Workshop “Prospects of sustainable feedstock production for advanced biofuels in Ukraine” will be held on September 20-21, 2017 within the framework of the International Conference "Biomass for energy-2017”. This event holding in a frame of International project “FORBIO – Fostering sustainable feedstock production for advanced biofuels on under-utilized land in Europe” (More details: www.forbio-project.eu).
The goal of the seminar is to:
- Present the results of the assessment of the agronomic and techno-economic potentials, the assessment of sustainability of the selected advanced bioenergy value chains in the case study sites, as well as on policy barriers. The best practices for bioenergy policies regulations and support schemes will be also presented.
- Discuss with stakeholders and potential projects participants of economic and non-economic barriers to commercialization of both feedstock growing and their use for the production of next generation biofuels. Representatives of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will lead the discussion with the audience.
The second day of the seminar will be devoted to presenting the results of energy crops grown by Ukrainian companies and professionals. The study tour to the Ukrainian case study site will be organized at the second half of a day. Willow plantations of "Ukragroenergo" company located at the Ivankiv region will be visited. These plantations are grown on land that belong to the category of so-called "underutilized" - land that is not processed more than 15 years and are therefore of FORBIO project interest. Ivankov district is also considered as a pilot to assess the sustainability of second-generation bioethanol plant construction by criteria developed by the Global bioenergy partnership led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
We invite to attend the seminar representatives of the following stakeholder groups who are interested in the development of new and advanced bioenergy technologies:
- National and local governmental bodies;
- Farmers and farmers’ associations;
- Industry associations and
- Civil society organizations.
Participation in the seminar is free of charge after the preliminary registration and confirmation.