Experts of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine took part in the conference "Energy Biomass: Transforming natural potential to regional partnerships", which took place on April 14 in Rivne.

The conference was attended by representatives of business, local authorities, bioenergy experts from Ukraine, Belarus and the EU, as well as scientists, representatives of forestry departments of Rivne and neighboring regions, civil servants responsible for shaping bioenergy policy.

Oleksandra Tryboi, a UABio representative, told about the prospects for the development of the bioenergy market in Ukraine. This led to a stormy discussion among the participants which continued as part of the panel discussion with the involvement of leading experts and practitioners of growing energy crops.

Organizers were Rivne Investment Attraction and Investor Investments "InvestinRivne" and "Polissya Agrarian and Ecological Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus". The project is funded by the European Union within the EaTPC cooperation program.

Presentations available in Russian and Ukrainian here.

More information on the conference You can find on http://bio4energy.org/ (in Ukrainian or Russian).

The Bioenergy Association of Ukraine expressed its position on the draft Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On Heat Supply" regarding the improvement of the mechanism for the formation and establishment of tariffs for thermal energy, including those produced using alternative energy sources" in a letter to the Vice Prime Minister – Minister of Regional Development, Construction and Housing and Utilities of Ukraine Genadii Zubko and Head of SAEE of Ukraine Sergij Savchuk.

The text of the letter refers to the delimitation of powers of local self-government bodies and Energy and Utilities the National Regulatory Commission during the establishment of tariffs for heat energy from alternative sources of energy, the establishment of tariffs for heat energy from alternative sources of energy and other.

Read the full letter here (in Ukrainian).

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In April 3 2018, in the Nova Oleksandrivka village in Zgurivsky district of the Kyiv region, a demonstration project on the energy use of wood from gardens pruning was implemented on the basis of "MAIS" LLC. The event was organized by SEC Biomass – UABio member together with Association "Ukrainian Agribusiness Club" within the framework of the project "uP_running – sustainable supply of woody biomass from agrarian pruning and plantation removal" funded by the European Union Research and Innovation Program Horizon 2020.

In extensive apple gardens over 40 years old with a density of 156 trees/ha, trimmed manually every three years, from 7 to more than 10 t/ha of wood is formed. The workers cut the trees and put the branches in a roll in the middle of the line. Further, using a shredder aggregate to the tractor, the wood is cut into pieces up to 13 cm in size, which is immediately packed in bags. The full bags are loaded into a tractor-trailer and transported to storage areas or directly to the boiler houses. Within the radius of 5 km from the gardens, there are two objects with solid fuel boilers, which can use pruning biofuel: "Olvin Plant" LLC and Novo-Aleksandrovsky Educational Complex.

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International conference "BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2018" is now supported by Netherlands Enterprise Agency and representative of the Agency – Kees Kwant will be the co-chair of the Conference

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) encourages entrepreneurs in sustainable, agrarian, innovative and international business. It helps with grants, finding business partners, know-how and compliance with laws and regulations. The aim is to improve opportunities for entrepreneurs and strengthen their position. The Agency works in The Netherlands and abroad with governments, knowledge centres, international organisations and countless other partners.

Please be aware, that early REGISTRATION is open and we are ready to receive Your Abstracts on International Conference “Biomass for Energy 2018”, which will take place on 25-26 September 2018 in Kyiv (Ukraine) in Great Conference Hall of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv, Volodymyrska street 55).

Proceedings of the latest conference "Biomass for energy 2017" and PHOTOS are available

