Biomass energy use
According to the State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine, from 2014 to 2019, 2.317 MW of thermal and 170 MW of electric capacity using biomass as fuel was put into operation in Ukraine.
Biomass energy use projects in Ukraine are being implemented both in the private sector and in industry, agriculture, heating, and hot water supply.UABIO
At the end of 2019, 11 biomass CHPs and TPPs operated in the Ukrainian power industry. A significant share of the installed energy capacity on biomass is implemented in industry due to higher price of natural gas for industrial consumers.
Almost all enterprises for the production of vegetable oil from sunflower seeds PROVIDE THEIR NEEDS FOR THERMAL ENERGY at the expense of husk, which is formed as a by-product of the production process. In addition, some of the companies produce not only heat but also electricity, which is supplied to the electricity grid at a “green” tariff.
At the end of 2019, the total installed electric capacity at the enterprises of the industry was about 9 MW. It is expected to increase by at least 60 MW in the coming years.
According to UABIO experts