Committee meeting

On June 6, 2018, the Fuel and Energy Committee held a round table on the topic "Prospects for creating an electronic trading system for biofuels in Ukraine". During the discussion, the Head of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Efficiency of Ukraine Serhiy Savchuk, together with the Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, Georgiy Geletuhoy and USAID Municipal Energy Reform project director, Diana Korsakaite, presented the concept of the introduction of biofuels e-commerce.

Such a platform will concentrate a large number of sellers and buyers of biofuels and create significant competition, which, as a result, should lead to a decrease and equalization of prices for biofuels and an improvement in its quality.

Info Day FORBIO

Aim: Inform agrarians about the potential, opportunities, and technologies of sustainable use of agro biomass and energy crops for energy production.

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

Organizers: Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, scientific engineering center "Biomass"

Event location: Cherkasy city, Ukraine, 168 Smilianska str., Conference hall

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Info day will be held within the framework of the International Agricultural Exhibit Fest AGROSHOW Ukraine 2018

Proceedings and Photos of the latest FORBIO events are available:

Materials of FORBIO Seminar "Energy crops from cultivation to utilization. Foreign and domestic experience", 21 February 2018 and PHOTOS;

FORBIO Information Day "Use of underutilized lands for sustainable bioenergy feedstock production – additional income to farmers", 12 December 2017, and PHOTOS;

Materials of FORBIO Workshop "Prospects of sustainable feedstock production for advanced biofuels in Ukraine", 20-21 September 2017 and PHOTOS.

EU4Energy Vienna Policy Forum Bioenergy for HeatHead of the Board of UABio Georgii Geletukha took part at the EU4Energy Vienna Policy Forum: Bioenergy for Heat on 24 April, 2018 along with other officials and experts from the 11 IEA for EU4Energy countries. Previous forums in Astana, Minsk, Kiev and Odessa examined renewable energy policy more broadly, system integration and renewable heat. As a follow-up to the Kiev heat forum, this event focused on bioenergy barriers, drivers and best practice. It included presentations from the European Commission and European bioenergy associations, as well as several country case studies.

Globally, bioenergy is the largest renewable energy source and especially important in the heat sector. In Georgia, 90% of rural households depend on wood energy which is generally combusted at very low efficiency. This has led to the unsustainable exploitation of the country’s forestry resources forests. However, this is likely to change with the country having recently joined the European Energy Community. New renewable energy targets and a new forestry code provide a more optimistic outlook for the future use of bioenergy in the country and protection of forests.

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Ukraine Power&Renewable Finance and Investment Summit 2018Head of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgii Geletukha took part in the Ukraine Power&Renewable finance and investment summit on March 28th in the Kyiv city.

The program discussed such topics as fundamental changes in the electricity sector in Ukraine, the potential for energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy sources, the reorganization of the electricity sector in Ukraine in accordance with the new Law "On the electricity market", as well as financing of renewable energy in Ukraine.

Ukraine Power&Renewable finance and investment summit's AGENDA

Organizer's contacts:
pbobev@euroconventionglobal.com
Contact person: P. Bobev
Phone number: +421 905 107703

Data: 6-7 February 2019
Venue: Madrid, Spain

The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from all facets of the hydrogen industry to discuss the required economical and infrastructural innovations for a sustainable future energy carrier. The key discussions will involve monetisation, latest technologies implementations, material optimisation, production and transportation.

The main objectives of the industry are to:

  • Reduce the production cost of fuel cell systems
  • Increase the electrical efficiency and the durability of the different fuel cells used
  • Use H2 to support renewable energy source integration

The sector has involved already an important number of energy end-use agents, from electric vehicles to power plants.

