Chairman of Supervisory Board of "Ukrteplo" Ivan Nadein told to journalists of "Energy of Ukraine" about the real situation with the substitution of natural gas in Ukraine. Despite the government's reporting on the substitution of natural gas and the launch of a large number of projects that use renewable sources, in fact, everything is not so smooth and rosy, as they say on the TV screen.

About 6 myths and the truth of the natural gas replacement in Ukraine read in the full article of web-project "Energy of Ukraine" (in Russian)

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In the seventh issue of all-ukrainian research and production magazine «Bioenergy» an article of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine experts: Semen Dragnev, Tetiana Zhelyezna and Georgii Geletukha was published. The article covers issues related to the state of the art and prospects for grain corn production in the world and Ukraine. By-products of grain corn potential in regions of Ukraine is identified. The information about fuel characteristics of by-products of grain corn (BPGC) is shown. Particular attention is given to the best practices of grain corn harvesting in the USA. Allowable share of corn residues alienation for Ukraine’s conditions is determined. The estimation of costs of by-products of grain corn harvesting in the conditions of Ukraine is offered. Barriers to wide introduction of BPGC harvesting practice are identified. Measures to address these barriers are proposed.

Opportunities for harvesting by-products of grain corn for energy production in Ukraine. Part 1 (in ukrainian)

Read also: Opportunities for harvesting by-products of grain corn for energy production in Ukraine - 16th Position Paper of UABio (available in English)

In the second part of the article "Analysis of energy strategies of EU and world countries and a role of renewables in their energy systems", which was published in the third issue of applied scientific journal "Promyslova teplotekhnika" (Industrial heat engineering) experts of UABio discussed the state of the art and prospects for renewable energy development in the world, the European Union. The article contains analyses of existing energy strategies and forecasts of energy development. Special attention is paid to the countries, which set a target to reach 50% RES in their final energy consumption by 2050. It is shown that in order to achieve this object it is necessary not only to develop RES capacities, but also reduce consumption of primary energy at the expense of introducing energy efficiency measures.

"Analysis of energy strategies of EU and world countries and a role of renewables in their energy systems. Part 2" Georgii Geletukha, Tetiana Zheliezna, Anatolii Bashtovyi. Journal "Promyslava teplotechnika", 2016, т.38, №3 (с. 57-66) (in Ukrainian)
or Read ANALYSIS OF ENERGY STRATEGIES OF EU AND WORLD COUNTRIES AND ROLE OF RENEWABLES IN THEIR ENERGY SYSTEMS (UABio Position Paper N13) (in English)

The paper covers state of the art and prospects for the development of district heating in Europe, including the use of renewable energy sources. Basic models of district heating system designs are analyzed. It is shown that effiency of district heating operation depends on the extent of unbundling of heat generation and transmission, opportunities for third-party access to heat networks, existing types of ownership.

Analysis of operation models in the district heating sector of EU countries. Part 1. Geletukha G.G., Zheliezna T.A., Bashtovyi A.I. Journal "Promyslova teplotekhnika" (Industrial heat engineering), 2016, v.38, N4 (p. 63-70) (in Ukrainian)

Rate of development of bioenergy in Ukraine is analyzed in the article. The paper considers possibilities for obtaining wood fuel from such additional sources as shelterbelt forests, shelter forests along motor roads and railways and dead wood. It is shown that the use of these additional sources may increase the energy potential of wood biomass in Ukraine in more than two times.

Analysis of possibility to obtain wood fuel from additional sources in Ukraine. Zheliezna T.A., Bashtovyi A.I., Geletukha G.G. Journal "Promyslova teplotekhnika" (Industrial heat engineering), 2016, v.38, N4 (p. 71-77) (in Ukrainian)

The paper covers basic designs of district heating market and existing ways for heat tarif setting by the examples of selected European countries. It is shown that most of the countries apply the single-buyer model though, for example, Finland is considering possibility for implementing the network access model. Main problems of Ukraine’s district heating sector are analyzed. Due to the monopolistic position of district heating companies, there are no preconditions for the development of competitiveness in the heat market, for the improvement of heat quality and reduction of its production cost. The system for setting heat tariff is also imperfect. Recommendations for the creation of competitive heat market in Ukraine are suggested. One of the main measures is implementing legal unbundling of the existing district heating companies into at least two independent enterprises. The fist company would be engaged in heat production; the second one would deal with heat transmission and supply. Creation of competitive heat market will contribute to attaining objectives of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan.

Analysis of operation models in the district heating sector of EU countries. Part 1. Geletukha G.G., Zheliezna T.A., Bashtovyi A.I. Journal "Promyslova teplotekhnika" (Industrial heat engineering), 2016, v.38, N5 (p. 78-85) (in Ukrainian)

State-of-the-art and prospects for the development of power production from biomass in Ukraine are analyzed. Main approaches to choosing steam turbines for the commercial projects on biomass CHP plants for public heat supply are considered. The paper presents some results of energy analysis of the life cycle of combined heat and power production from solid biomass.

Energy and ecology analysis of technologies for power production from biomass. Part 1. Georgiy Geletukha, Tetiana Zheliezna, Anatolii Bashtovyi. Journal "Industrial heat engineering", 2017, vт.39, №1 (p. 58-64)

Georgiy Geletukha, Tetyana Zheliezna, Olha Haidai. Journal "Promyslova teplotekhnika" (Industrial heat engineering), 2015, v.37, N6 (p.56-65) (in Ukrainian).

The paper covers the present state and prospects for the development of bioenergy in Ukraine until 2020. Some supporting instruments for the bioenergy sector introduced by the government in 2014 are analyzed.

Read the article "Prospects for the development of bioenergy as an instrument for natural gas replacement in Ukraine"

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

Today’s global environmental problems, such as global warming, exhaustion of fossil fuels and other forced the countries all over the world to significant changes in the structure of the energy sector. Independence from fossil fuels can be achieved by two ways – introduction of renewable energy sources and reduction of total energy consumption. More and more countries of the world develop and implement plans and strategies for significant within 50-100% coverage of their energy needs by renewable energy sources.

The experts of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, Georgii Geletukha and Tetiana Zheliezna share the analysis of energy strategies of EU and world countries with the «GREENenergyefficiency».

Read the full text of the article "Аnalysis of energy strategies of EU and world countries and role of renewables in their energy systems. Part 1" (in Ukrainian) or (in English)

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