Bioenergy Association of Ukraine appealed to the Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Taras Kutovyi and the Chairman of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine Sergiy Savchuk regarding the supplement of the State Register of Plant Varieties with section "Agricultural: energy", simplification of procedures for the introduction of energy crops in the State Register of Plant Varieties and the establishment of the group "Bioenergy agricultural crops" in the classifier of economic activities DK 009: 2010.
In State Register of Plant Varieties suitable for dissemination in Ukraine in 2016, entered 3 miscanthus varieties and one millet breed. These plants aren't used as feed, but they are ideal for bioenergy. However, energy crops usage is limited, because of their allocation within the section "Agricultural: Forage" and due to lack of separate section for energy crops in State Register of Plant Varieties suitable for dissemination in Ukraine. Therefore, experts of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine consider necessary to add a section "Agricultural: energy" into State Register of plant varieties suitable for dissemination in Ukraine.
Procedure of energy crops introduction into the State Register of Plant Varieties suitable for dissemination in Ukraine is unnecessarily long and complex, which includes field-tested for 3 years. This procedure should be significantly simplified and shortened in time. One of the opportunities is an energy crops automatic entry into the State Register of Plant Varieties that have already been entered in the appropriate registers of the EU countries, USA and Canada.
Unresolved remains the question belonging to the class and group of energy crops according to Classification of economic activities DK 009: 2010, which has a negative effect on industry state and development. Potential customers refuse purchasing planting material, because of the lack of energy crops in the Classifier, which, in turn, makes determination of cultivation lands for energy crops impossible.UABio letter № 278 from 08.07.2016 (in Ukrainian)UABio letter № 279 from 08.07.2016 (in Ukrainian)