Георгій Гелетуха

The enemy can use the heating season for an artificial energy crisis in Ukraine. In this case, biomass is the simplest, most common, and most affordable way to abandon natural gas. We offer the expert point of view of the Chairman of the Board of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, Georgii Geletukha, for the online media Ukrainska Energetyka (in Ukrainian).

The huge increase in the natural gas price significantly affects the development of the biofuels market in Europe, in particular in Ukraine.

Note that in 2020, biomass replaced about 5.2 billion m3 of natural gas, which is approximately 15% of the total pre-war consumption.

The energy potential of biomass in Ukraine, according to UABIO estimates, is about 21.2 million tons of oil equivalent per year, which is equal to 26 billion m3 of gas.

2050 — what can Ukraine expect?

Support for the Green Deal course will lead to an increase in energy from RES to at least 50%, half of which, according to the expert, can be provided by energy from biomass.

We remind you that the largest resources in Ukraine are precisely the agricultural residues (straw, plant stems, husks, and sunflower baskets) and energy crops (both solid species (poplar, miscanthus), as well as silage and corn for biogas).

The cheapest energy costs are currently in biofuels. So, projects to replace gas, especially commercial gas used by industry, are very suitable

Georgii Geletukha

Read in the article:

  • Generation volumes and distribution — bioenergy share in the energy balance;
  • How local communities are replacing natural gas with biomass;
  • Three natural gas prices for different consumers;
  • Why buying heat from biomass is not profitable for everyone and for whom it is profitable;
  • What and how to start the implementation of a biomass project.

Source: The article “Heat alternative: biomass is gradually replacing natural gas” in the olline media Ukrаinska Energetyka (in Ukrainian).