CREATION OF THE COMPETITIVE BIOFUEL MARKET IN UKRAINE
UABIO Position Paper № 18
Georgii Geletukha, Tetiana Zheliezna
March 24, 2017
At present, the market of biomass for energy is underdeveloped in Ukraine. That has a negative influence on implementing new bioenergy projects and therefore on involving biomass into the energy balance of the country. In particular, now there are no dedicated trade platforms such as exchange or auction for the wood fuel intended for bioenergy installations that makes it difficult to arrange stable procurement. The uncertain situation has formed regarding the market of agro-biomass for energy. There are no dedicated trade platforms for selling and purchasing baled straw, maize stalks, and other types of the biomass of agricultural origin. It is obvious that the Ukrainian biofuel market urgently needs development and reorganization.
Position Paper № 18 of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine covers issues related to the creation of the competitive biofuel market in Ukraine. The Paper includes consideration of the rules for unprocessed wood trade auctions in Ukraine and analysis of European biomass exchange practice. A prospective model for establishing biofuel exchange in Ukraine is suggested.