WEBSITE: www.UABioConf.org/en/

Скільки днів Україна може розраховувати тільки на біоенергетику

In march 28 2018, in the Kostyantynivka village in Melitopol district of Zaporizhia region, a demonstration project on the energy use of wood from gardens pruning was implemented on the Black Sea fruit company Ltd. gardens. The event was organized by SEC Biomass – UABio member together with Association "Ukrainian Agribusiness Club" within the framework of the project "uP_running – sustainable supply of woody biomass from agrarian pruning and plantation removal" funded by the European Union Research and Innovation Program Horizon 2020.
Measurements showed that in high-tech apple gardens with a density of planting of 3000 trees/ha annually is cut from 2,2 to 3,3 t/ha of wood with a humidity of about 48%. In the Black Sea fruit company, as well as in other horticultural enterprises, wood from the gardens pruning pushes out with a tractor from the rows of the garden, forming large heaps. But, unlike the common national gardening practice of burning such batches, General Director of the Black Sea fruit company – Vasiliy Mikulin initiated the creation of a value chain on gardens pruning processing into wood chips, which is used as solid biofuel in boilers or as mulch for trees. To do this he purchased the necessary equipment, in particular, a modern wood chipper, a spacious trailer and a solid fuel boiler with automatic fuel feed, which will be installed this year. Wet wood chips are transported to special storage facilities, where it is dried and stored until the heating period. In general, taking into account the losses of biomass during the technological operations of the value chain approximately 1.2 tons of wood chips with a 25% humidity is obtained from one hectare of the garden, which is equivalent to a net calorific value of about 450 cubic meters of natural gas.

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Aссord Ltd

We are happy to announce that "Aссord Ltd" joined the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine!

"Accord Ltd" is consulting and engineering in the field of biogas plants.

The company offers a wide range of services in the biogas sector: pre-project analysis; work on project development; audit of commercial proposals for the construction of biogas complexes; selection of biogas technologies, executors; counseling, coordination, and control at all stages of project implementation, etc.

More about "Aссord Ltd" (in Russian)

People's deputies of Ukraine prepared an open letter regarding Ukraine's investment commitments in the field of renewable energy and the fulfillment of the terms of the Association Agreement with the EU and the goals of sustainable development. In the letter, the concern regarding the possible change of the existing rules of the game in the regulatory environment, which will negatively affect the development of renewable energy in Ukraine expressed by a number of people's deputies of Ukraine.

People's deputies consider it unacceptable to make any statements regarding changes in the existing state policy in the development of renewable energy in Ukraine by 2029. Because it can worsen the investor's interest.

Read the full text of the open letter here (in Ukrainian).

We are pleased to announce the accession to us of a new member of the UABio – physical person: Alexander Moroz.

Alexander Moroz is a director at Bureau of Intech Slovakia and TTS (Czech Republic) in Ukraine and public organization "Blagovest revival".

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We are glad to inform about the new member of UABio - the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine!

Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of NAS of Ukraine was founded in 1947 on the basis of the Institute of Energy of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukranian SSR. The original name was “Institute of Heat and Power Engineering”, after reorganization in 1964 it was Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukranian SSR (IET).

Institute of Heat and Power Engineering was carrying out the research on the improvement of heat engines, the intensification of heat transfer processes in different technical devices and the research on the energy-technological using Ukrainian’s brown coal. Then the Institute began working in new scientific directions such as: high-rate heat and mass transfer, mining thermophysics, measurement of heat processes, thermoprotection of high-temperature devices.

Now the main directions of the scientific and technical activities of IET NASU are::

  • thermophysical research in heat and power equipment with using traditional, renewable and alternative energy sources, developing methods for improving efficiency, reliability and environmental safety of this equipment;
  • the theory of heat and mass transfer and its application for increasing the efficiency of the processes of heat transfer and heat using in machines and apparatuses of new equipment;
  • the theory of heat and mass transfer for the improvement of energy efficiency of existing heat technologies, the development of fundamentally new resource-saving heat technologies;
  • the theory of measurement of thermal characteristics, the creation of new thermophysical tools and systems for monitoring the state of technical objects and technologies.

IET NAS of Ukraine is the co-organizer of the international conference "Biomass for Energy", which annually brings together more than 200 participants from Ukraine and abroad to share experiences and discuss pressing issues of the bioenergy sector of Ukraine.

International conference "BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2018" is now supported by European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) and we are happy to announce that AEBIOM Secretary General Jean-Marc Jossart will be the co-chair of the Conference.

The European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) is the common voice of the bioenergy sector with the aim to develop a sustainable bioenergy market based on fair business conditions. AEBIOM is a nonprofit Brussels based international organization founded in 1990 that brings together around 40 associations and 90 companies, academics and other associations from across Europe.

Please be aware, that early REGISTRATION is open and we are ready to receive Your Abstracts on International Conference “Biomass for Energy 2018”, which will take place on 25-26 September 2018 in Kyiv (Ukraine) in Great Conference Hall of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv, Volodymyrska street 55).

Proceedings of the latest conference "Biomass for energy 2017" and PHOTOS are available

WEBSITE: www.UABioConf.org/en/