On 23-24 September 2014 jubilee Tenth International Conference "Biomass for Energy", was organized by the Ukrainian Bioenergy Association, SEC "Biomass" and the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics, of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The conference was supported by interfractional union of deputies "For the energy independence of Ukraine", has received financial support from the USAID project «Municipal energy reform in Ukraine", as well as the Finnish company Valmet. Specialized seminar "Cooperation in the field of bioenergy Ukraine - Netherlands" (24.09.2014) was supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine.

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October 18, 2013 the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine and "Euroindex" held a seminar on "Practical aspects of energy production from biomass," in the framework of exhibition «GREENEXPO | Alternative Energy», which took place on 16-18 October 2013 in the exhibition center "KievExpoPlaza" (St. Salyutna 2-B, subway station "Nyvky").

Leading experts of UABio and a number of invited experts gave lectures on the state of bioenergy in Ukraine in general and concerning the specific aspects for implementation of bioenergy technologies.

The presentations are available in the Russian sections of our site.

You are cordially invited to take part in Dutch-Ukrainian seminar on Business Opportunities in the Biobased Economy that will be held on 24 September 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine (14:00-18:00).

Location: 55, Vladimirskaya str., Kiev, Ukraine. Little Hall on the first floor.

Subject and Goal of the seminar:
Ukraine has a large potential in biomass production. Valorisation of biomass is the basis of the biobased economy. A larger economic output per hectare can be created and a more sustainable approach can be created in this biobased economy. Companies from the Netherlands are interested to develop this further and seek cooperation with Ukrainian companies and organisations.

The basis for the discussion will be the findings from several research projects funded by NL Agency. Results of these projects and business approach will be presented to kick-off the collaboration on the biobased economy with Ukraine.

Please see the Draft program by the next link.
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Dear colleagues!

You are cordially invited to participate in the 9th International Conference on “Biomass for Energy” which will be held on 24-25 September 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine.

Organized by:

  • Bioenergy Association of Ukraine
  • Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • Scientific Engineering Centre “BIOMASS”

Topics

  1. Biomass resources: Availability and cost of resources; technical and logistical issues; environmental impact. Production, pretreatment, supply and logistics of feedstock from conventional agriculture, forestry, , animal residues, processing industry and biodegradable fraction of MSW streams. Research on energy crops.
  2. Research and development of bioenergy technologies: Combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, anaerobic digestion, extraction and utilization of landfill gas, co-combustion of biomass with traditional fuels. Production of liquid biofuels (biodiesel, bioethanol).
  3. Demonstration and market implementation of biomass-to-energy technologies.
  4. Strategy and policy issues: International, national, regional and local policies and strategies. Sustainability criteria and certification issues.
  5. Economic and environmental issues of bioenergy technologies: Financing of bioenergy projects, socio-economic impact, reduction of CO2 emission.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 31 July 2013

Contact:

Dr Tetiana T. Suprun
9th International Conference on "Biomass for Energy"
24-25 September 2013, Kyiv, Ukraine
Tel./Fax: +380 44 453 2856
Fax: +380 44 456 9462
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http://uabio.org/

 First announcement and Call for Papers.pdf

 Programme of the conference

 More details

28th November, 2012, Kyiv, Chairman of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, Georgy Geletukha participated in a press conference held in the premises of online newspaper "Obozrevatel" and devoted to the topic: "Renewable Energy in Ukraine: why the law deserves a veto". The press conference was also attended by Andrey Konechenkov (Chairman of the Board of Ukrainian Wind Energy Association) and Vitaly Daviy (Chairman of Association of Alternative Fuel and Energy Market of Ukraine, member of the Board of bioenergy association of Ukraine).

This press conference was devoted to the Law "On Amendments to the Law" On Electric Power Industry" (on the promotion of electricity from alternative energy sources)" adopted by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine in the second reading on November 20th, 2012. This decision of the Parliament caused concern among experts working in the field of renewable energy.

