інтерв'ю Георгія ГелетухиBioenergy Association of Ukraine prepared the success story from Ukrainian bioenergy for europeanbioenergyday.eu

 According to the Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2035, Ukraine is going to reduce the fossil fuels consumption and increase the share of renewable energy sources in the total primary energy production from 4% (in 2016) to 25% (in 2035). In recent years, biomass has accounted for about 80% of renewable energy in the country, and the tendency is expected to stably remain in the future. Therefore, projects that replace fossil fuels (natural gas, coal) with biomass are popular now in Ukraine and their number will increase in the future.

One of the successful examples of such replacing is company “Camellia”, which is engaged in growing flowers in an 11 ha greenhouse. Established in 1994, the company used to consume natural gas for heat production that accounted for 45% of production costs in the cost price of grown flowers. When the price of gas started rising (2013) the company decided to switch to biomass (<5% of production costs in the cost price of grown flowers). “Camellia” installed 2 x 3.5 MW boiler on wood chips/agro-pellets. Gas boiler remains as a standby equipment. Heat production of the biomass boiler plant is 58 GWh/yr. Average price of heat is 40-50 EUR/MWh. Annual amount of biomass fuels needed is 25 kt/yr (fresh) or 70,000 MWh. Among the advantages of such project is that a reliable local equipment provider has been chosen, and the consumer is located in the area with sufficient biomass resources available. Biofuels and biomass are purchased from local producers in the form of wood chips, stem wood and straw pellets. “Camellia” is interested in further implementation of bioenergy technologies.

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Скільки днів Україна може розраховувати тільки на біоенергетику

On December 14 and 15, 2017 year, within the framework of the project "uP_running – sustainable use of wood biomass from trimming and eradication of perennial crops" funded by the European Union Research and Innovation Program Horizon 2020, based on the industrial gardening company Triad-MK LLC and a utility company Vinnytsyaoblteploenergo, which produces, transports and supplies heat energy, two demonstration projects on energy use of wood have been implemented in Vinnytsya oblast concerning pruning and uprooting of perennial agricultural plantations into fuel chips and pellets.

Harvesting, transportation, and processing of wood of fruit trees were carried out at the production facilities of Triada-MK LLC. Test batches of biofuels were transferred for use in two boiler-houses of the village of Tyriv for social facilities heating.

Operational tests of fuelwood and wood pellets from trimming and eradication of perennial crops indicate the effectiveness of this bioenergy industry and the prospects for expanding the use of this practice for other regions with advanced gardening and viticulture.

By creating new chains of supply of such wood, gardener will be able to generate additional income, create new jobs, provide diversification of energy supplies and ensure the supply of solid biofuels for heating systems.

Середньозважені тарифи 22.12.2017On December 22, 2017, State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving announced the average weighted tariffs for heat energy produced using gas for the needs of the population, institutions and organizations financed from the state or local budgets.

Pursuant to the requirements of Article 20 of the Law of Ukraine "On Heat Supply", the SAEE promulgates weighted average tariffs for thermal energy produced using natural gas for the needs of the population and budgetary institutions, as well as tariffs for the transportation and supply of thermal energy (http://saee.gov.ua/uk/content/serednozvazheni-taryfy).

Recall that the Law of Ukraine on the promotion of heat production from renewable sources (http://zakon0.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/1959-19) introduced a simplified and transparent procedure for setting tariffs for heat "not from gas."

For reference:

The State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine quarterly up to the 25th day of the last month of the quarter calculates the weighted average tariff for the implementation of Article 20 of the Law of Ukraine "On Heat Supply" and in accordance with the Procedure for Calculation of Weighted Average Tariffs for Heat Energy Produced by Natural Gas for the Consumption of the Population, and organizations financed from the state or local budget, its transportation and supply, approved by the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 06 09.09.2017 № 679.

Fig. 1. Increase in the production of energy from biofuels in Ukraine  during 2010-2016.On 20 December 2017, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine issued the Energy Balance of Ukraine for 2016 (the express-issue N 506/0/08.4вн-17 of 20.12.2017).

According to the Balance, the share of renewable energy sources (RES) in the total primary energy supply in 2016 was 4.0% (3.0% in 2015). This growth rate is in line with the annual pace of RES development in Europe.

Like the previous year, biofuels and waste accounted for the biggest share in the structure of renewable energy production in 2016 – 81%.

The given data show another significant step in the development of the bioenergy sector in Ukraine. For example, the volume of the "production of biofuels and waste" amounted to 3348 ktoe in 2016 (against 2606 ktoe in 2015), and the volume of the "total supply of primary energy from biofuels and waste" was 2832 ktoe in 2016 (against 2102 ktoe in 2015) (Fig. 1). The difference between the indicators corresponds to exports of biofuels, which came to 553 ktoe in 2016 (539 ktoe in 2015).

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We are pleased to announce the accession to us of a new member of the UABio - an individual: Stanislav Stupak.

Stanislav Stupak has been working on projects for the replacement of fossil energy sources (gas,) with local fuels (pellets, chips, straw , etc.) for more than 5 years in company Eco-Energy.

інтерв'ю Георгія Гелетухи

Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgii Geletukha during the Information Day "Use of underutilized land for sustainable bioenergy feedstock production – additional income to farmers" gave an interview to the electronic media resource iPress.ua, in which he said:

 

  • about the potential of bioenergy in Ukraine;
  • what changes in the legislative field have occurred over the past years and whether they promote the development of renewable energy;
  • if a mechanism for market purchasing of biofuels will be created?
  • if an ordinary Ukrainian can develop bioenergy in Ukraine?
  • what is the situation with foreign investments in renewable energy;
  • who is using bioenergy more: industry or population;
  • about bioenergy development forecast in Ukraine.

The full interview with Georgiy Geletuki read on iPress.ua (in Ukrainian).

Info Day Energy Crops for EnergyOn December 12, 2017, the Information Day "Use of underutilized land for sustainable bioenergy feedstock production – additional income to farmers" was held. 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.

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We are pleased to announce the accession to us of a new member of the UABio - an individual: Oleksandr Grais.

Oleksandr Grais has a higher education in the specialties of "Manager-Economist" and "Electromechanical Engineer". Since 2009, engaged in equipment for energy production from renewable sources.

  • Manager of the project for the construction of bio-electric power station.
  • The head of the direction of energy generating equipment on the biomass PZTO "Agro-Soyuz".
  • Head of the commercial department of PJSC "Kotlenergoproekt" - one of the leading boiler-building enterprises in Ukraine.