Between August 14-17, 2018, stock trading on biofuels took place at the Agrarian Stock Exchange. Interview from Alexander Mariuchnich - director of the Agrarian Stock Exchange, about first test electronic biofuel trading (in Ukrainian) You can view here.

Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine – Georgii Geletukha for Weekly news digest "Energo Dzherela":

"The Bioenergy Association of Ukraine welcomes the opening of a new exchange section Biomass  within the framework of the Agrarian Stock Exchange. We see in it the market mechanism by which the real cost of biofuels will be established, the issues of guaranteeing the supply of biofuels by counteragents of the stock exchange will be resolved; in the future, a biofuel classifier and a system for ensuring and checking its quality will be launched. It also provides a civilized mechanism for resolving possible disputes. Members of the Association took an active part in the test bids and are signatories of the first contracts.

In addition, it is important to mention that the Association, in conjunction with the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE) and with the support of the USAID Municipal Energy Reform project, prepared a bill on the creation of an electronic trading system for biofuels in Ukraine. We hope to see it registered on the website of the Verkhovna Rada already in September 2018. We believe that the beginning of trades on the Agrarian Stock Exchange and the bill on the electronic trading system of biofuels are the links of one chain leading to a civilized and transparent trade in biofuels in Ukraine.

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Congratulations to Ecodevelop LLC (Kyiv) on joining the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine!

The group of companies Ecodevelop is engaged in the development and implementation of bioenergy projects. Ecodevelop specializes in the construction of modern biogas plants that convert organic waste (livestock, plant, solid waste, sewage) into electrical and thermal energy, balanced organic biofertilizers.

The company has successfully built in Bziv village. Kyiv region, a biogas plant with a capacity of 330 kWe, which produces energy through the processing of farm waste (manure) and corn silage grown on the fields of the farm.

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On August 14-17, 2018, stock trading on Between August 14-17, 2018, stock trading on biofuels took place at the Agrarian Stock Exchange.

Read the full interview from Alexander Mariuchnich, director of the Agrarian Stock Exchange, about:
- What are the bidding principles of the Agrarian Exchange in the biomass market?
- Who were the bidders and how they were involved? What were the obstacles?
- What types of biofuels were traded through an electronic platform?
- How were tradings going on?
- How did the auction end? What were the volumes and prices?
- According to the results, what needs to be upgraded in the system, how to refine it?

in the weekly Digest of News "Energo Dzherela" № 20, 2018, under the links below:

Interview from Alexander Mariuchnich - director of the Agrarian Stock Exchange, about first test electronic biofuel trading. Weekly news digest "Energo Dzherela" № 20, 03-09 September 2018 (p. 31-32) (in Ukrainian)

UABio view on creation of the system of electronic trade in biofuels in Ukraine You can find in these articles: http://uabio.org/en/activity/uabio-articles/3610-balans-energetyky-ukr-june-2018
http://uabio.org/en/activity/uabio-articles/3558-e-commerce-biofuels-opportunities-for-ukraine

The second FORBIO project webinar is devoted to the results of the sustainability assessment of the bioenergy chains in the project site in Ukraine. The sustainability assessment was conducted for the 2nd generation bioethanol production from specially cultivated bioenergy crops by the FORBIO project partner: the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Within the framework of the Webinar will be also presented the results of the discussion on the barriers of the bioenergy chain implementation at the site of the FORBIO project in Ukraine. The webinar will be interesting for project developers, academics, investors and other organizations and experts interested in assessing impacts from bioenergy value chains.

Webinar starts: September 12, 17:00 (Kyiv time).

Language: Ukrainian.

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The Bioenergy Association of Ukraine took part in a joint meeting with business and experts organized by the State Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation Agency of Ukraine as one of the coordinators of the creation of auctions system in Ukraine, in the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Fuel and Energy, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety, in order to formulate agreed solutions.

The results of the meeting are as follows:
- it is anticipated that various companies will be able to participate in auctions, regardless of the installed capacity of the facility and the source of "clean" energy. However, such participation will be mandatory only for projects:
             • Solar power plants with more than 10 MW capacity;
             • Wind power plants with more than 20 MW capacity;
- have agreed to introduce a system of auctions from 2020 and conduct tenders at least twice a year. The main advantage of the bill is the term of state support - 20 years;
- the majority of the meeting participants proposed to conduct several pilot auctions on different types of generation of "clean" energy not only in the exclusion zone but also in other regions;
- the position on the importance of achieving the goals of renewable energy development is unchanged. Auctions as a new support system should be carried out in a way to ensure the fulfillment of the tasks undertaken by Ukraine in accordance with the EU-Agreement (EU Directive) and other documents;
- according to the results of the meeting coordinated positions are being prepared for submission to the Fuel and Energy Committee of the Verkhovna Rada.

