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UABio participated in the TNA project: technology needs assessment in Ukraine. First report is published

Six experts of Bioenergy association of Ukraine participated in the TNA project. Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) is a set of country-driven activities leading to the identification, prioritisation and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change. The TNA project is implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme and the UNEP DTU Partnership on behalf of the Global Environment Facility. Project implementation period in Ukraine: 2018-2020Project Coordinator in Ukraine: Department of Climate Change and Ozone Conservation of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine.Coverage of the whole project: 70 countriesDuration of the whole project: 2005-2020Budget: USD 20...

! New Venue of the "Biomass for Energy 2019" Conference - Premier Palace Hotel

Dear future participants of the International Conference "BIOMASS for ENERGY 2019"! We are pleased to announce that due to the support of the conference by the UNDP project “Development and Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies in the Municipal Sector in Ukraine”, this year’s venue will be changed. New Venue: Premier Palace Hotel - the only hotel in Kiev with more than a century-old history. We hope that holding a conference in the new, modern and comfortable halls of the hotel, located in the heart of the cultural and business life of Kiev, will help to raise its status, and its participants to establish cooperation with...

Prospects of Biomass market development in the EU and Ukraine. Interview with Georgii Geletukha for Openeurope and USPP

The non-governmental organization Openeurope and the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (USPP) have released an informational video for Ukrainian businesses about the prospects of using biomass, its economic benefits and forecasting investments in this field in the coming years. Experts: Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgii Geletukha, Advisor to the Chairman of the State Energy Efficiency Konstantin Gura, representatives of the Institute of Gas of the NAS of Ukraine Konstantin Piany and Yevgeny Nikitin are convinced that the biomass market in Ukraine will develop rapidly. By 2035, the latter will replace 11% of the energy...

Enough balancing with coal. Round table "Investment attractiveness of RES balancing in Ukraine"

The prospects for balancing capacity were discussed at the round table "Investment attractiveness of RES balancing in Ukraine" on July 23, 2019. Key points: New balancing capacities will be competitively selected in accordance with the procedure developed by the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry (will be available on the website of the Ministry of Energy and Coal in the future); the winner is the one who is cheaper and meets the technical requirements for balancing in different balancing groups; Ukrenergo: “500 MW of new natural gas balancing capacity should be in 2020”. ; The views of WARTSILA, a manufacturer of high-maneuvered gas units...

UABio letter to the President on stopping payment the "green tariff"

The Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, together with the associations that unite the leading producers of electricity from RES, have appealed to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky about the negative situation with the payment of purchased electricity from alternative sources at the "green" tariff. The reason was the decision of the District Administrative Court of Kyiv on the application to secure the claim of PJSC “Nikopol Ferroalloy Plant” to the National energy and utilities regulatory commission of Ukraine (NEURC) in the case No. 640/11330/19 on the recognition of illegal and the cancellation of a number of NEURC decisions. In particular, the...

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Mechanisms for supporting biomethane production and consumption

The development of biomethane production is the result of political will and reliable, long-lasting financial support mechanisms and investment subsidies, as biomethane cannot compete with natural gas in today's market conditions. Many European countries have already established mechanisms to support biomethane.Different countries use different support mechanisms to develop biomethane technologies. These mechanisms operate at different points in the biomethane value chain. Germany and Sweden were the pioneers in this area. Germany actively used, from 2000 to 2014, a green tariff for electricity from biogas, additional bonuses for enriching biogas to the quality of natural gas and the use of energy crops...

Economic prerequisites for the production and use of biomethane in electricity/heat production in Ukraine

Electricity produced from biomethane can already today be supplied to the grid at a “green” tariff of 0.1239 €/kWh (excluding VAT). However, the idea of ​​enriching biogas to biomethane is precisely the possibility of pumping it into the natural gas (NG) network. To create conditions for the use of biomethane from the NG network in the combined production of electricity and heat, it is necessary to create a national register of biomethane with the possibility of issuing certificates of origin, such as European certificates GoO (Guarantee of Origin). In the long term, with such a certificate, virtual trading of biomethane with EU...

Agrarian biomass potential for energy sector: project options for enterprises

What is the potential of agro biomass, and what hinders the development of relevant projects in Ukraine?What agricultural biomass energy projects can be implemented now?What is the volume of investments and payback period for agro biomass energy production projects in Ukraine? Read article "Agrarian biomass potential for energy sector: project options for enterprises",Georgii Geletukha – Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, Tetiana Zheliezna – Member of Auditing Committee of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine. Monthly Journal "Zhurnal Holovnoho Enerhetyka", 2019, №7 July, p.47-53 (in Ukrainian)

Economic prerequisites for the production and use of biomethane as a motor fuel in Ukraine

The basic economic prerequisite for the development of the biomethane market is the increased price of fossil fuels, which is formed by additional environmental taxes and excise taxes on fossil fuels. Comparing the prices of compressed natural gas in different countries of Europe, we can see that the price in Ukraine is one of the lowest in the world and is in the lower price range and is currently 5.37 euro cents/kWh (0.51 €/m³). The highest price in Sweden is 13.78 euro cents/kWh (1.31 €/m³), ​​one of the leaders in the use of compressed biomethane in transport. Recall that enriched biogas (biomethane) can...

UABio proposals to Ukrainian Energy Strategy till 2035The Bioenergy Association of Ukraine has prepared a number of proposals for the Energy Strategy of Ukraine (ESU) by 2035 regarding the necessary measures for the implementation of the tasks defined in the ESU. Proposals were sent to the State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine for the following submission to the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry, which is in compliance with the requirements of paragraph 2. Government Order dated August 18, 2017, No. 605 prepares a draft plan of measures for the implementation of the Energy Strategy of Ukraine for the period up to 2035.