Articles on the results of the press conference and corresponding vidoes may be retried from "Obozrevatel" web-site.

November 22, 2012, Kiev, Bioenergy Association of Ukraine jointly with the German Biogas Association Biogasrat + eV, the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency (EUEA) and the law firm "Arzinger" held a conference "Biogas — a chance for the energy independence of Ukraine's European integration."

The purpose of this event was to address the potential prospects, barriers, practical aspects to promote biogas technology in Ukraine to improve energy independence of Ukraine's European integration.

The conference program is available on our website.

Presentations of the participants may be retrieved via links below:

  1. Биогаз и биометан - возобновляемые источники энергии будущего! Райнхард Шультц, Руководитель ассоциации Biogasrat+ e.V.
  2. Стан та перспективи виробництва біогазу в Україні. Міністерство аграрної політики та продовольства України.
  3. Биоэнергетика в Украине: барьеры для развития и пути их преодоления. Гелетуха Г.Г., Глава правления, Биоэнергетическая ассоциация Украины.
  4. Обзор биогазовых проектов в Украине и перспективы их развития. Юрий Матвеев, член Правления, Биоэнергетическая ассоциация Украины.
  5. Энергия биогаза цели и стратегия реализации проекта. Ростиcлав Марайкин, Государственное агентство инвестиций и управления национальными проектами Украины.
  6. Biogasanlagen aus Edelstahl. Cord Hansen, WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH.
  7. Feedstock Management and Biomethane Production. Christian B?se, E.ON Bioerdgas GmbH.
  8. Multitalent biogas – a chance for Ukraine and their european integration. Adam B?rger, BTS Energy Group.
  9. Биометан на пути к Европе. Шансы для Украины. Марина Ильчук, Arzinger.
  10. Crossing borders with biomethane. Jeni Fulton, Biogasrat+ e.V.
  11. Біогазові установки під українські реалії. Впровадження на базі агро-холдингу Ukrlandfarming. Дмитерко Володимир, головний інженер з енергозбереження, STC Investments.
  12. Practical legal aspects of implementation of biogas projects under “green” tariff. Maksym Sysoiev, Senior Lawer, Danevych Law Firm.

Photos taken during the conference are available in the Photo and video section of the web-site.

November 7th, 2012, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) conducted a workshop on "Agricultural waste as an energy source," in which Chairman of the UABio Board Georgiy Geletukha and UABio Board member Yevhen Oleiinyk participated as speakers.

Programme of the workshop.

Please check presentations made by the workshop participants on our website in the News section.

The new changes to the law on "green" tariff block renewable energy projects. A number of so-called "innovations" could lead to termination of bioenergy development, as proposed in the draft law of Ukraine №10183 including amendments to the law of Ukraine "On Electric Power Industry". This was stated by Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgiy Geletukha during a press conference held by the news agency Interfax-Ukraine.

"Reduction in the green tariff for electricity generated from biogas from 2.7 to 2.3 would result in the payback of these projects will be 15-20 years, which is unattractive to investors." - explains Georgiy Geletukha.

In addition, the new conditions create disadvantaged conditions for objects constructed during 2010-2012., who expect "green" tariff, comparing to biogas installation constructed after January 1, 2013 "What will happen to those that were built before 2012? We believe this is a discrimination" - says the expert.

The approach to determining the share of local content in the bio-energy projects is also a crucial component. In Ukraine, at the moment there is no real capacity to provide 50% of local content in the overall project budget. "We see no point in such a harsh environment. Projects on biomass will not fulfill it. If there will be 50% requirement - the alternative energy market will stop" - says Geletukha.

According to the results of press conference the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine produced a consolidated document with amendments to the new draft law №10183 and the provisions prohibiting blocking the development of bioenergy. The document was sent to relevant ministries and agencies to seek clarification on this issue.

Proceedings of the press conference are available on our website:

Additions:

Materials of the press conference may be also found on the website "UA-Energy".

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