September 25, 2012 preliminary general meeting of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine (UABio) was held at the Great Conference Hall of NASU. The event was held in parallel with the 8-th International Conference "Biomass for Energy" and gathered representatives of major companies representing modern bioenergy market of Ukraine.
The main purpose of UABio establishment identified by participants of the constituent assembly is creation of a common platform for cooperation on bioenergy market in Ukraine to ensure the most favorable business environment and accelerate the market development of bioenergy and sustainable bioenergy development as an industry.
Draft Charter of UABio was approved as well as an approximate date of official registration, namely the beginning of 2013 (when revised Law "On Public Associations" will come into force). With this in mind, a proposal to conduct official General Constituent Assembly not earlier than two months before the state registration was approved.
It was agreed to elect the Board of civic union "Bioenergy Association of Ukraine" in the amount of 6 people, Supervisory Board - in the amount of 3 persons and the Audit Commission, after the state registration of the Association. In addition, it was decided to create special commissions for the major activities of UABio.
As a Chairman of the UABio Board director of SEC "Biomass", Ph.D., Geletukha G.G. was elected. The Board members were elected as follows: Maraykin R.V., Daviy V.A., Matveev Yu.B., Oleynik Ye. N., Navruzov Yu.V.
The principles for creation of expert commissions for development of solutions in key areas of UABio operation were discussed and approved.
As UABio priority activities were identified:
- To prepare all necessary documents for the state registration of public union "Ukrainian Bioenergy Association" in January 2013.
- To develop a web-site of the Association: full Ukrainian and English versions of the web-site, as well as basic version in Russian.
- By the end of 2012 to develop policy documents outlining the position of the Association members in key areas of work, including analysis of barriers to bioenergy development in Ukraine, and the document devoted to the need to introduce "green" tariff on electricity generated from biogas.