 

Tasks defined in the ESU-2035 Content of the event Information on the coordination (conformity) of the measure with the adopted normative legal acts of Ukraine and the international obligations entered into The term of execution Indicator of performance Responsible for implementation
RES development. Promoting the creation of competitive biomass markets Establishment of biofuels stock exchange The need to amend the Law of Ukraine "On alternative fuels" and the adoption of subordinate regulations 2019 The establishment and launch of biofuels stock exchange
RES development. Use of local fuels and renewable energy sources Obligation on state and municipal enterprises to sell and purchase a certain percentage of biofuels on the stock exchange of biofuels The need to amend the Law of Ukraine "On Alternative Fuels" and the Law of Ukraine "On Public Procurement". 2019 Compliance with the established obligation of the enterprise Parliament of Ukraine, State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine
RES development. Use of local fuels and renewable energy sources Introduction of mandatory plans for permanent forest users regarding logging and wood chips production, which are in accordance with the provisions of the ECU The need for the adoption of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine 2018 The need for the adoption of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine

RES development. Use of local fuels and renewable energy sources

 

The introduction of logging of quarrying residues, as well as the obligation for permanent forest users to export 80% of quarrying residues to the nearest roads for the purpose of producing solid biofuels and to prohibit the combustion of quarrying residues Amendments to the Forest Code of Ukraine. 2018 Entry into force of amendments to the Forest Code of Ukraine

 

RES development Introduction of the transfer of funds for heat producers with RES; the introduction of a ceiling on the transfer of funds that the heat supplier is guaranteed to receive, the cost of purchasing fuel for the production of heat from the RES. Need to amend the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine №217 dated June 18, 2014. 2018 The entry into force of the amendments to the CMU Resolution No. 217 dated June 18, 2014 Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, Мinistry for Regional Development, Building and Housing of Ukraine, State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine
Implementation of targeted monetization of subsidies to the end user Monetization of household subsidies The need for the adoption of the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. 2018 Entry into force by the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine
RES development. Increasing the share of RES in final consumption to 11% by stimulating the development of RES Introduction of different levels of green tariff for electricity produced from biogas and biomass, depending on the plant's capacity. Need to amend the Law of Ukraine "On Alternative Energy Sources". 2018 Entry into force of the Law "On Amendments to the Law" On Alternative Energy Sources ", receiving Green Tariffs by Economic Entities Parliament of Ukraine, State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine
RES development. Increasing the share of RES in final consumption to 11% by stimulating the development of RES The introduction of an increased green tariff for electricity generated from biogas and biomass, subject to useful use of more than 60% of the generated heat. Need to amend the Law of Ukraine "On Alternative Energy Sources". 2018 Entry into force of the Law "On Amendments to the Law" On Alternative Energy Sources ", receiving Green Tariffs by Economic Entities Parliament of Ukraine, State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine
RES development Implementation of sustainability criteria for liquid fuels from biomass and biogas intended for use in transport and the obligation to add biocomponents to gasoline or diesel fuel. The need to amend the Law of Ukraine "On Alternative Fuels" in order to bring the legislation of Ukraine in line with the requirements of Directive 200/28/EU. 2018 Entry into force of the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine on the Development of the Sphere of Production of Liquid Biological Fuels" Parliament of Ukraine, State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine
RES development Placing objects of RES on land plots of all categories of land without changing their intended purpose. Need for amendments to the laws of Ukraine (Bill №2529а dated August 26, 2015). 2018 Entry into force with changes Parliament of Ukraine, State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine
RES development

Establishing the same payment for the non-standard connection of power generating units operating on RES to electric networks for all operators of distribution systems of Ukraine at the level not exceeding 50 Euro/kW (1500 UAH/kW).

Need to be taken into account in the draft Resolution "On Approval of the Methodology for the Formation of the Payment for Connection to the Transmission System and Distribution System". 2018 Entry into force by the Regulation The National Commission for State Regulation of Energy and Public Utilities, State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine
Creating a Competitive Market for Thermal Energy The introduction of the competitive heat of heat energy (auctions for the purchase of heat energy from independent producers, mandatory financial unbundling). The need to amend the Law of Ukraine "On Heat Supply" and related laws. Until 2020 р. Entry into force of the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Law" On Heat Supply" Parliament of Ukraine, State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine
Creating conditions for open access of third parties to heating networks Introduction of a competitive heat energy market (facilitating the connection of independent heat energy producers to networks). The need to amend the Law of Ukraine "On Heat Supply" and related laws. Until 2020 р. Entry into force of the Law of Ukraine "On Amendments to the Law" On Heat Supply" Parliament of Ukraine, State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine
The growth of the share of the energy sector, which uses biogas as energy Implementation of mechanisms to support production and consumption of biomethane (increased green tariff, a creation of a biomethane registry). It is necessary to adopt the Law of Ukraine "On Amending Certain Laws of Ukraine Regarding Stimulation of the Production and Consumption of Biomethane". 2019 Introducing a raised green tariff and creating a biomethane registry Parliament of Ukraine, State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine
Reducing GHG emissions Introduction of a carbon tax. The need to amend the Tax Code of Ukraine and other laws of Ukraine. Until 2020 р. Starting a carbon tax Parliament of Ukraine, Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine
 
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