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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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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The FORBIO InfoDay and Capacity Building Event was attended by about 50 participants, among them: representatives of agrarian companies, farmers, representatives of scientific institutes of agrarian and technical direction, as well as representatives of business and consulting.

The seminar was opened by the member of the Auditing Committee of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine – Tetyana Zhelezna, who spoke about the current state and prospects of bioenergy development in Ukraine and the agrarian biomass potential and prospects.

During the Info Day, the participants were able to learn more about agriculture biomass briquetting in Ukraine, the possibilities of corn for grain harvesting for energy use, the prospects for the biofuel market creation in Ukraine, and about biogas energy sector.

Also, in the framework of the discussion "Energy Culture from Growing to Use" were disscused issues of choosing an energy culture for cultivation; purchase of planting material; features of growing energy crops; collection and storage of biomass energy crops; energy use of biomass energy

Info day will be held within the framework of the International Agricultural Exhibit Fest AGROSHOW Ukraine 2018

Organizers: Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, scientific engineering center "Biomass".

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Chairman of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine – Georgii Geletukha – took part in the EU4Energy Policy Forum 2018, which took place on April 24 in Vienna, Austria. Forum was organized by the International Energy Agency as part of its EU4Energy programme.

Forum participants came from 11 Eastern Partnership and Central Asian countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan

Globally, bioenergy is the largest renewable energy source, and especially important in the heat sector. In the EU4Energy countries, the bioenergy potential generally remains underexploited and reliance on fossil fuels for heat production is high. The event was attended by more than 60 participants, including officials and experts from the 11 EU4Energy countries. There were presentations from the European Commission and European bioenergy associations, as well as several country case studies. The discussions focussed on bioenergy barriers, drivers and best practice.

Most EU4Energy countries agreed that they had some potential for expanding bioenergy, for example from a variety of agricultural residues such as straw, manure, and cotton stalks. Challenges include developing supply chains, creating awareness about bioenergy options amongst the public and decision-makers, as well as building technical capacity.

The IEA for EU4Energy programme will continue to engage with the 11 countries to explore how bioenergy and the deployment of other renewables can progress.

Presentation of Chairman of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine – Georgii Geletukha on EU4Energy Policy Forum 2018:

Georgii Geletukha – Chairman of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine – "Development and prospects of bioenergy for heat production in Ukraine"

Agenda and other Presentations are available here.

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In April 20-21 2018, in the Odessa region, with the assistance of the Bolgrad City Council on the basis of the vineyards LLC "Agrotrans", a mini-plant for the production of biomass briquettes "Izmail Production Company" LLC in the village of. Kamyanka Izmailsky district and with the assistance of objects of social sphere in the city of Bolgrad, demonstration projects of grapevine energy use in solid fuel boiler houses had been held. 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.

The vine energy use topic caused a great interest in the local community, including business representatives. About 21% of the total area of grape-bearing planting area in agricultural enterprises is concentrated in the Bolgrad region. So, the Bolgrad region is a leader in the areas of vineyards in the Odessa region. During the annual cuttings from each hectare of vineyards formed from 2.2 to 4.4 tons of vine, which according to fuel characteristics is similar to wood. In 2015, the area of grape-bearing planting in agricultural enterprises was 3840 hectares, and the annual economic energy potential of the cuttings from these plantations was estimated by experts of the NGO "Renewable energy Agency" as 5167 tons of conventional fuel. At present, the available resources of this biomass are not used, the vine is harvested on heaps near vineyards and burned.

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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).

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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)