On December 20, State Statistics Service of Ukraine has published the energy balance of 2015. UABio experts have analyzed the energy balance and prepared the infographics about the biofuels contribution from 2010 to 2015 (recalculated on the substitution of natural gas in billion m3/year).
On an indicator "Production of Biofuels & waste" in 2015 natural gas substitution with biofuels was 3,26 billion m3/year, and the average growth rate in the period 2010-2015 amounted 38%/year.
On an indicator Total Primary Energy Supply of Biofuels & waste natural gas substitution with biofuels in 2015 was 2,63 billion m3/year, and the average growth rate in the period 2010-2015 amounted 26%/year.
The difference between production and supply of biofuels is export outside Ukraine in the form of pellets, wood chips, firewood and other biofuels. These exported resources can be easily attracted to the domestic market of Ukraine under favorable conditions created.
In particular in the energy balance states: "In 2015 the largest share in the structure of RES production belonged to biofuels - 81.3%."
In 2015 the contribution of biofuels to Total Final Consumption was 3.6% and 2.3% of the total primary energy supply.