An important video from UABIO, which highlights one of the most global problems of mankind. This story follows the case of the Zhytomyr Regional Hospital boiler house with a solid fuel boiler manufactured by the Kriger plant with a capacity of 2.5 MW. It burns solid renewable fuel from safe sorted wastes RDF / SRF together with biomass, in particular, of agricultural origin.


This combustion technology can use a variety of local agrobiomass:

  • sunflower and buckwheat husks,
  • grain wastes,
  • corn cobs,
  • wood chips from energy plantations etc.


Змішування різних видів палива відбувається на автоматизованому паливному складі котельні, обладнаному сMixing of different types of fuel takes place at the automated fuel warehouse of the boiler house, equipped with “living bottom” systems and bunkers. An incinerator for burning of up to 170 kg / h of medical waste is connected to the solid fuel boiler.

To ensure environmental requirements, special systems for monitoring and holding flue gases are provided, which are cleaned during the process through a wet scrubber.

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).

About the project implementation. This video is created by the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine (UABIO) ( under the AgroBioHeat 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:

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.