The biofuel market in Ukraine has a number of problems that require an immediate solution.

Thus, instability of prices, unreliability of supply and doubtful quality of biofuels negatively affect the work of existing and the emergence of new generating facilities. This indicates that the biofuels market is developing spontaneously and needs to be changed.

Authors:

Sergii Savchuk, Head of State AGency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine,
Oleksandr Dombrovskyi, First Vice-chairman of the Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety,
Diana Korsakaite, Director of USAID Municipal Energy Reform Project (MERP),
Georgii Geletukha, Head of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine.

Read the Article "E-commerce of biofuels: opportunities for Ukraine" at "Ekonomichna Pravda" (in Ukrainian)

The share of renewable energy sources in the energy balance of Ukraine is steadily increasing, but this is not enough. Major legislative changes in the sector are needed.

The events of recent weeks, called "gas crisis", again raise the question for society about the need for energy saving and natural gas replacing. It is important to find out what domestic bioenergy can do for this, especially if it will be not in the regime of permanent barriers overcoming but will be in the regime of supported development.

About this and more read in the joint article by Oleksandr Dombrovsky, Diana Korsakaite, Georgii Geletukha and Sergei Savchuk for Ekonomichna pravda website.

Read full article on the Ekonomichna pravda website (in Ukrainian)

Barriers to the creation of a biofuel market in Ukraine, which are associated with wood fuel harvesting, are considered.The ways to overcome these barriers are proposed. The current characteristics of Ukrainian forests, which inflence the possibility of wood fuel harvesting, and dynamics of their changes are analyzed. The scenario of increasing the volume of wood fuel harvesting, which corresponds to the key indicators of bioenergy development of the Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2035,
is proposed.

Analysis of opportunities for harvesting wood fuel in the forests of Ukraine. Georgiy Geletukha, Tetiana Zheliezna, Semen Drahniev, Anatolii Bashtovyi. Journal "Industrial heat engineering", 2018, vт. 40, №1 (p. 61-67)

The potential, state of the art and prospects for the production of biofuel and energy from biomass obtained from agrarian pruning and plantation removal in the EU are presented in the paper. The paper analyzes the place of wood biomass in the biomass energy potential and its practical use in Ukraine. Preconditions for involving biomass from agrarian pruning and plantation removal in Ukraine’s energy sector are considered.

Prospects for using biomass from agrarian pruning and plantation removal in Ukraine. Georgiy Geletukha, Tetiana Zheliezna, Semen Drahniev, Anatolii Bashtovyi. Journal "Industrial heat engineering", 2018, vт. 40, №1 (p. 68-74)

Description, analysis and main results of operation of Lithuanian biomass exchange are presented. Positive impact of the biomass exchange on the development of the biofuel market in Lithuania is shown. Possible ways and models for the creation of the competitive biofuel market in Ukraine are suggested.

Creation of the competitive biofuel market in Ukraine. Part 2. Georgiy Geletukha, Tetiana Zheliezna, Anatolii Bashtovyi. Journal "Industrial heat engineering", 2017, vт. 39, №4 (p. 76-80)

The paper presents some results of energy analysis of the life cycle of power production from solid biomass. The results are compared with the respective case of combined heat and power production. The greenhouse gases balance during the life cycle of power production from solid biomass is calculated.

Energy and ecology analysis of technologies for power production from biomass. Part 2. Georgiy Geletukha, Tetiana Zheliezna, Anatolii Bashtovyi. Journal "Industrial heat engineering", 2017, vт.39, №3 (p. 73-77)

State of the art and prospects for the development of the biofuel market in Ukraine are analyzed. Problems associated with the access to wood biomass and biomass of agricultural origin are considered. Legislative amendments enabling interested companies to harvest wood fuel in the state-owned forests are suggested. Proposals for improving the rules of timber auctions are presented.

Creation of the competitive biofuel market in Ukraine. Part 1. Georgiy Geletukha, Tetiana Zheliezna, Anatolii Bashtovyi. Journal "Industrial heat engineering", 2017, vт. 39, №3 (p. 85-90)

logo uprunning2Orchards have a significant potential of wood biomass from pruning and plantation removal. Ukrainian team of experts from Scientific Engineering Centre "Biomass" within the uP_running project of HORIZON 2020 continues to work with horticultural farms searching for solutions to create value chains for sustainable supply of woody biomass from agrarian pruning and plantation removal for energy purposes.

Read the first results of the assessment of the potential of Agrarian Pruning and Plantation Removals (APPR) for the economy in the Vinnytsia region in the article "What is the potential for the growth of the well-being of the farmers" on the website of the uP_running project.

The paper presents analysis of the place of biomass in Ukraine’s energy balance and the role of bioenergy in achieving the goals of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan. The potential of biomass for energy in Ukraine is analyzed. Problems of heat tariffs setting and main problems of biofuel market are considered. Ways for creating the competitive heat and biofuel markets in Ukraine are suggested.

State of the art and prospects for bioenergy development in Ukraine. Georgiy Geletukha, Tetiana Zheliezna. Journal "Industrial heat engineering", 2017, vm. 39, №2 (p. 60-64).