So far, the energy crop growing sector in Ukraine is in its infancy, with almost 4,000 hectares of marginal land planted with energy crops. For the most part it is energy willow, poplar and miscanthus, which yield an average annual yield of 20 t/ha.

Potentially energy crops in the country can replace about 20 billion m³ of natural gas, or two thirds of the country's gas needs.

In Article:
- About energy crops and bioenergy potential of Ukraine
- Six successful examples of bioenergy facilities in Ukraine

Read full article "Bioenergy as a chance to replace 2/3 of Ukraine's gas needs: is the mission possible?" from the magazine "Ecology of the enterprise" (in Ukrainian)

Contributed to the preparation of materials:
Georgii Geletukha, Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine
Vyacheslav Antonenko, expert of the UNDP project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector in Ukraine"

 

For information:
On March 20-21, 2019, within the framework of the UNDP project, a two-day study tour on seven bioenergy facilities in Kyiv, Cherkassy and Zhytomyr Region was held:
- More about the trip
- Video "Seven bioenergy facilities in Ukraine within the framework of UNDP project study visit"