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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...

Articles of members

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...

Info Day Energy Crops for EnergyOn December 12, 2017, the Information Day "Use of underutilized land for sustainable bioenergy feedstock production – additional income to farmers" was held. Representatives of agrarian companies and farmers, as well as representatives of municipalities, came to the event among more than 80 participants from all over Ukraine. The event was opened by the Head of the State Department of Energy Efficiency of Ukraine Serhiy Savchuk, who spoke about state support for the development of bioenergy as one of the main renewable energy sources in Ukraine, especially for replacing natural gas.

 

In particular, Ukraine currently provides support in the form of a "green" tariff for electricity production from RES and for the 10 months of 2017 new facilities with a total installed capacity of 39 MW in biomass and 34 MW in biogas have been introduced by this tariff. According to Sergiy Savchuk, currently about 4 thousand hectares are currently planted with perennial energy crops, which is still less than in Denmark (10 thousand hectares), Poland (13 thousand hectares), Italy (57 thousand hectares) and others. The total area under power crops in EU countries is 140 thousand hectares. Ukraine has the potential of about 4 million hectares of land, which, provided they grow energy crops, have the potential to replace about 20 billion cubic meters of natural gas equal to 2/3 of the gas needs of Ukraine.

Chairman of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgii Geletukha spoke about the rapid pace of bioenergy development, as well as the 11% target set in the new Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2035 in terms of biomass in the overall primary energy supply structure. Also, Georgii Geletukha noted that the achievement of this goal is impossible without the involvement of agricultural biomass and energy crops. The head of the UABio also announced the existing barriers that slow down the development of the bioenergy sector today and the ways of their solution, among which the first priority is the creation of a biofuels exchange, based on the example of the Lithuanian stock exchange BALTPOOL. The development of the necessary legislative framework for the creation of such a stock exchange is currently underway by the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine. The registration of the corresponding draft law is scheduled for December 2017.

InfoDay FORBIO in Kiev

PRESENTATIONS OF SPEAKERS (in ukrainian):

Sergiy Savchuk, Head of State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine - "State support to bioenergy development in Ukraine"
Georgii Geletukha, Head of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine - "Status, prospects and analysis of the barriers to bioenergy development in Ukraine. Prospects for the creation of an electronic platform for biofuels trading"
Alex Savin, Bank Ukrgasbank - "Financing of biomass ecological projects by UkrGasBank"
Volodymyr Kramar, Scientific-Technical Center "Biomass" - "Perspectives of the use of agrarian biomass for energy production in Ukraine"
Tetyana Zhelezna, Scientific-Technical Center "Biomass" LLC - Project FORBIO of the EU Program Horizon 2020 "Opportunities for using less productive land in Europe to grow sustainable bioenergy raw materials for the production of biofuels of the 2nd generation"
Oleksandra Tryboi, LLC Scientific-Technical Center "Biomass" - "Results of the feasibility study on the cultivation of energy crops. Project FORBIO of the EU Horizont 2020 program"
Oleksandr Ganzhenko, Institute of Bioenergy Crops and Sugar Beet of NAAS of Ukraine - "Continuous cultivation of biomass in marginal lands in Europe" SEEMLA project EU program Horizon 2020"
Irina Gnap, LLC "Salix Energy" - "Results of the company for growing energy willow in the Volyn region"
Sevastyan Trushevsky, LLC "Ukragroenergo" - "Results of the company to grow energy willow in the Kiev region"
Alexander Kucheruk, Energo Agrar LLC - "Plantation of Miscanthus - insurance policy of agrarian industry"

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