The article analyzes the current state of production of second generation biofuels in the world and evaluates the possibility of launching such production in Ukraine.

The work is topical due to the fact that liquid biofuels can replace a certain share of motor fuels consumed in Ukraine, thus contributing to the strengthening of the country's energy independence.

The purpose of the study is to assess feasibility of a project on the production of second generation bioethanol in Ukraine; the task is to carry out a preliminary feasibility study for such a project. The research methods include a review of the existing plants that produce second generation biofuels in the world, assessment and analysis of the main technical and economic indicators of a typical project of this type for the conditions of Ukraine.

The obtained results show that under the current conditions (including the petrol price ratio in Ukraine and Europe), the project for the production of lingo-cellulosic bioethanol is feasible only with the s le of the product in the European market (the payback period is within 5 years). For the possibility of profitable production and sale of second generation bioethanol in the domestic market, it is necessary to work owards lowering the capital and operational costs of the project. Ukraine has a big potential of biomass, including lingo-cellulosic feedstock available for the production of second generation biofuels. For the successful implementation of projects in this sector, it is necessary to improve legal basis and conduct scientific and practical work to bring down cost of corresponding technologies.

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Prospects for the production and consumption of second generation biofuels in Ukraine. Zheliezna T. A., Drahniev S. V., Bashtovyi A. I., Rogovskii I. L. Journal "Machinery & Energetics", 2018, Vol. 9, No. 2, (p. 66)

The article deals with:

  • Use of low-temperature thermal energy sources in utilization installations;
  • Current Ukrainian state standards for waste heat utilization;
  • European experience in supporting waste heat utilization.

Quote from the article:
"The level of technological development allows implementing projects of waste heat utilization and transformation it into heat with other parameters, cold and electricity and heat accumulation."

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When the heat in the heat supply systems will be cheaper? Yevhen Oliinyk – Board Member of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine. Electronic edition "Ukraine Communal", November 22, 2018 (in Ukrainian)

The article is prepared on the basis of the USAID project "Municipal Energy Reform in Ukraine". The opinions expressed by the authors in this publication do not necessarily coincide with the position of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) or the Government of the United States of America

In past articles (You can read here, here and here), we talked about how simplifying the access of third parties (independent heat energy producers) to heat networks can improve the situation in centralized heat supply, and what should be done for this. Now is the time to tell more what changes should consumers be expected, if such a system will work.

The article deals with the following issues:

  • What affects the fare for the end-user connected to competitive DH systems?
  • How the price of heat energy for Lithuanian heat supply companies in the cities of Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda is changing?
  • What changes will affect the consumers connected to competitive DH systems?

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How will end-users be affected by the simplification of third-party access to heat networks? Georgii Geletukha – Head of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine. Electronic edition "Investgazeta", November 21, 2018 (in Ukrainian)

The article is prepared on the basis of the USAID project "Municipal Energy Reform in Ukraine". The opinions expressed by the authors in this publication do not necessarily coincide with the position of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) or the Government of the United States of America

We believe that it is a necessity to begin with the legislative basis, with a special focus on ensuring the unhindered access of third parties - independent heat energy producers to DH networks and creating clear "rules of the game" for all potential participants in this process. The mechanism of competitive relations in the district heating system of Ukraine has already been developed in the form of a draft amendment to the law "On heat supply" and some other laws of Ukraine.

The article deals with the following issues:

  • How necessary are legislative changes?
  • Can we do without bidding?
  • Why anticipate the possibility of lowering the price offer?
  • Can the independent heat energy producers connect to DH systems and simply sell its heat to a utility company?

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How to implement competitive relations in district heating in Ukraine? Georgii Geletukha – Head of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine. Electronic edition "Investgazeta", November 06, 2018 (in Ukrainian)

The article is prepared on the basis of the USAID project "Municipal Energy Reform in Ukraine". The opinions expressed by the authors in this publication do not necessarily coincide with the position of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) or the Government of the United States of America

The article deals with:

  • Legislation development process;
  • European experience;
  • The main bill provisions;
  • Forecast of electronic trade system activity.

