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BIOPLAT-EU Project: the second project meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine

SEC Biomass experts Tetiana Zheliezna, Oleksandra Tryboi and Olha Haidai took part in the second BIOPLAT-EU (Promoting Sustainable Use of Underutilized Lands for Bioenergy Production through a Web-Based Platform for Europe) project meeting that was held in Kyiv on 26 of September, 2019. The project partners presented the implementation of the project objectives and discussed plans for the next half of the project year. Preliminary results on the data collection of marginal, underutilized and contaminated (MUC) lands in project countries are currently involved in the creation of a reference kit for further identification of MUC lands in the case study countries...

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Matchmaking in bioenergy on AgroEnergyDAY 2019

Date and time: 30 October, 2019, 13:00 – 15:00Venue: International Exhibition Centre, Kyiv, Brovarskyi Ave., 15 We invite you for individual consultations and networking on bioenergy with a focus on the energy use of agrobiomass. Matchmaking will take place within the AgroEnergyDAY 2019 Forum in Conference Room #1 (2nd Floor) from 13:00 to 14:00 and at the UABio Joint exhibition stand (1st Floor)  from 14:00 to 15:00. AMONG THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE MATCHMAKING SECTION Speakers and participants of II International AgroEnergyDAY 2019 Forum on bioenergy technologies and alternative energy in agrobusiness, with experts of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine and other bioenergy specialists. ORGANIZER The matchmaking event is organized within the framework of AgroBioHeat...

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State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving supports the Draft Law for biomethane development in Ukraine

Prospects for biomethane production and consumption in Ukraine were reviewed on October 01 by the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving. Discussion participants: Head of the Agency Sergiy Savchuk, Head of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgii Geletukha, representatives of Ukrtransgaz, biogas producers and other experts in this field.

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Post-release of the International Conference "Biomass for Energy 2019"

More than 280 participants from 17 countries united this year the 15th International Conference "Biomass for Energy", which took place on September 24-25, 2019 in Kyiv. 50 presentations from world and Ukrainian experts were dedicated to strategy and policy issues; bioenergy projects financing; production of heat and power from solid biofuels and municipal solid waste: technologies and successful case studies; biomass resources: production, pre-treatment, supply, and logistics; energy crops; biogas: technologies and successful case studies. The conference is organized within the UNDP’s “Development and Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies in the Municipal Sector in Ukraine” project, which is being implemented with support from the...

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Articles of members

Fuel characteristics and properties of corn residues

Сorn residues have quite good fuel properties which are close to those of wood fuel. Due to that, biofuels made from corn residues can be burnt in the equipment intended for wood biomass. Ash content of corn stover is a major quality factor for further production of biofuels. The ash content depends on the type of harvesting technology as the amount of ash increases when biomass is contacting with soil. Typical total ash content for multiple passes of agricultural machines when harvesting is 8-10%. As regards ash melting behaviour, corn straw is close to wood biomass, which provides better conditions for combustion...

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Potential of corn residues in Ukraine in 2018

Assessment of the corn residues potential for energy in 2018 based on the approach developed by the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine shows the following results: the theoretic potential (the whole amount of residues generated) is 46.5 Mt or 8.9 Mtoe; the economic potential (the amount available for energy that is 40% of the theoretical potential) is 6 Mt or 3.6 Mtoe including stalks – 9.7 Mt (1.9 Mtoe) and cobs – 3.3 Mt (0.6 Mtoe). Distribution of the corn residues potential over Ukraine’s territory is not even. Regions with the highest concentration of this type of biomass are oblasts with the biggest production volumes of...

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Residues of grain corn production and its harvesting periods in Ukraine

Residues of grain corn production consist of: stalks which make up about 52.5% of the whole mass of the residues. At that, the stalk makes up 27.3% of the mass of the whole plant including grain (the same indexes are presented below for other parts of corn residues); leaves – 20.0 % (10.6%); cobs – 17.5% (9.0%); wrap of ear – 8.5% (4.3%); other parts – 1.5% (0.8%). Production of agricultural residues, including corn residues, is seasonable and depends on harvesting periods. Grain corn is harvested during different time frames, depending on the variety, the place of cultivation and the time of sowing. Usually, time frame for...

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State of the art of corn production in the world and in Ukraine

Corn is the most high-yield crop, all the parts of which are widely used in different industries for many purposes, in particular: for food production; as feedstock in pharmaceutical, chemical and other branches of industry; as high-energy fodder that is suitable for all kinds of animals and birds; as raw material for the production of first and second-generation biofuels; as raw material for the production of biogas. Corn is a crop of high agro-technological value as it cleans soil of weeds and is a good precursor in the crop rotation. Judging by the absorption of carbon dioxide and release of oxygen, corn is one of the...

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So far, the energy crop growing sector in Ukraine is in its infancy, with almost 4,000 hectares of marginal land planted with energy crops. For the most part it is energy willow, poplar and miscanthus, which yield an average annual yield of 20 t/ha.

Potentially energy crops in the country can replace about 20 billion m³ of natural gas, or two thirds of the country's gas needs.

In Article:
- About energy crops and bioenergy potential of Ukraine
- Six successful examples of bioenergy facilities in Ukraine

Read full article "Bioenergy as a chance to replace 2/3 of Ukraine's gas needs: is the mission possible?" from the magazine "Ecology of the enterprise" (in Ukrainian)

Contributed to the preparation of materials:
Georgii Geletukha, Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine
Vyacheslav Antonenko, expert of the UNDP project "Development and commercialization of bioenergy technologies in the municipal sector in Ukraine"

 

For information:
On March 20-21, 2019, within the framework of the UNDP project, a two-day study tour on seven bioenergy facilities in Kyiv, Cherkassy and Zhytomyr Region was held:
- More about the trip
- Video "Seven bioenergy facilities in Ukraine within the framework of UNDP project study visit"

 
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