Field trip of FORBIO workshopOn September 21, 2017, within the framework of the FORBIO project, an excursion to the site of growing energy willow of the company "UkrAgroEnergo" took place. Plantation area is operated by Ukragroenergo LLC, subsidiary of Ukrteplo group of companies, which implements energy efficiency projects on fossil fuels substitution by such local fuels as wood pellets, briquettes, chips, straw etc. Ukrteplo has replaced more than 50 million cubic meters of natural gas in 16 regions of Ukraine, and converted to solid fuel approximately 100 boiler-houses.


The mother plantations of willow are located at the area of 50 ha in Ivankiv region and were set in 2016 on the lands, which were abandoned 15 years ago, because of unsatisfying soil conditions (sandy, sandy loam soils) and bad economic conditions in the region.

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Семінар проекту FORBIO On September 20-21, in the framework of the International Conference "BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2017", the FORBIO workshop "Prospects of sustainable feedstock production for advanced biofuels in Ukraine" was held.

International project «FORBIO - Fostering sustainable feedstock production for advanced biofuels on underutilised land in Europe» is aimed at showing the viability of using land in the EU Member States for sustainable bioenergy feedstock production that does not affect the supply of food and feed, in addition to not interfering with land currently used for recreational and/or conservation purposes. Project activities and outputs set the basis for building up and strengthening local bioenergy value chains that are competitive and that meet the highest sustainability standards, thus contributing to the market uptake of sustainable bioenergy in the EU. (Read more at


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On September 20 2017 on the second day of the International Conference "BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2017" a public presentation of the scenario of Ukrainian energy sector transition towards 100% of renewable energy sources by 2050 was held.

The developed for Ukraine scenarios were presented:

  • State enterprise "Institute of Economics and Forecasting of NASU" with the support of the Heinrich Böll foundation’s office in Ukraine;
  • NGO "Renewable Energy Agency" with the support of INFORSE Europe.
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Нідерландсько-український форум On September 19, the 1 st day of the International conference "BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2017" hosted the Dutch-Ukrainian Forum "Biofuels Market in Ukraine: a Step to Energy Independence". The forum brought together about 70 participants, including representatives of agrarian companies, equipment and raw material producers, profile associations and academics. The Forum provided opportunities for bioenergy cooperation between Dutch and Ukrainian companies from the PIB Biobased Energy Ukraine consortium.

The Dutch consortium, Biobased Energy Ukraine ( , is a public-private partnership of the Dutch renewable energy sector supported by the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The consortium participants are leading Dutch companies specializing in various aspects of the value added biobased production chain and renowned knowledge institutions. The Government of the Netherlands supports the partnership activities in Ukraine. The partnership invests, designs, supplies and advises for biobased energy projects in Ukraine (2015-2018).


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More than 200 participants have joined the International Conference "Biomass for Energy 2017" – a professional event in the field of bioenergy in Ukraine with a wide representation of politicians, public, business and science authorities.

Organizers of the Conference: Bioenergy Association of Ukraine; State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine; Renewable Energy Agency; Institute of Engineering Thermophysics; the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Scientific Engineering Centre “Biomass”.

Great conference hall of the national academy of Sciences of Ukraine (55 Volodymyrska str.).

Conference Program included:

• Disscusion with representatives of the government and business on the subject: «State and prospects of bioenergy development in Ukraine. Prospects for a biofuel market development».
• Plenary and oral reports.
• Dutch-Ukrainian Forum "Biofuels market in Ukraine: step towards energy independence".
• FORBIO project Seminar "Prospects of sustainable feedstock production for advanced biofuels in Ukraine" under the Horizon 2020 program.
• Presentation of the scenario of Ukrainian energy sector transition towards 100% RES by 2050.
• Excursion to the plantation of energy crops.

Sponsors of the conference: ICS Energietechnik Gesellschaft mbH (Austria), "ENERSTENA Ukraine" LLC, GIZ project "Establishment of Energy Agencies in Ukraine", "Metropoliya" SAT" LLC. By financial support: United Nations Development Programme “Development and Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies in the Municipal Sector of Ukraine”. Financial support of the Dutch-Ukrainian Forum: The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine. Financial support of FORBIO project Seminar: EU Research and Innovation Program "Horizon 2020". Financial support of Presentation of the scenario 100% RES by 2050: Sustainable Energy (SE, VedvarendeEnergi).

