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/

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

Olena Kotsar is a director at "Unilos-Ukraine" LLC, Ph.D., awarded with a medal "Patriot of Ukraine", full member of the International Academy of ecology and life sciences (Russia) and European Academy of natural sciences (Germany), author of over 120 scientific works, 18 copyright certificates for inventions and patents. Over 40 years Olena Kotsar is engaged in the development and implementation of highly efficient sewage treatment.

In FORBIO seminar Olena Kotsar introduced the technology of sewage treatment with the joint cultivation of energy crops by "bioplato". Presentation is available here (in Ukrainian).

Seminar "Energy crops from cultivation to utilization. Foreign and domestic experience" on 21 February, 2018 brought together more than 100 participants, including representatives of agrarian companies, farmers, representatives of scientific institutes of agrarian and technical direction, as well as representatives of business, consulting and the media.

The seminar was opened by the Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgii Geletukha who spoke about the current state and prospects of bioenergy development in Ukraine and coordinator of the FORBIO project of Horizon2020 research and innovation programme Rainer Janssen from WIP - Renewable Energies (Germany), who presented the FORBIO project: the goal and objectives of the project.

At the workshop participants learned about the results of the FORBIO project and the experience of growing energy crops in Germany, Italy, Poland and Ukraine from the project participants: WIP, FIB (Germany), CREA (Italy), POLBIOM (Poland) and SEC "Biomass" (Ukraine).

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The workshop Up_Running was attended by more than 40 participants, among them: representatives of agrarian companies, farmers and representatives of municipalities from all over Ukraine and foreign countries.

The event was opened by an expert from the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Tetiana Zhelyezna, who spoke about prospects of bioenergy development in Ukraine, Yuriy Shafarenko, State agency on energy efficiency and energy saving of Ukraine representative, who emphasized the interest of the State Agency in supporting bioenergy projects, and the Up_Running project coordinator Alla Kravchenko, who introduced the up_Running project: goals and results.

During the workshop, an electronic tool – Observatory – was presented. The tool has the aim to provide information to farmers and investors on the potential of biomass from agrarian pruning and plantation removal. Also, practical information on the use of wood biomass from trimming and eradication of plantations for energy purposes in Ukraine was presented  (see Semen Dragnev's presentation below).

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

Oleksandr Romaniuk is founder and general director of LLC “Ekvator-Holding” (2003 - present) and founder of LLC "Equator San Energy" (2013 - present).

uabioconf 2017 organizers support enWe are happy to invite You to the annual International Conference "BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2018"!

Date: 25-26 September, 2018
Event location: Kyiv, Ukraine, great conference hall of the NASU

Main topics:
• Strategy, policy issues, financing;
• Electricity generation and heat production from solid biofuels;
• Biomass resources and pre-treatment;
• Biogas production and use.

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Лист БАУ до FSC в Україні щодо лісосічних відходівBioenergy Association of Ukraine appealed to the Director of the National Forest Steward Council (FSC) office in Ukraine Pavel Kravets with a letter concerning irrational use in existing Ukrainian practice of logging residues, namely incineration for cleaning of cutting areas, which creates a negative impact on the environment. Although from the point of view of rational nature management, this wood biomass can be considered as secondary resources for various branches of the economy, in particular, for bioenergy.

Given the environmental principles in forest management promoted by the Forest Steward Council (FSC), UABio proposed to consider the possibility of introducing into the FSC certification system in Ukraine a criterion (indicator) that takes into account the share of use of logging residues as secondary raw materials.

UABio letter to the National Forest Steward Council (FSC) office in Ukraine Pavlo Kravets (in Ukrainian)

In January 30, 2018, Bioenergy Association of Ukraine (UABio) held a general open meeting during which presented the report for 2017, plans of the Association for 2018 and discussed a number of urgent issues that require regulation for bioenergy development in Ukraine.

The general meeting was attended by current and potential members of UABio, representatives of executive authorities, including the Head of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine Sergiy Savchuk, Head of the Division on Substitution of traditional fuels Yuriy Shafarenko, Minregion and NKREKP representatives, representatives State Agency of forest resources, commercial companies, public organizations and the press.

At the meeting, the following issues were publicly presented and discussed:
- Draft Law of Ukraine on the introduction of an electronic trading system for biofuels;
- Draft Law of Ukraine "On amendments to some laws of Ukraine regarding the introduction of competition in heat supply systems",
- The issue of overcoming barriers for wood fuel harvesting in the forests of Ukraine.

Head of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgiy Geletukha presented a report of UABio activities in 2017, as well as plans for 2018 and introduced new UABio members: Private company "Kramar", "Yugenergopromtrans" LLC.


Annual UABio Report 2017 and plans for 2018 (in Ukrainian) – Georgii Geletukha, Head of the Board of UABio.
Prospects for the biofuels electroning trading system introduction (in Ukrainian) – Georgii Geletukha, Head of the Board of UABio.
Concept of competition introduction in DH in Ukraine (in Ukrainian) – Volodymyr Kramar, expert of UABio.
Overcoming barriers to harvesting wood fuel in the forests of Ukraine (in Ukrainian) – Tetiana Zheliezna, member of Auditing Committee of UABio.

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We are happy to announce that private enterprise "Kramar" joined the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine!

PE "Kramar" is a producer of high-quality balanced feed and AVMA for birds and animals. Working on the market more than 10 years, PE "Kramar" offers 28 types of mixed fodders, 13 BMVDs and 2 feed mixes for 11 types of farm animals and poultry.

More about PE "Kramar" (in Ukrainian)