Info Day Energy Crops for EnergyGoal: To demonstrate the economic efficiency of biomass energy plantations for energy production in Ukraine.

Target audience: agrarian companies, farmers, municipalities, business, state institutions.

Local communities are currently mostly dependent on fossil fuels, such as natural gas and coal, using these energy sources to generate heat. To stop this dependency while at the same time contributing to the development of the local economy can be energy such as biomass from plantations of specially grown energy crops. Low-yielding or abandoned land in regions at sustainable use can become a source of stable supply of biomass feedstock, for further use in local boiler-houses, supplying cheaper heat energy. Potential producers of such biomass can become local farmers, which have in stock most of the necessary equipment for growing energy plantations. Involving local farmers in the production of non-food biomass on low-yielding land will create a pool of producers of sustainable bioenergy raw materials for further convertion into energy or biofuels.

International project «FORBIO - Fostering sustainable feedstock production for advanced biofuels on underutilised land in Europe» is aimed at showing the viability of using land in the EU Member States for sustainable bioenergy feedstock production that does not affect the supply of food and feed, in addition to not interfering with land currently used for recreational and/or conservation purposes. Project activities and outputs set the basis for building up and strengthening local bioenergy value chains that are competitive and that meet the highest sustainability standards, thus contributing to the market uptake of sustainable bioenergy in the EU. (Read more at




Today the largest international players in the field of renewable energy consider Ukraine as the most attractive European market among the developing economies.

Such conclusions were made based on the results of the 9th International Sustainable Energy Forum and Exhibition of Eastern Europe SEF-2017 Kyiv, which took place on October 9-11 in Kyiv.

Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgii Geletukha has participated in the Forum and Exhibition SEF-2017 Kyiv and was leading the bioenergy section. His presentation you can find here.

In particular, in the first half of 2017, the total capacity of renewable energy facilities increased in Ukraine by 183 MW and exceeded 1.46 GW. It is estimated that by the end of the year, this figure may exceed 1.52 GW.

The 9th International Sustainable Energy Forum and Exhibition of Eastern Europe SEF-2017 Kyiv was held on October 9-11 in Kyiv at “Parkovy” Congress and Exhibition center. 440 delegates and 58 exhibitors from 32 countries became participants of the industry event. The organizer of SEF-2017 KYIV is Innovative Business Centre (IB Center).

Program and more information about the International Forum and Exhibition SEF-2017 Kyiv you can find on the website

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Нідерландсько-український форум On September 19, the 1 st day of the International conference "BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2017" hosted the Dutch-Ukrainian Forum "Biofuels Market in Ukraine: a Step to Energy Independence". The forum brought together about 70 participants, including representatives of agrarian companies, equipment and raw material producers, profile associations and academics. The Forum provided opportunities for bioenergy cooperation between Dutch and Ukrainian companies from the PIB Biobased Energy Ukraine consortium.

The Dutch consortium, Biobased Energy Ukraine ( , is a public-private partnership of the Dutch renewable energy sector supported by the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The consortium participants are leading Dutch companies specializing in various aspects of the value added biobased production chain and renowned knowledge institutions. The Government of the Netherlands supports the partnership activities in Ukraine. The partnership invests, designs, supplies and advises for biobased energy projects in Ukraine (2015-2018).


Presentations from the Forum (according to Program):

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More than 200 participants have joined the International Conference "Biomass for Energy 2017" – a professional event in the field of bioenergy in Ukraine with a wide representation of politicians, public, business and science authorities.

Organizers of the Conference: Bioenergy Association of Ukraine; State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine; Renewable Energy Agency; Institute of Engineering Thermophysics; the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Scientific Engineering Centre “Biomass”.

Great conference hall of the national academy of Sciences of Ukraine (55 Volodymyrska str.).

Conference Program included:

• Disscusion with representatives of the government and business on the subject: «State and prospects of bioenergy development in Ukraine. Prospects for a biofuel market development».
• Plenary and oral reports.
• Dutch-Ukrainian Forum "Biofuels market in Ukraine: step towards energy independence".
• FORBIO project Seminar "Prospects of sustainable feedstock production for advanced biofuels in Ukraine" under the Horizon 2020 program.
• Presentation of the scenario of Ukrainian energy sector transition towards 100% RES by 2050.
• Excursion to the plantation of energy crops.

Sponsors of the conference: ICS Energietechnik Gesellschaft mbH (Austria), "ENERSTENA Ukraine" LLC, GIZ project "Establishment of Energy Agencies in Ukraine", "Metropoliya" SAT" LLC. By financial support: United Nations Development Programme “Development and Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies in the Municipal Sector of Ukraine”. Financial support of the Dutch-Ukrainian Forum: The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine. Financial support of FORBIO project Seminar: EU Research and Innovation Program "Horizon 2020". Financial support of Presentation of the scenario 100% RES by 2050: Sustainable Energy (SE, VedvarendeEnergi).

The conference was attended by more than 200 specialists. Among them, 24 are from abroad (the Netherlands, Lithuania, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Sweden, Italy, Hungary). Among the professional participants, there were representatives of political circles and state authorities, consulting and commercial firms, industrial enterprises, agricultural holdings, professional associations, research and educational establishments, public organizations etc.

The conference covered a wide range of issues related to energy use of biomass: biomass resources; research and development of bioenergy technologies; demonstration and commercial biomass projects; issues of legislation, development strategies and bioenergy projects financing; thermal and electric energy production from the solid biomass; economic and environmental aspects of the development of biomass energy production technologies; production and use of biogas; biofuel market; possibilities of growing sustainable raw materials for 2nd generation biofuels.

