The analytical study relates to forestry activity in Ukraine. The aim of the study is to collect and obtain comprehensive information from available sources on the state of forestry in Ukraine. Such statistical indicators as area and types of felling, logging by types of felling and assortment, reforestation, consumption and export of fuel firewood, forest protection measures, financial indicators of enterprise activity are analyzed.
The information provided in the study was obtained from reliable official sources.

Keywords: forestry, analysis, statistics.

Yevgen Oliinyk. Forestry in Ukraine 2019. Analytical Study. – Kyiv. Civic Union "Bioenergy Association of Ukraine", 2019 (in Ukrainian)

Аналітична записка БАУ №19Prospects of Energy Utilisation of Municipal Solid Waste in Ukraine, Yuri Matveev, Georgiy Geletukha — 22nd Position Paper of UABio.

Position Paper No 22 of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine is devoted to the analysis of the prospects for energy utilization of municipal solid waste (MSW) in Ukraine in connection with adoption of the National Waste Management Strategy in Ukraine until 2030. The situation with management of MSW in Ukraine and the world as a whole is presented, technical and economic indicators of main ways of MSW energy utilization are considered. Criteria and priorities of the choice of technologies for MSW treatment are described, recommendations on elimination of barriers for their development are given.

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Аналітична записка БАУ №19Analysis of barriers to the production of energy from agribiomass in Ukraine, Geletukha G.G., Zheliezna T.A., Drahniev S.V. – Position Paper No. 21 of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine.

Position Paper No. 21 of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine presents the analysis of existing barriers to the use of agribiomass for energy, and suggests some possible ways to overcome them. Topicality of the subject is explained by the fact that, first, Ukraine has a large potential of agricultural residues and by-products. Second, without the use of this kind of biomass for the production of fuel and energy, it is impossible to achieve the bioenergy goals set by the Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2035. The suggested recommendations for overcoming the barriers take into account available best practices of the EU countries and the USA.

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Аналітична записка БАУ №19Analysis of possibilities for the production and use of agribiomass briquettes in Ukraine, Geletukha G.G., Zheliezna T.A., Drahniev S.V. – Position Paper No. 20 of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine.

Position Paper No. 20 by the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine includes analysis of
opportunities for increasing the volumes of production and use of biomass fuel briquettes for the needs of population. Characteristics of different types of briquetting equipment are presented, requirements for feedstock are considered, techno-economic and legislative aspects of briquettes production are analysed. Some successful examples of the introduction of biomass briquetting lines in different regions of Ukraine are described. Feasibility study of several typical variants of the production and consumption of briquettes from agribiomass has been developed.

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Лист БАУ до FSC в Україні щодо лісосічних відходів"Opportunities for harvesting wood fuel in the forests of Ukraine", Georgii Geletukha, Tetiana Zheliezna, Anna Pastukh, Semen Dragnev – 19th Position Paper of UABio.

UABio Position Paper №19 of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine analyzes possibilities for increasing the volume of wood fuel harvesting in the forests of Ukraine in accordance with the key indicators of strategic national documents. Barriers to such harvesting are considered and possible ways to overcome them are proposed. A scenario for increasing the volume of wood fuel harvesting is developed in accordance with the key objectives of the Energy Strategy of Ukraine for the period up to 2035.

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The practical manual for representatives of state and municipal institutions, on the use of biomass as a fuel in the municipal sector in Ukraine, have been prepared by Renewable Energy Agency (a member of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine) together with UABio experts in a frame of UNDP Project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector in Ukraine".

The practical manual is intended for representatives of state and municipal institutions.

Download the practical manual for representatives of state and municipal institutions from the Project Website (in Ukrainian) or following the direct link below:

Practical manual for representatives of state and municipal institutions (in Ukrainian).

The practical manual for representatives of public institutions and public organizations working in the field of ecology, on the use of biomass as a fuel in the municipal sector in Ukraine, have been prepared by Renewable Energy Agency (a member of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine) together with UABio experts in a frame of UNDP Project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector in Ukraine".

The practical manual is intended for representatives of state institutions and public organizations working in the field of ecology.

Download the practical manual for representatives of public institutions and public organizations working in the field of ecology from the Project Website (in Ukrainian) or following the direct link below:

Practical manual for representatives of public institutions and public organizations working in the field of ecology (in Ukrainian).

The practical manual for representatives of the agro-industrial complex on the use of biomass as a fuel in the municipal sector in Ukraine, have been prepared by Renewable Energy Agency (a member of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine) together with UABio experts in a frame of UNDP Project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector in Ukraine".

The practical manual is intended for representatives of the agro-industrial complex

Download the practical manual for representatives of the agro-industrial complex from the Project Website (in Ukrainian) or following the direct link below:

Practical manual for representatives of the agro-industrial complex on the use of biomass as a fuel in the municipal sector (in Ukrainian).

biofuels exchange uabio

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 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 biomass of agricultural origin. It is obvious that Ukrainian biofuel market urgently needs the development and reorganization.

Position Paper N 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.

The Paper is available in:

English
Ukrainian

A manual "Comprehensive analysis of the Ukrainian biomass pellets market (definition of growth points)" has been prepared  by the experts of SEC "Biomass" (member of UABio) within the UNDP/GEF project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector of Ukraine".

Recently, there have been noticeable changes in the energy sector of Ukraine, in particular within the field of renewable energy, as well as in an individual and district heating. Issues of energy security, reduction of dependence on the imported energy, especially on the natural gas are becoming increasingly important. The Government has made the gradual alignment of natural gas prices and its subsidy reduction to certain categories of consumers, increasing their interest in the other fuels usage.

A number of the documents had been adopted, reinforcing the legislative framework for the RES implementation, in particular, the biomass usage, as well as  encouraging the natural gas substitution by the other energy sources.

The next important documents should be mentioned:

  • the National Action Plan on the Renewable Energy for the period up to 2020;
  • the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers "On stimulating of the natural gas substitution in the thermal energy production for the institutions and organizations financed from the state and the local budgets" and "On stimulating of the natural gas replacement within the heating sector";
  • the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers "Plan for short- and medium-term measurements for the natural gas consumption reduction for the period till 2017".

To download this manual from the website of the "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector of Ukraine" (in Ukrainian) or by the direct link below:

A manual "Comprehensive analysis of the Ukrainian biomass pellets market (definition of growth points)" (in Ukrainian)
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