Quote from the article:
"In order to create an electronic trading system for biofuels, it is necessary to develop not only amendments to the Laws of Ukraine but also a number of by-laws that regulate the functioning of the electronic trade system in biofuels."

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Creation of the e-commerce system for solid biofuels trading. Yevhen Oliinyk – Board Member of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, Vyacheslav Antonenko – an expert on "Renewable Energy Agency". Electronic edition "Ukraine Communal", November 06, 2018 (in Ukrainian)

The article is prepared on the basis of the USAID project "Municipal Energy Reform in Ukraine". The opinions expressed by the authors in this publication do not necessarily coincide with the position of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) or the Government of the United States of America

The article is dedicated to the analysis of the legal regulation of the creation of the electronic trading system of solid biofuels in Ukraine. The conclusions and proposals are formulated to the legislation that will regulate the functioning of the electronic trading system of solid biofuels in Ukraine.

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Legal regulation for the creation of the electronic trading system for solid biofuels in Ukraine. Pastukh A. - Entrepreneurship, Economy and Law. - 2018. - № 10. P. 68-72

State of the art and prospects for the development of bioenergy in the EU-28 until 2030 are presented. Features of bioenergy contribution to different EU’s energy production and consumption sectors are analyzed. Based on the main trends existing in the EU, some recommendations for Ukraine’s bioenergy sector development are suggested.

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Analysis of the main trends of bioenergy development in the European Union. Zheliezna T.A., Bashtovyi A.I. Journal "Industrial Heat Engineering", 2018, v. 40, №3 (p. 70-75) (read in English p. 75)

The results of the qualitative analysis of fuel properties of corn stover and cobs from fields in the Kiev region are presented. Elemental composition (W, A, C, H, S, N, O, Cl), calorific value, ash melting temperature and chemical composition of ash were investigated. A comparative analysis of samples with foreign analogs was carried out.

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Fuel properties of Ukrainian corn stover. Antonenko V.O., Zubenko V.I., Epik O.V. Journal "Industrial Heat Engineering", 2018, v. 40, №3 (p. 85-90) (read in English p. 90)

The article contains the aggregated results of the development and optimization of laboratory installation for ablative fast pyrolysis performance with productivity 5 kg/hour on input products. The experimental data on the series of experiments (>60) with analysis of the inflence of certain range of input parameters on the bio-oil yield and qualitative parameters of output products is presented.

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Energy and economic indicators of fast ablative pyrolysis technology with cone screw reactor. Zubenko V.I., Epik O.V., Antonenko V.O., Oliynyk E.M. Journal "Industrial Heat Engineering", 2018, v. 40, №3 (p. 76-84) (read in English p. 84)

With a steady increase in natural gas prices, there is no end to the debate on how consumers pay less for heating, are there ways to reduce their payments?

In this article, the authors do not offer some kind of "magic" that will allow not to pay for heating, but only outline the existing problems and ways that can make centralized heating more efficient and affordable for consumers. The article deals with questions:

  • What is the general situation in centralized heat supply?
  • Can heat supply be cheaper?
  • What will change if you switch to individual heating?
  • Where to get cheaper heat?
  • Why our centralized heating still has not been converted to biomass?
  • Is it not better to introduce energy-saving measures and reduce the heat consumption of our homes?

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Do we need competition in the district heating in Ukraine? Georgii Geletukha – Head of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine. Electronic edition "Investgazeta", October 03, 2018 (in Ukrainian)

Read the previous articles, where authors analyzed the current situation with the long-term planning in district heating (DH) in Ukraine and presented recommendations for the finalization of regulatory acts for heat supply sector in terms of the introduction of long-term planning in the DH sector in Ukraine and presented road map for the transition to long-term planning in district heating in Ukraine

The article is prepared on the basis of the USAID project "Municipal Energy Reform in Ukraine". The opinions expressed by the authors in this publication do not necessarily coincide with the position of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) or the Government of the United States of America