Program and more information about the international conference "Biomass for Energy 2017" you can find on the website

bioenergy day 12 april 201712 April 2017, Bioenergy Association of Ukraine along with company "EuroIndex" and officially supported by the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine will hold a seminar-discussion "Bioenergy Day" in frames of the 2nd day of the IV National Specialized Trade Show and Forum "Independent Heat&Power Engineering". The event was attended by around 50 participants, including representatives of cities and utility companies, ESCOs and energy companies, biofuel producers and scientists.

Speakers of the event will participate in three discussions on the following topics:

  • Discussion 1: Prospects for creation of a competitive heat market in Ukraine;
  • Discussion 2: Prospects for the creation of a competitive biofuels exchange in Ukraine;
  • Discussion 3: Experience in the development of bioenergy in the EU.
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geletukha cebc2017Head of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgiy Geletukha took part in the 5th Central European Biomass Conference, on the 18th to 20th in Graz, Austria.

The Conference gathered more than 1000 participants, and Programme contained 156 speeches within such conference events as Pellet Day, Biogas Day, World Bioenergy Day, BIOENERGY 2020+ Day and excursions to bioenergy facilities.

The 5th Central European Biomass Conference focused its efforts for 2017 particularly on the following aspects:

  • Sustainability at regional and national scale and sustainability considerations for different value chains;
  • Biomass-combustion-based grids and hybrid systems and lowest-emission biomass combustion systems;
  • Advanced technologies for the realization of a biobased economy;
  • Policies, markets, and consumer attitudes;
  • Heat and electricity from biomass;
  • Fuel characterization and quality assurance.

Presentation of Georgiy Geletukha at the 2nd Central European Pellet Day: "Analysis of Ukrainian biomass pellets market"
Presentation of Georgiy Geletukha at World Bioenergy Day: "Development and prospects of bioenergy in Ukraine"

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Bioenergy Association of Ukraine was the co-organizer of the seminar "Prospects for energy crops in Ukraine", which on June 30 was held by the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE) jointly with the Kyiv Regional State Administration, LLC "Ukrteplo" and UkrNDIPVT named after L.Pohorilyi. The seminar was attended by over 80 participants from all over Ukraine and from Poland. The seminar was aimed at raising awareness of local authorities and community development, as well as attracting businesses to create new renewable energy sources in the form of perennial plantations of energy crops.

The seminar consisted of theoretical and practical parts and was held at the site of UkrNDIPVT named after L.Pohorilyi of NAAS of Ukraine. The seminar was opened by an advisor of the Head of SAEE Sergiy Savchuk and Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgiy Geletukha. In his speech, Georgiy Geletukha reminded the considerable potential of biomass in Ukraine, which is 29.8 million TCE. One-third of this potential by conservative estimate belongs to bioenergy crops that can be grown on unused agricultural land of poor quality, which in Ukraine is about 4 million ha. When growing energy crops on 1 million hectares with average yields of 11.5 million tons / year Ukraine can potentially replace up to 5.5 billion m3 of natural gas per year.

Presentations of the speakers (in Ukrainian)
  1. "Stimulation of natural gas substitution" — Yuriy Shafarenko, Head of the Department of SAEE
  2. "Development and Prospects of Bioenergy in Ukraine" — Georgiy Geletukha, Head of the Board of Bioenergy association of Ukraine
  3. "Experience of growing energy crops" — Iryna Gnap, Director of Agro-energy company "Salix Energy"
  4. "Energy crops in the Netherlands and Ukraine" — Kees Kwant, Senior Expert, Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Netherlands
  5. "Practical experience of the use of energy crops "- Ivan Nadein, founder of group of companies" Ukrteplo "

gbep 300x198Head of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgiy Geletukha took part in 4th Bioenergy Week, held by Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP), June 21&24, 2016 in Budapest, Hungary. Georgiy Geletukha moderated the session "BIOGAS OPPORTUNITIES - Exchange of experiences and opportunities of biogas and biomethane developments in the region." In his speech, Chairman of the UABio told about the biogas experience in Ukraine.


Summary of the event
Presentation of Georgiy Geletukha "Biogas experience in Ukraine"

geletukha nordic baltic bioenergy conference 2016Chairman of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgiy Geletukha participated in the Nordic Baltic Bioenergy Conference, held 19-21 April 2016 in Vilnius, Latvia. In his first speech, Georgiy Geletukha as Advisor of the Head of State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving spoke about the opportunities and prospects of energy efficiency and renewable energy in Ukraine. Also, as Chairman of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, Georgiy Geletukha told about the development and prospects of bioenergy in Ukraine.

Presentation of Nordic Baltic Bioenergy Conference
Presentation of Georgiy Geletukha - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy: Status, Opportunities and Perspectives in Ukraine
Presentation of Georgiy Geletukha - Development and Prospects of Bioenergy in Ukraine

28 жовтня 2015 року Біоенергетична асоціація України провела семінар з біогазових технологій в рамках ділової програми 6-ї Міжнародної виставки тваринництва та птахівництва «Animal Farming Ukraine» у Києві.

Серед учасників семінару були присутні постачальники обладнання для біогазових станцій, проектувальні та будівельні організації, а також зацікавлені компанії, що планують будівництво біогазових станцій.

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