Can we effectively use abandoned, polluted or unproductive land? A fierce response to this question is given by the project, which began in 2016 and entitled “Fostering Sustainable Feedstock Production for Advanced Biofuels on underutilised land in Europe” (FORBIO). The project is funded within the framework of the European Union program for science and innovation “Horizon 2020” and aims to demonstrate the viability of land use in EU and Ukraine countries for the sustainable production of bioenergy raw materials that does not affect the supply of food and feed, nor does it affect land, which are currently used for recreational and / or nature conservation purposes.

Ukraine has become one of the demo countries together with Italy and Germany, where the main activities of the project are carried out, and the results are intended to lay the groundwork for building and strengthening local bioenergy chains that are competitive and in line with the highest sustainability criteria, contributing to the emergence of sustainable bioenergy markets in the countries EU and Ukraine.

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How to use “underutilized lands” for the cultivation of sustainable biomass feedstock? Tryboi Oleksandra, Drahniev Semen, Journal “Ekolohiia Pidpryiemstva”, 2018, №7 (72), p. 55-63 (in Ukrainian)