"...The biofuel market in Ukraine has a number of problems that require an immediate solution. Thus, instability of prices for biofuels negatively affects the work of existing and the emergence of new generating facilities. The price of firewood, pellets, cod and other solid biofuels may vary by area several times.

The mechanism for organizing the biofuel market in Ukraine should be the use of a single electronic platform where all interested producers and consumers will have a possibility for biofuels trading.

Thus, instability of prices, unreliability of supply and doubtful quality of biofuels negatively affect the work of existing and the emergence of new generating facilities. This indicates that the biofuels market is developing spontaneously and needs to be changed.

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Congratulations to "Ecoprod" (Volnovakha, Donetsk region) on joining the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine!

The seed company "Ecoprod" is one of the largest enterprises in the Donbas region, engaged in the production and marketing of agricultural products and seeds. Also, pig farming, cattle breeding, dairy products, cereals, flour and mixed fodder are in their sphere of activity. Also, "Ecoprod" is engaged in charitable activities through the "Agroturbota" charitable foundation.

The company has successfully built and operates a biogas plant with a capacity of 1.5 MWe, which produces energy through the processing of agricultural waste.

More about Ecoprod (in Ukrainian)


On July 10th, AEBIOM changes name to become Bioenergy Europe, that aims at giving a clearer, more united voice to Europe’s first source of renewable energy.

UABio has been a Full Member of Bioenergy Europe (formerly known as AEBIOM) Association for 2 years already.

Bioenergy is among Europe’s most recent industrial success stories. The figures speak for themselves: biomass is now Europe’s first source of locally produced energy, representing more than 60% of the total renewable energy consumed and employing more than 500.000 people, similar to the pharmaceutical industry. This leading role in the energy transition – underpinned by the great diversity of the sector – deserves greater recognition and understanding from all EU stakeholders.

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Congratulations to NKM-GROUP on joining the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine!

The company "NKM GROUP" specializes in the design, supply and installation of complex automation systems for facilities in the oil and gas complex, as well as renewable energy generation facilities.

The company closely cooperates with the major Ukrainian operators of the fuel and energy market in terms of the complex construction and reconstruction of terminals, tank farms, gas stations, recovery complexes and the like.

NKM GROUP is the official representative of SAMPI/LIQUID CONTROLS Europe (Italy), an official partner of EMERSON Corporation (USA), an exclusive dealer of AD "Cauchuk" (Bulgaria), an official dealer of the PROMPPRIBOR group of companies (Russia) , a dealer of PP "Fortuna" (Ukraine), an official representative of the company TEDOM (Czech Republic) and a partner of the company AGROFERM Technologies (Germany) and represents the full spectrum of equipment of the above companies for terminals, tank farms, industrial plants, elevators, biogas and solar stations, and also carries out a guarantee, post-warranty and service.

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undp-uaThe UNDP project "Development and Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies in the Municipal Sector in Ukraine" announced the selection of municipal heat supply projects using agrarian biomass for technical assistance to develop investment documentation.

Who can apply:

  • Municipality on the territory of which the project is being implemented;
  • Utilities, providing services in the field of heat supply (teplokommunenergo);
  • Public utilities (schools, hospitals, kindergartens, etc.) and / or institutions that keep them on balance (departments, education, healthcare, etc.) that require heat supply;
  • Private commercial legal entities that supply thermal energy to public utilities or in district heating systems.

Applications can be submitted from municipal projects from all regions of Ukraine.

Priority will be given to projects located in the following areas:

  • Zakarpatska,
  • Volynska,
  • Ivano-Frankivska,
  • Dnipropetrovska,
  • Zhytomyrska,
  • Cherkaska,
  • Poltavska.

Applications must be sent to the Project by 18:00, August 10, 2018 at the e-mail address: paata.janelidze@undp.org (Paata Janelidze).

You can get the Application Form and the Annex to it on the project site via the link.

Bioenergy Association of Ukraine appealed to the Head of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine Serhii Savchuk on stimulation of energy crops cultivation in Ukraine and sent results of calculations of the required compensation per hectare for such energy crops as poplar, willow and Miscanthus.

According to the calculations of UABio experts, a one-time subsidy per hectare for the cultivation of energy crops can be 20,000 UAH for poplar, 21,000 UAH for willow and 24,000 UAH for Miscanthus. The necessary amount of compensation was calculated on the basis of the need to receive in such investment projects IRR ≥ 20% with 60% of the loan in euros for 8 years at 8% per annum.

Read the UABio Letter on necessary subsidy for support of energy crops cultivation in Ukraine (in Ukrainian)

Іtalian company Turboden, a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries group company since 2013, has become a Gold Sponsor of the International Conference "BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2018", that will take place on 25-26 September in Kyiv, Ukraine.

More than 35 years Turboden has been a global leader in the design, manufacture and maintenance of Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) systems, highly suitable for distributed generation. ORC systems can generate electric and thermal power exploiting multiple sources, such as renewables (biomass, geothermal energy, and solar energy), traditional fuels and waste heat from industrial processes, waste incinerators, engines or gas turbines.

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Bioenergy Assossiation of Ukraine appealed to the people's deputy of Ukraine Olexandr Dombrovsky and Head of the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine Serhii Savchuk with motion on the improvement of 'green' tariff regulations for electricity from biomass, biogas and biomethane in Ukraine.

According to the estimation of the UABio, there is a significant underrun in electricity production from biomass and biogas in Ukraine, in comparison to electricity production from other renewable energy sources (in particular, solar and wind energy), including with trends in the EU. The underrun is due to a substantially lower level of the 'green' tariff in Ukraine compared to the majority of EU countries, the lack of differentiation of the level of the 'green' tariff depending on the capacity of installations, the limitation of the 'green' tariff until 2030, and further decrease of the level of the 'green' tariff by 10% from 2020 and by 10% additionally from 2025.

UABio has proposed to improve the 'green' tariff mechanism for electricity produced from biomass and biogas:

- to introduce different levels of 'green' tariff for biomass and biogas-based electricity, depending on capacity and type of installations;

- to provide a separate coefficient of 'green' tariff for electricity produced from straw, corn and sunflower stalks, as well as from energy crops;

- to provide increased 'green' tariff for electricity generated from biomass and agrarian biomass at CHPs;

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Slovenian company Green Biomass Energy has become a Gold Sponsor of the International Conference "BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2018", that will take place on 25-26 September in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Company Green Biomass Energy from 2012 implements sustainable technologies and provides turnkey biomass supply solutions to biomass utilization projects as far, as a range of comprehensive services: from energy crops plantation establishment to vertically integrated clean-tech biomass utilization.

Also, company distributes Miscanthus Giganteus elite planting material in the form of rhizomes F1 and F2 (1st and 2nd generation) propagated from their nursery plantations of “in vitro” seedlings class M0 in Croatia and Ukraine, which allow them to supply an efficient “mother crop” propagation system for fast and cost-effective Miscanthus Giganteus commercial plantations set up.

Company's partners are the National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine and Energo Agrar LLC.

For more information about Green Biomass Energy, please visit: www.greenbiomassenergy.com

Also Turboden became a Gold Sponsor of the International Conference "BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2018".

More information about Sponsorship You can find here or on the Conference Website: www.UABioConf.org/en

Визначено номінантів щорічної премії - Золотий міскантус 2018

From 2017, the Ukrainian bioenergy community presents the Golden Miscanthus statuettes to those whose achievements during the year are considered to be outstanding for Ukrainian society, Ukrainian energy-independence and bioenergy as a whole.

The nominees of the annual prize of Біоенергетика\Bioenergy magazine – GOLDEN MISCANTHUS-2018 in 5 nominations: Science, Education, Technologies and Equipment, Project of the Year, Jurisprudence are determined.

The Golden Miscanthus Awards will be held at the Great Conference Hall of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv, Volodymyrska street 55) on September 25, 2018, at the International Conference "Biomass for Energy 2018".

You can view the nominees and additional information here (in Ukrainian).

See how it was in 2017, you can here.

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