Expert of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Slava Antonenko attended the 6th Asia-Pacific Bioenergy Summit and Exhibition with a speech on Bioenergy Development Trends in Ukraine. The events took place on 15-18 August 2019 in Guangzhou, China.

According to China’s 13th five-year plan, the biomass annual consumption will be equivalent to 58 Mtcoe by 2020. For comparison, the annual consumption of biomass in Ukraine in 2017 was 4.4 Mtcoe.

Among other challenges, the speakers paid a great attention on agricultural biomass utilization such as straw, corn stalks, husks, etc which is also topical for Ukraine.

At the same time, the Chinese industry has extensive experience of working with agro residues and offers a wide range of equipment for this type of fuel: briquette & pellet machines and mills, steam boilers, mini CHP, gasifiers, biogas plants. The technology of utilization of chicken manure with obtaining high-quality organic fertilizer and biogas was also presented.

Presentation "Bioenergy Development in Ukraine". Slava Antonenko, Georgii Geletukha, 6th Asia-Pacific Bioenergy Summit and Exhibition, 16-18 August, 2019, Guangzhou, China

Croatian company ĐĐ TEP Ltd. has become a Silver Sponsor of the International Conference "Biomass for Energy 2019", that will take place on 24-25 September in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Đuro Đaković Termoenergetska postrojenja d.o.o. (ĐĐ TEP Ltd.) from Croatia is a company with 90-year tradition in the production of boiler plants for all kinds of fuels according to the most demanding parameters.

ĐĐ TEP is nowadays European leader in the production of pressure parts and boiler accessories according to its own or customer’s documentation. This company is also a regional leader in design and manufacture of boiler facilities, energy islands and power stations burning wood biomass, industrial boiler plants burning gas and oil as well as boiler plants using heat recovery steam generators (HRSG-s) producing steam that can be used to drive small or middle size gas turbines in industrial processes.

ĐĐ TEP manufactures and delivers complete power stations for production of electric and heat energy in the segment of renewable energy sources out of biomass (cogeneration), with the power larger than 2 MW on the “turn-key” basis.

For more information about ĐĐ TEP Ltd., please visit: www.ddtep.hr

 

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On August 20, representatives of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine visited the Boiarka Forest Research Station of NUBiP of Ukraine in Boiarka and learned that:

  • Main felling is performed for pine trees at the age of 101 years (in the experimental station’ area);
  • The natural conditions (humidity and soil) in the Kyiv region are more favorable for pine cultivation than for deciduous trees;
  • Currently, the procedure of selective cutting from the moment of drying fixation (for example due to forest pests such as bark beetle) to the direct felling of a diseased tree takes up to 2 months;
  • If sanitary felling must be fulfilled for areas > 1 hectare, you need to undergo the process of EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment), which can last 6-8 months;
  • Since January 1, 2019, electronic records of the logging has been introduced in Ukraine for state forestry (73% of Ukrainian forests). This means that every tree that is exported from the forest must have a tag (see photo below) with a number by which information on the owner, variety, breed, length, volume and diameter of the tree can be viewed on the website of SE "LIAC".

We are happy to announce the Program of the annual International conference "Biomass for Energy 2018" to be held on September 24-25, 2018, in Premier Palace Hotel in Kyiv, Ukraine!

This year program includes:

  • Ceremony of public presentation of CU “Global 100 RE Ukraine”
  • Section “Strategy and policy issues”
  • Section “Financing of bioenergy projects”
  • Section “Electricity generation and heat production from solid biomass”
  • Section “Biogas, biomethane”
  • Section “Use of MSW for heat and power production”
  • Section “Biomass resources: utilization and prospects”

PROGRAM 2019

Six experts of Bioenergy association of Ukraine participated in the TNA project.

Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) is a set of country-driven activities leading to the identification, prioritisation and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change. The TNA project is implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme and the UNEP DTU Partnership on behalf of the Global Environment Facility.

Project implementation period in Ukraine: 2018-2020
Project Coordinator in Ukraine: Department of Climate Change and Ozone Conservation of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine.
Coverage of the whole project: 70 countries
Duration of the whole project: 2005-2020
Budget: USD 20 million
The TNA project is implemented by the United Nations Environment Programme and the UNEP DTU Partnership on behalf of the Global Environment Facility.