Summit topics for discussion include:

  • Overview of the actual hydrogen and fuel cells market
  • Opportunities presented by EU H2 policy and regulations
  • Transitioning energy systems through sector integration
  • The challenge of cost for technology deployment
  • Decarbonising energy-use industries with hydrogen
  • Increasing domestic fuel cell efficiency
  • Regional green hydrogen initiatives
  • Automotive applications of hydrogen fuel cells
  • Decarbonising heavy logistics industries
Summit Agenda

More information about summit you can find on Summit website.

Seminar Energy Crops

UABio member SEC "Biomass" in the framework of the international project «up_Running» conducts an all-Ukrainian workshop "Renewable energy from agrarian pruning and plantation removal: development of value chains as a step towards economic and environmental efficiency".

Aim: To highlight information on intermediate project results: presenting existing value chains, business models and best practices, and discuss potential opportunities directly with stakeholders.

Target audience: gardeners, service companies, energy consumers, municipalities and government agencies.

Organizers: scientific engineering center "Biomass", Association "Ukrainian agrarian business club".

Event location: Kyiv, Ukraine, 15 Brovarsky ave, "Livoberezhna" metro st., International exhibition center, pavilion №3, entrance 3A, 2nd floor, conf. hall 15.

Participation in the workshop is FREE under the condition of pre-registration with the link below:

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Additional information about the project you can find here.

Seminar Energy Crops

Aim: To demonstrate the domestic and foreign experience of energy crops growing and the economic efficiency of using biomass from energy plantations for sustainable energy production in Ukraine.

Target audience: agrarian companies, farmers, municipalities, commercial companies, government agencies.

Organizers: Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, scientific engineering center "Biomass", "Kyiv International Contract Fair" Ltd.

Event location: Kyiv, Ukraine, 15 Brovarsky ave, "Livoberezhna" metro st., International exhibition center, pavilion №2, entrance 2A, 2nd floor, conf. hall 9.

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Info Day Energy Crops for Energy

On December 12, 2017, the Information Day "Use of underutilized land for sustainable bioenergy feedstock production – additional income to farmers" was held. Goal of the Info Day was to demonstrate the economic efficiency of biomass energy plantations for energy production in Ukraine.

Representatives of agrarian companies and farmers, as well as representatives of municipalities, came to the event among more than 80 participants from all over Ukraine. The event was opened by the Head of the State Department of Energy Efficiency of Ukraine Serhiy Savchuk, who spoke about state support for the development of bioenergy as one of the main renewable energy sources in Ukraine, especially for replacing natural gas.

In particular, Ukraine currently provides support in the form of a "green" tariff for electricity production from RES and for the 10 months of 2017 new facilities with a total installed capacity of 39 MW in biomass and 34 MW in biogas have been introduced by this tariff. According to Sergiy Savchuk, currently about 4 thousand hectares are currently planted with perennial energy crops, which is still less than in Denmark (10 thousand hectares), Poland (13 thousand hectares), Italy (57 thousand hectares) and others. The total area under power crops in EU countries is 140 thousand hectares. Ukraine has the potential of about 4 million hectares of land, which, provided they grow energy crops, have the potential to replace about 20 billion cubic meters of natural gas equal to 2/3 of the gas needs of Ukraine.

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sef-2017

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 www.2017.sefkyiv.com.

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Field trip of FORBIO workshopOn September 21, 2017, within the framework of the FORBIO project, an excursion to the site of growing energy willow of the company "UkrAgroEnergo" took place. Plantation area is operated by Ukragroenergo LLC, subsidiary of Ukrteplo group of companies, which implements energy efficiency projects on fossil fuels substitution by such local fuels as wood pellets, briquettes, chips, straw etc. Ukrteplo has replaced more than 50 million cubic meters of natural gas in 16 regions of Ukraine, and converted to solid fuel approximately 100 boiler-houses.

PHOTOREPORT

The mother plantations of willow are located at the area of 50 ha in Ivankiv region and were set in 2016 on the lands, which were abandoned 15 years ago, because of unsatisfying soil conditions (sandy, sandy loam soils) and bad economic conditions in the region.

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