Let’s consider growing energy crops as a socially responsible, promising, environmentally friendly business. A business that provides jobs and develops local economies.

As part of the project, this video follows the case of Salix Energy Company, which cultivates energy willow on marginal lands. The harvested willow chips are used in modern, efficient boilers that supply heat to public buildings.

The whole value chain covers various perspectives of sustainability: 

  • environmental (greenhouse gas reduction, improvement of soil quality), 
  • economic (competitive heat),
  • social (local growth and job creation).

We thank UABIO members – Salix Energy and Volyn Kalvis companies – for participating in the filming and for the great work that they are doing for Ukrainian energy!

We do our best to tell more about the possibilities of growing energy crops in Ukraine! We want the myths about the disadvantages of green energy to be dispelled. In fact, there are lots of advantages, if you do not own worn-out coal generation or gas fields.

About the project implementation. This video was created by the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine (UABIO) within the project “Agrobioheat – Promoting agrobiomass heating in European rural areas”.

Agrobiomass is a large, underexploited, and indigenous resource, which can support the achievement of the European Energy and Climate targets while promoting rural development and the circular economy. The #AgroBioHeat project aims to support the development of the market for modern, cost-effective and sustainable agrobiomass heating solutions in Europe.

Further information about the project:

The AgroBioHeat project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020  research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 818369. 

Disclaimer: This video expresses only the view of its creators and contributors. The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.