Acknowledging the importance of technological change in reducing emissions and stabilizing atmospheric concentrations of GHGs, Technology Needs Assessments were directly referenced in the Paris Agreement and helping developing countries conduct effective Technology Needs Assessments and implement Technology Action Plans has become instrumental to the UNFCCC process.

Within the initial phase of the project, priority technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Ukraine in agriculture and waste management have been identified. According to the results of the evaluation, the most relevant technologies for use in Ukraine are:

The final meeting of the consortium of the project "Take-off for sustainable supply of woody biomass from agrarian pruning and plantation removal (uP_running)" was held in Brussels on July 16-18, summarizing the results of almost four years of activities of 11 consortium companies from 7 European countries, including Ukraine.

The aim of the uP_running project, which has been active in Ukraine, Spain, Italy, Greece, Croatia, France, and Portugal, was to unlock the strong potential of woody biomass residues produced by agrarian pruning and plantation removals and to promote its sustainable use as energy feedstock.

The main developments of the uP_running project are as follows.

Sources of forest wood biomass available for energy production:

  • fuel wood;
  • woodworking residues;
  • unmerchantable wood;
  • logging residues.

The forested biomass potential, which is accounted for and theoretically available for energy production is 64-80% of the volume of logging. Currently unaccounted forest residues are estimated by the experts of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine to be an additional + 14% of the volume of logging. This is wood residues (mainly branches and wood chips) that were generated during logging and was left in the forest.

The area of ​​logging in Ukraine in recent years is about 400 thousand hectares and the volume of harvesting – up to 22 million m3 of wood per year. In 2018, the amount of harvested wood in Ukraine amounted to 22.5 million m3 (by types of forest products: Roundwood for business – 8.98 million m3, wood fuel – 10.72 million m3, the remaining 2.83 million m3 – unmerchantable wood). Thus, accounts theoretically available potential of forest biomass ranges from 14.4 to 18.0 million m3/year. And the total theoretically available potential of forest biomass (both calculated and unaccounted) ranges from 17.6 to 21.2 million m3/year.

Source: State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Main indicators of forestry activity (1990-2017) http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/
State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Timber harvesting by forest products (2010-2018)
State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Sales of forest products within Ukraine by types in 2018

Infographics: when 30 pages of UABio Analytics is just too much :-)

Dear future participants of the International Conference "BIOMASS for ENERGY 2019"!

We are pleased to announce that due to the support of the conference by the UNDP project “Development and Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies in the Municipal Sector in Ukraine”, this year’s venue will be changed.

New Venue: Premier Palace Hotel - the only hotel in Kiev with more than a century-old history. We hope that holding a conference in the new, modern and comfortable halls of the hotel, located in the heart of the cultural and business life of Kiev, will help to raise its status, and its participants to establish cooperation with key players in the Ukrainian and global sectors of bioenergy.

Attention! Premier Palace Hotel offers special accommodation for participants of the conference "Biomass Energy 2019". You can get a 20% discount on room reservations by contacting the reservation department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

You can find all information on participation in the 15th International Conference on Biomass Energy from the website: https://uabioconf.org/en/

The non-governmental organization Openeurope and the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (USPP) have released an informational video for Ukrainian businesses about the prospects of using biomass, its economic benefits and forecasting investments in this field in the coming years.

Experts: Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgii Geletukha, Advisor to the Chairman of the State Energy Efficiency Konstantin Gura, representatives of the Institute of Gas of the NAS of Ukraine Konstantin Piany and Yevgeny Nikitin are convinced that the biomass market in Ukraine will develop rapidly. By 2035, the latter will replace 11% of the energy consumed. In this case, the return on investment in this area in Ukraine - perhaps the best in the world: from 2-3 to 7 years. Details – in the video:

According to the materials of the Ukrainian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

The prospects for balancing capacity were discussed at the round table "Investment attractiveness of RES balancing in Ukraine" on July 23, 2019.

Key points:

  • New balancing capacities will be competitively selected in accordance with the procedure developed by the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry (will be available on the website of the Ministry of Energy and Coal in the future); the winner is the one who is cheaper and meets the technical requirements for balancing in different balancing groups;
  • Ukrenergo: “500 MW of new natural gas balancing capacity should be in 2020”. ;
  • The views of WARTSILA, a manufacturer of high-maneuvered gas units based on gas piston engines: "Better to balance by a combination of different technologies: batteries, GPAs, steam and gas installations, and smart demand management systems".

What is the best to use for balancing the grid in Ukraine?