Today, the share of electricity from biogas and biomass is only 1.2% relative to other types of renewable sources (SES, WEP, HES). To compare, in the EU countries this share is almost 18%. You can find UABio proposals about increment the share of electricity production from biomass and biogas in the article "Electricity from the field and the forest. How to make bioenergy a profitable business" published in the at "Ekonomichna Pravda" (in Ukrainian) or here (in Ukrainian).

Presentation, Georgii Geletukha, Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, "UABio proposals on the improving the stimulation of electricity production from biomass, biogas, and biomethane in Ukraine", Fuel and Energy Committee of the Verkhovna Rada, Kyiv, 28 August 2018

Bioenergy is essential to Europe’s energy needs. By converting the forecasts for Europe’s energy consumption in a calendar format, Bioenergy Europe (formerly known as European Bioenergy Association AEBIOM) calculates that Europe relies on fossil and nuclear energy for 293 days in 2018 (January 1st to October 20th). Renewables: 72 days (October 20th to November 19th). Bioenergy alone contributes to an impressive 43 days: from November 19th until December 31st – two extra days of clean energy compared to 2017. Countries like Denmark, Sweden and Hungary have seen a net increase in bioenergy consumption of up to 4 days compared to last year. The symbolic date of November 19th is hence celebrated as the ‘European Bioenergy Day’.

The increased contribution of Europe’s first renewable energy source is surprising when looking back in 2000, when bioenergy was providing as much as 18 days clean energy to Europeans, creating jobs and economic opportunities: one on two Europeans working in renewables is employed in the bioenergy sector – that’s 500.000 jobs, equivalent to employment figures in pharma. While doing so, bioenergy also relieves our continent from its fossil fuel dependency: in 2015 alone, biomass consumption helped saving 32.1MEUR of fossil fuel imports.

Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, supporting the initiative of the Bioenergy Europe, is launching the Bioenergy Day in Ukraine. According to Bioenergy Europe calculations in 2018 Bioenergy Day in Ukraine is on December 18th. This means that 13 days out of 365 Ukraine fully satisfies its needs only because of bioenergy. That is Two days more than the previous year.

Find quiz about Bioenergy in EU-28 countries with interesting facts and new forms of statistic information here.

Find list of bioenergy facts brought by ‘European Bioenergy Day’ campaign here.

The FORBIO project webinar is prepared under the guidance of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for project developers, researchers, investors and other organizations and experts interested in assessing the impacts from bioenergy chains of value added.

Within the framework of the webinar, the adapted set of Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) sustainability indicators prepared within the framework of the FORBIO project and the methodology for assessing the sustainability of the case study sites in the FORBIO target countries (Germany, Italy and Ukraine) will be presented.

Date and time: September 7, 11:00 - 12:00 (Kyiv time).

Language: Ukrainian.

 

To become less dependent on natural gas for heating, bioenergy offers a great opportunity for Ukraine with its huge agricultural base. After wood residues, agricultural residues are increasingly is being mobilized to provide energy for heating systems.

At the same time, there is quite some discussion about the amount of residues that can be extracted from the field, while conserving soil carbon and soil fertility.

This workshop aims to highlight the issue of using agricultural residues for energy in relation to soil quality and fertility and to define research priorities to harmonize soil quality maintenance with using crop residues for energy and other purposes.

Organizers: Partners for International Business project: Biobased Energy Ukraine, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine, State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE) and Bioenergy Association of Ukraine (UABio).

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uabio joined aebiomWe are happy to announce that "Aссord Ltd" joined the European Biogas Association EBA!

Founded in February 2009, EBA is the leading European association in the field of biogas and biomethane production covering the anaerobic digestion and gasification industries. Committed to the active promotion of the deployment of sustainable biogas and biomethane production and use throughout Europe, EBA has created a wide network of established national organizations, scientific institutes, and companies. In 2018, the association counted more than 90 members from all over Europe and has established co-operation with biogas associations from outside Europe.

As a Bioenergy Association, we are pleased to see the emergence of new relationships between bioenergy companies and we believe that each new interaction brings us closer to the sustainable green future in Ukraine and in the world.

European Biogas Association (EBA) Website 

About "Aссord Ltd" on European Biogas Association EBA website

We are happy to announce the Program of the annual international conference "Biomass for Energy 2018" to be held on September 25-26, 2018, in Kyiv, Ukraine!

The main topics of the International conference "Biomass for Energy 2018" will be:
- Improvement of Legislative Support of Bioenergy Development in Ukraine (Green Tariffs, Biofuel E-Commerce System);
- Strategy and policy issues;
- Electricity generation and heat production from solid biomass;
- Use of domestic waste for the production of thermal and electric energy;
- Biomass resources and pre-treatment;
- Biogas.

View all conference topics, speakers, and sections in the Program below or in the Conference Website:

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Find out more about the conference: http://uabioconf.org/en/
Sign up for the conference: https://goo.gl/6kQ6kE
Please note, that early bird discount fee (-10%) is valid until 1 September 2018.