On September 22-23, 2015 the 11th international "Biomass for Energy" conference took place in Kyiv, organized by Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, SEC "Biomass" and the Institute of Engineering Thermophysics of NASU.
Conference was sponsored by an Italian company - a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of ORC turbogenerators - Turboden, which belongs to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Ukrainian producer of biomass boilers Company "SET", part of the group of companies "Ukrteplo", one of the market leaders in energy efficient technologies, specializing in projects for the replacement of traditional energy sources (gas, oil) with local fuels (pellets, briquettes, wood chips, straw, etc.).
In frames of the conference, on September 23, 2015, a seminar on "Cooperation in the field of bioenergy Ukraine - Netherlands" was held, supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
The conference was also supported by the inter-faction deputy association "For the energy independence of Ukraine", chaired by the deputy of Ukraine Alexander Dombrowski.
The conference was attended by 176 participants from 8 countries (Ukraine, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Germany, Italy, USA, Austria, Latvia). Professional composition of participants included representatives of political circles and public authorities, research and educational institutions, consulting and commercial companies, industrial enterprises and public organizations.
The Conference was opened by MPs: Dombrovskyi, O., Kozachenko, L. and Katser-Buchkovska, N., Head of State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE) Savchuk, S., Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food Supply Lapa, V., Deputy Director of the Department for Renewable Energy of SAEE Shafarenko, Y., Senior Expert of the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands Kees Kwant, Assistant for EU and International Cooperation of the Special Agency for Renewable Resources in Germany (FNR) Lesya Matiyuk and the Head of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Geletukha. G.
There were 36 presentations at the Conference. The Program included plenary presentations, oral and poster presentations.
An important part of the Conference “Biomass for Energy” was an open press conference in form of Panel Discussion on the issues of “Bioenergy Development in Ukraine: achievements and obstacles” (22.09.2015, 11:30-13:00). The problematic issues of bioenergy sector as well as the solutions were discussed with participation of MP Dombrovskyi, A., Head of SAEE Savchuk, S., Head of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Geletukha, G., Members of the Board of UABio Maistryshyn, V., Bogatov, K. and Nadein, I.
In frames of the 2nd day of the Conference the Seminar on Bioenergy Cooperation Ukraine – Netherlands was held on 23 September 2015 with a focus on exploring cooperation possibilities to develop jointly projects in the area of clean and efficient bioenergy. There was a welcome and opening part, a presentation session and matchmaking between representatives of Dutch and Ukrainian companies.
Programme of the "Biomass for Energy" Conference