below:

Practical manual for representatives of state and municipal institutions (in Ukrainian).

The practical manual for representatives of public institutions and public organizations working in the field of ecology, on the use of biomass as a fuel in the municipal sector in Ukraine, have been prepared by Renewable Energy Agency (a member of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine) together with UABio experts in a frame of UNDP Project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector in Ukraine".

The practical manual is intended for representatives of state institutions and public organizations working in the field of ecology.

Download the practical manual for representatives of public institutions and public organizations working in the field of ecology from the Project Website (in Ukrainian) or following the direct link below:

Practical manual for representatives of public institutions and public organizations working in the field of ecology (in Ukrainian).

The practical manual for representatives of the agro-industrial complex on the use of biomass as a fuel in the municipal sector in Ukraine, have been prepared by Renewable Energy Agency (a member of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine) together with UABio experts in a frame of UNDP Project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector in Ukraine".

The practical manual is intended for representatives of the agro-industrial complex

Download the practical manual for representatives of the agro-industrial complex from the Project Website (in Ukrainian) or following the direct link below:

Practical manual for representatives of the agro-industrial complex on the use of biomass as a fuel in the municipal sector (in Ukrainian).

biofuels exchange uabio

At present, the market of biomass for energy is underdeveloped in Ukraine. That has a negative influence on implementing new bioenergy projects and therefore on involving biomass into energy balance of the country. In particular, now there are no dedicated trade platforms such as exchange or auction for the wood fuel intended for bioenergy installations that makes it difficult to arrange stable procurement. The uncertain situation has formed regarding the market of agro-biomass for energy. There are no dedicated trade platforms for selling and purchasing baled straw, maize stalks and other types of biomass of agricultural origin. It is obvious that Ukrainian biofuel market urgently needs the development and reorganization.

Position Paper N 18 of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine covers issues related to the creation of the competitive biofuel market in Ukraine. The Paper includes consideration of the rules for unprocessed wood trade auctions in Ukraine and analysis of European biomass exchange practice. A prospective model for establishing biofuel exchange in Ukraine is suggested.

The Paper is available in:

English
Ukrainian

A manual "Comprehensive analysis of the Ukrainian biomass pellets market (definition of growth points)" has been prepared  by the experts of SEC "Biomass" (member of UABio) within the UNDP/GEF project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector of Ukraine".

Recently, there have been noticeable changes in the energy sector of Ukraine, in particular within the field of renewable energy, as well as in an individual and district heating. Issues of energy security, reduction of dependence on the imported energy, especially on the natural gas are becoming increasingly important. The Government has made the gradual alignment of natural gas prices and its subsidy reduction to certain categories of consumers, increasing their interest in the other fuels usage.

A number of the documents had been adopted, reinforcing the legislative framework for the RES implementation, in particular, the biomass usage, as well as  encouraging the natural gas substitution by the other energy sources.

The next important documents should be mentioned:

  • the National Action Plan on the Renewable Energy for the period up to 2020;
  • the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers "On stimulating of the natural gas substitution in the thermal energy production for the institutions and organizations financed from the state and the local budgets" and "On stimulating of the natural gas replacement within the heating sector";
  • the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers "Plan for short- and medium-term measurements for the natural gas consumption reduction for the period till 2017".

To download this manual from the website of the "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector of Ukraine" (in Ukrainian) or by the direct link below:

A manual "Comprehensive analysis of the Ukrainian biomass pellets market (definition of growth points)" (in Ukrainian)

Comprehensive analysis of biomass boilers market in Ukraine was conducted within the UNDP GEF project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector in Ukraine" by experts of the SEC "Biomass" (member of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine). The aim of the project is to accelerate the processes associated with the use of agricultural biomass in municipal heat supply sector and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Currently, there is the lack of objective data about the market prospects for production and implementation of biofuel boilers in Ukraine. The dynamic development of a new sector of thermal energy from biomass, national targets for increasing the share of renewable energy, the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions need to determine not only the current state of the sector, but also the prospects and scale of development.

The research covers the market of biofuel boilers, that are offered by many manufacturers and sellers, and is based on the study and analysis of production and consumption of the boilers in the period 2012 - 2015. The study covered the entire territory of Ukraine, except temporarily occupied territories. The direction of research - the open market of producers, goods, and their competitiveness.

Download the publication from the website of the Project "Development and Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies in the Municipal Sector in Ukraine" or following the direct link below:

Publication "Comprehensive analysis of the biomass boilers market in Ukraine" (in Ukrainian)

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Manual "Preparation and Implementation of projects on natural gas substitution with biomass in heat energy production in Ukraine" includes:

-  updated information on energy potential and usage of biomass for energy purposes in 2014;

- updated section on national goals and policy of Ukraine concerning energy production from biomass support;
- advanced information on energy usage of straw pellets;
- extended technical information about the technology and parameters of biomass burning methods;
- added information on the environmental requirements for biomass and gas cleaning system installation, ash usage;
- advanced list of successful biofuel production practices and thermal energy from biomass;
- updated and expanded list of domestic and foreign biomass boilers manufacturers;
- information on fuel systems, shredders wood and straw manufacturers;
- added list of gas-cleaning equipment manufacturers.

Concept of sustainable development originates from the environmental movement of 1960s that linked economic growth and worsening of the environmental state. One of the first applications of the term sustainable in the current sense can be found in the first report by the Club of Rome called «The limits to growth»  (1972). In 1980, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources published World Conservation Strategy , which includes one of the first references to sustainability as a global priority and introduces the term of “sustainable development”.

Position Paper 17 of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine covers general concept of the sustainable development, presents existing binding and recommended sustainability requirements for biofuels in the European Union, analyses the situation in Ukraine and suggests relevant recommendations.

The Paper is available in:

Ukrainian
English
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