The conference was attended by more than 200 specialists. Among them, 24 are from abroad (the Netherlands, Lithuania, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Sweden, Italy, Hungary). Among the professional participants, there were representatives of political circles and state authorities, consulting and commercial firms, industrial enterprises, agricultural holdings, professional associations, research and educational establishments, public organizations etc.

The conference covered a wide range of issues related to energy use of biomass: biomass resources; research and development of bioenergy technologies; demonstration and commercial biomass projects; issues of legislation, development strategies and bioenergy projects financing; thermal and electric energy production from the solid biomass; economic and environmental aspects of the development of biomass energy production technologies; production and use of biogas; biofuel market; possibilities of growing sustainable raw materials for 2nd generation biofuels.

Program and more information about the international conference "Biomass for Energy 2017" you can find on the website

100% ВДЕ

The public presentation of the scenario of Ukrainian energy sector transition towards 100% RES by 2050 will take place as part of the project "ASET - Strengthening civil society to advocate for sustainable energy transition (more on the website of the coordinator of the INFORSE -EUROPE").

Date: September 20, 2017 (Wednesday), 16:30 - 18:00

Venue: Kyiv, Volodymyrska str., 55, 3rd floor


-Present scenarios for possible development of Ukraine's energy sector by 2050

-Discuss Scenario of achieving 100% renewable energy in the energy sector of Ukraine by 2050 with representatives of NGOs and all stakeholders

-Unite NGOs interested in reaching 100% RES by 2050 to prepare a Joint Statement to the Government

Briefly about ASET

Within the ASET project, the experts of the NGO "Renewable Energy Agency" developed scenarios for the possible development of the energy sector of Ukraine till 2050: Baseline scenario, Climate Action scenario and High Commitment Scenario on 100% RES.

Baseline scenario represents “continuation of current trends” case without additional efforts and targets introduced in energy sector. Climate action scenario represents

Climate action scenario represents full implementation of climate obligations of Ukraine and even stricter potential obligation of Paris Agreement: -70% of emission reduction in 2050 from 2015 level, which corresponds to the trajectory of keeping the global temperature increase within 2ºC.

100% RES scenario is representing “highest possible efforts” towards energy transition to RES with the indicative target of 100% RES in power, heating/cooling, and transport sector and zero fossil component in 2050.



On September 6, at the Government meeting, the procedure for calculating average weighted tariffs for heat energy from gas was approved by the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine.
This decision is necessary for the proper implementation of the Law of Ukraine of 21.03.2017 №1959-VIII, which introduces a stimulating tariff for heat from alternative sources (
According to the Law, heat producers from alternative sources of energy will receive:
- the legislative level is clearly set at a rate of 90% of the tariff for gas heat,
- in the absence of it - at the level of 90% of the average weighted tariff for heat from gas.
Government approval of the specified order allows the State Agency for Energy Efficiency to calculate weighted average tariffs. In turn, local governments will be able to set incentive tariffs for heat from alternative sources at guaranteed legal level.

Thanks to the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Conservation of Ukraine and the Government of Ukraine for the adoption of this ultra-powerful subordinate act! Without it, the law would work only on the half.

MetropoliyaICS ENERGIETECHNIK GmbH became a Gold Sponsor of the International Conference "BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2017", 19-20 September in Kyiv.

ICS ENERGIETECHNIK GmbH is placed in Kumberg/AUSTRIA and working already 30 years in the biomass energy market. The large experience in the engineering, construction and operation of biomass energy plants, allows to offer a wide range of different products and applications.

The company designs and delivers biomass heat and power generation systems in the power range from 0,5 to 25,0 MWth and 0,2 to 5,0 MWel. As fuel can be used wooden biomass like wood chips, bark and recycling wood as well as agricultural biomass like straw, corn cops or sunflower husks. The clients are mainly industrial heat consumers, district heating applications and industrial/agricultural drying plants. All plants are produced in high industrial quality for the different needs of the customers and their special technical requirements. Until today, there we successfully designed and installed more than 80 biomass energy projects all over Europe. In the year 2016, ICS has signed a contract for a biomass CHP plant with 2,2 MWel in Lviv/UKRAINE, which will go into operation until the end of the year 2017.

More information about ICS ENERGIETECHNIK GmbH you can read on the website