BIOPLAT-EU Project: the second project meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine

SEC Biomass experts Tetiana Zheliezna, Oleksandra Tryboi and Olha Haidai took part in the second BIOPLAT-EU (Promoting Sustainable Use of Underutilized Lands for Bioenergy Production through a Web-Based Platform for Europe) project meeting that was held in Kyiv on 26 of September, 2019. The project partners presented the implementation of the project objectives and discussed plans for the next half of the project year. Preliminary results on the data collection of marginal, underutilized and contaminated (MUC) lands in project countries are currently involved in the creation of a reference kit for further identification of MUC lands in the case study countries...

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Matchmaking in bioenergy on AgroEnergyDAY 2019

Date and time: 30 October, 2019, 13:00 – 15:00Venue: International Exhibition Centre, Kyiv, Brovarskyi Ave., 15 We invite you for individual consultations and networking on bioenergy with a focus on the energy use of agrobiomass. Matchmaking will take place within the AgroEnergyDAY 2019 Forum in Conference Room #1 (2nd Floor) from 13:00 to 14:00 and at the UABio Joint exhibition stand (1st Floor)  from 14:00 to 15:00. AMONG THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE MATCHMAKING SECTION Speakers and participants of II International AgroEnergyDAY 2019 Forum on bioenergy technologies and alternative energy in agrobusiness, with experts of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine and other bioenergy specialists. ORGANIZER The matchmaking event is organized within the framework of AgroBioHeat...

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State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving supports the Draft Law for biomethane development in Ukraine

Prospects for biomethane production and consumption in Ukraine were reviewed on October 01 by the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving. Discussion participants: Head of the Agency Sergiy Savchuk, Head of the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine Georgii Geletukha, representatives of Ukrtransgaz, biogas producers and other experts in this field.

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Post-release of the International Conference "Biomass for Energy 2019"

More than 280 participants from 17 countries united this year the 15th International Conference "Biomass for Energy", which took place on September 24-25, 2019 in Kyiv. 50 presentations from world and Ukrainian experts were dedicated to strategy and policy issues; bioenergy projects financing; production of heat and power from solid biofuels and municipal solid waste: technologies and successful case studies; biomass resources: production, pre-treatment, supply, and logistics; energy crops; biogas: technologies and successful case studies. The conference is organized within the UNDP’s “Development and Commercialization of Bioenergy Technologies in the Municipal Sector in Ukraine” project, which is being implemented with support from the...

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Articles of members

Fuel characteristics and properties of corn residues

Сorn residues have quite good fuel properties which are close to those of wood fuel. Due to that, biofuels made from corn residues can be burnt in the equipment intended for wood biomass. Ash content of corn stover is a major quality factor for further production of biofuels. The ash content depends on the type of harvesting technology as the amount of ash increases when biomass is contacting with soil. Typical total ash content for multiple passes of agricultural machines when harvesting is 8-10%. As regards ash melting behaviour, corn straw is close to wood biomass, which provides better conditions for combustion...

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Potential of corn residues in Ukraine in 2018

Assessment of the corn residues potential for energy in 2018 based on the approach developed by the Bioenergy Association of Ukraine shows the following results: the theoretic potential (the whole amount of residues generated) is 46.5 Mt or 8.9 Mtoe; the economic potential (the amount available for energy that is 40% of the theoretical potential) is 6 Mt or 3.6 Mtoe including stalks – 9.7 Mt (1.9 Mtoe) and cobs – 3.3 Mt (0.6 Mtoe). Distribution of the corn residues potential over Ukraine’s territory is not even. Regions with the highest concentration of this type of biomass are oblasts with the biggest production volumes of...

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Residues of grain corn production and its harvesting periods in Ukraine

Residues of grain corn production consist of: stalks which make up about 52.5% of the whole mass of the residues. At that, the stalk makes up 27.3% of the mass of the whole plant including grain (the same indexes are presented below for other parts of corn residues); leaves – 20.0 % (10.6%); cobs – 17.5% (9.0%); wrap of ear – 8.5% (4.3%); other parts – 1.5% (0.8%). Production of agricultural residues, including corn residues, is seasonable and depends on harvesting periods. Grain corn is harvested during different time frames, depending on the variety, the place of cultivation and the time of sowing. Usually, time frame for...

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State of the art of corn production in the world and in Ukraine

Corn is the most high-yield crop, all the parts of which are widely used in different industries for many purposes, in particular: for food production; as feedstock in pharmaceutical, chemical and other branches of industry; as high-energy fodder that is suitable for all kinds of animals and birds; as raw material for the production of first and second-generation biofuels; as raw material for the production of biogas. Corn is a crop of high agro-technological value as it cleans soil of weeds and is a good precursor in the crop rotation. Judging by the absorption of carbon dioxide and release of oxygen, corn is one of the...

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інтерв'ю Георгія ГелетухиBioenergy Association of Ukraine prepared the success story from Ukrainian bioenergy for

 According to the Energy Strategy of Ukraine until 2035, Ukraine is going to reduce the fossil fuels consumption and increase the share of renewable energy sources in the total primary energy production from 4% (in 2016) to 25% (in 2035). In recent years, biomass has accounted for about 80% of renewable energy in the country, and the tendency is expected to stably remain in the future. Therefore, projects that replace fossil fuels (natural gas, coal) with biomass are popular now in Ukraine and their number will increase in the future.

One of the successful examples of such replacing is company “Camellia”, which is engaged in growing flowers in an 11 ha greenhouse. Established in 1994, the company used to consume natural gas for heat production that accounted for 45% of production costs in the cost price of grown flowers. When the price of gas started rising (2013) the company decided to switch to biomass (<5% of production costs in the cost price of grown flowers). “Camellia” installed 2 x 3.5 MW boiler on wood chips/agro-pellets. Gas boiler remains as a standby equipment. Heat production of the biomass boiler plant is 58 GWh/yr. Average price of heat is 40-50 EUR/MWh. Annual amount of biomass fuels needed is 25 kt/yr (fresh) or 70,000 MWh. Among the advantages of such project is that a reliable local equipment provider has been chosen, and the consumer is located in the area with sufficient biomass resources available. Biofuels and biomass are purchased from local producers in the form of wood chips, stem wood and straw pellets. “Camellia” is interested in further implementation of bioenergy technologies.

This and other success stories you can find here.

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