Bioenergy is steadily developing towards natural gas substitution. According to statistics of 2014, the sector substituted 3 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year. Now this substitution increases by 0.5 billion m3 per year and by 2020 the sector should reach the substitution of more than 7 bln. cubic meters of natural gas per year.
Head of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgiy Geletukha said that Ukrainian bioenergy sector is currently open for local investors because the sector develops even at the relatively small investments. However, in a few years, when the heating network will be ready and legal barriers settled, the sector will be able to accept large foreign investors, especially for the construction of CHP with heat and electricity production.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Volodymyr Maystryshyn in a program "Stolytsia" on TV channel "Kyiv" told about the competition in the district heating sector. How a mayor can influence the formation of the heating rate and how the population can reduce their expenditure on the purchase of heat.
Board Member of the "Bioenergy Association of Ukraine" Konstantin Bogatov in an interview to a web-magazine "Business" described real problems of alternative heat sector that currently do not allow Ukraine to implement its full potential of alternative fuel.
Today, despite many loud statements and public interest there is still a major problem in the difference between the declaration and the reality of what is happening in the sector of alternative heating.
The problem for the introduction of a heating system that uses alternative sources in Ukraine has become a centralized heating system and method of tariff setting. Therefore, "Bioenergy Association of Ukraine" suggested introducing a competitive market in the sector of heat energy. Head of the Public Union "Bioenergy Association of Ukraine" Georgiy Geletukha told about the concept of the competitive heat market in an interview at the VIII International Investment Business Forum with the support of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine.
Ukraine has a considerable potential for introduction of energy efficient technologies, but the unresolved legal provisions is a significant obstacle for these innovations. More about the opportunities of bioenergy sector in Ukraine you can learn from the interview of the Chairman of the Supervisory board of the Public Union "Bioenergy Association of Ukraine" Volodymyr Maystryshyn to web-magazine "Business".