The biofuel market in Ukraine has a number of problems that require an immediate solution. Thus, instability of prices for biofuels negatively affects the work of existing and the emergence of new generating facilities. The price of firewood, pellets, cod and other solid biofuels may vary by area several times. The mechanism for organizing the biofuel market in Ukraine should be the use of a single electronic platform where all interested producers and consumers will have a possibility for biofuels trading. Thus, instability of prices, the 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. A lot of effort needs to be made for the real introduction of e-commerce for biofuels. In particular, to develop and adopt necessary legislation; to define a fully-fledged state body regulating electronic commerce; to conduct a tender and to select a system operator. However, according to the authors of the article, such efforts are worthwhile for a transparent, efficient and civilized biofuel market to emerge in Ukraine.

How to implement the biofuel trading in Ukraine?  Sergii Savchuk, Oleksandr Dombrovskyi, Diana Korsakaite, Georgii Geletukha. Monthly analytical report "Balance of Energy of Ukraine", 2018, №1 (01) June (p. 7-10) (in Ukrainian)
Implementation of e-commerce for biofuels in Ukraine. Georgii Geletukha. Monthly analytical report "Balance of Energy of Ukraine", 2018, №1 (01) June (p. 12-23) (in Ukrainian)

The current state of the development of bioenergy in Ukraine is presented. Prospects for the production of heat from biomass by sectors of consumption until
2050 are estimated. The most important barriers to the development of the sector are analyzed, ways for their complete or partial overcoming are suggested.

Problems and prospects for bioenergy development in Ukraine. Geletukha G.G., Zheliezna T.A., Bashtovyi A.I., Geletukha H. I. Journal "Promyslova teplotekhnika", 2018, v. 40, №2 (p. 41-48)

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)