On October 30, Forum AgroEnergyDAY 2019  and Individual Consultations (Matchmaking) took place at the International Exhibition Center in Kyiv.

Organizers: LLC "Kyiv International Contract Fair" and Bioenergy Association of Ukraine.
Supported by: CU "Global 100RE Ukraine" and Sustainable Agribusiness Forum (SAF).

The 2nd Forum brought together more than 100 participants and was devoted to a wide range of issues, which were combined into 4 sections:

  • Bioenergy projects in the agrosector
  • Biogas energy: Ukrainian opportunities, practical cases, modern technologies
  • Agrobiomass and pellet technologies
  • Solar energy and energy efficiency in agribusiness

The opening of the forum was attended by Oleg Koval – organizer of AgroComplex 2019 exhibition, Georgii Geletukha – Chairman of the Board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, Oleksandr Dombrovskyi – Chairman of the Board of Civic Union Global 100 RE Ukraine, Olena Lenska – Deputy Director of the Renewable Energy Department of the State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Savings of Ukraine and Dmytro Muzhuk – Commercial Director of the company Kriger.

Among the participants are the following companies and organizations: Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, State Energy Efficiency, Global 100RE Ukraine, Kriger, EBRD, PFAN, MHP Eco-Energy, Akkord Ltd., Wolf Systems, Envitek, Salix Energy, MBI Development and others.

 

Board members of CU "Global 100RE Ukraine" held a press conference on the current situation in the renewable energy sector (RES) and potential legislative changes in the sector's support system. Participants: Georgiy Geletukha, Ruslana Lyzhychko, Oleksandr Dombovskyi, Andrey Konechenkov, Alexander Repkin, Artem Siemenishin, Alexey Korchmit, Lyudmila Tsyganok, Ivan Leftorov. 

Participants expressed deep concern about the provisions of draft Law No. 2236-2.

"Retrospective changes to the legislation that worsen the conditions of renewable energy development and limit investors' rights are inadmissible".
"Short-term decisions can lead to the termination of existing green energy investment projects, reputational losses and the formation of a negative image of Ukraine for existing and potential investors, disrupt the transition to green auctions and completely halt the development of the sector".

Date: November 24, 2019
Venue: Kyiv, Premier Palace Hotel

The 10th Anniversary Energy Day in honor of the 10th anniversary of the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency is a special event not only for EUEA member companies, but also for the entire energy sector.

Launched in November 2009, open to all market players, EUEA has become an effective platform for realizing the massive potential of energy-saving and renewable energy projects through collaboration with the Ukrainian business community, government authorities and other key market players.

“Looking back, we see a long way we have overcome. There were ups and downs, periods of high activity and calm. But we keep going, setting new goals. We are proud of the companies that are our members - the largest investors in renewable energy in Ukraine and leaders in energy efficiency- who are changing Ukraine's future to green, bringing the latest technologies and solutions to the country's economy. We are proud that, over the years, we have been able to form and bring together a community of like-minded people who share and promote our values. We are proud of the high standards that EUEA members follow when developing their businesses. We are proud of the growth of the RES sector in Ukraine's energy market. We are proud that energy efficiency has become a priority of Government policy. ”- Mats Lundin - Chairman of the Board of the European-Ukrainian Energy Agency

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 Global Environment Facility (GEF).

Silver Sponsor was Croatian company Đuro Đaković Termoenergetska postrojenja d.o.o.

Date: 4-5 March 2019
Location: Wels, Austria

With more than 450 participants from over 50 countries each year, the European Pellet Conference is the largest annual pellet event worldwide. This meeting place for the global pellet community offers a great opportunity to get informed about current trends in the pellet and bioenergy world.

Without biomass, the energy transition in Europe and globally will not be possible! As a clean, CO2-neutral and convenient fuel with growing market shares worldwide, pellets can play a key role phasing out fossil fuels. This largest annual pellet event globally presents solutions and ideas on how to make this happen.

What's new in 2020?

The Bioenergy Association of Ukraine took part in the final workshop of the uP_running project, which took place on June 4, 2019 in Kyiv.

The international project uP_running within the framework of the European Union scientific and innovation cooperation program HORIZON 2020 promotes the development and dissemination of bioenergy wood utilization technologies for cutting and eradicating grape, olive and fruit plants.

Within the framework of the project "Take-off for sustainable supply of woody biomass from agrarian pruning and plantation removal (uP_running)", the Scientific Engineering Center "Biomass" and the Ukrainian Agribusiness Club conduct a final workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to provide information on the final results of the project: presenting existing value chains, business models and best practices, and discussing lessons learned with stakeholders: farmers, service companies and energy consumers.

Date: December 16, 2019
Venue: Kyiv

What is it?
This is an ecological project about achievements, changes, and results!
After the adoption of the draft law "On Strategic Environmental Assessment", according to which, in the course of developing future state, local or sectoral programs, probable negative consequences for the environment and human health will be taken into account, ECOtransformation-2019 is especially relevant.

The purpose of the project is to search ecologically responsible enterprises and organizations, to promote information and public support to participating companies, and to implement a large-scale PR year-long campaign.

"ECOtransformation-2019" – a project to make a step to Oscar in the field of ECO!

Detailshttp://media-pro.com.ua/ecoaward/

On May 22, 2019, experts of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Tetyana Zheliezna and Oleksandra Tryboi took part in the roundtable on energy statistics and energy balance held within the framework of the EU Twinning project "Renewables Development in Ukraine" at the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine.

Representatives of the SAEE, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, experts from the Twinning project from the Austrian Energy Agency and EURAC Research, State Enterprise "National Power Company "Ukrenergo" also attended the round table. The participants discussed the current collection of statistical data in the energy sector.

On April 23, the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine took part in a seminar on financial and organizational issues within the Seminar in the framework of the project "Improving the efficiency of district heating systems in Central and Eastern Europe" in Kyiv, Ukraine. The seminar on organizational and managerial issues attracted about 20 representatives of state institutions, associations and local self-government bodies.

Georgii Geletukha, Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine presented the vision of the association: "How to maintain and develop district heating in Ukraine?" and "The Draft Law on the Implementation of Competition in the District Heating System of Ukraine", noting that:

"If negative trends in the DH sector of Ukraine continue in the future, we will be completely left without DH systems, and at the same time without heat supply facilities at competitive prices and in an environmentally safe way!" ... "We see the only strategic way for saving DH systems - they have to generate heat significantly (by 20-40%) cheaper than individual heat supply systems on gas!"

In the presentation of Georgii Geletukha (see below), the issues discussed are: