Organizers

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the International Conference “Biomass for Energy 2017”, which will take place on 19-20 September 2017 in Kyiv (Ukraine).

Bioenergy in Ukraine has been stably growing. In 2015, biofuels contributed to the structure of RES with the largest share of 81.3%. The contribution of biofuels to the final energy consumption was 3.6% and their share in the total primary energy supply was 2.3%.

According to the “Biofuels & waste production” indicator, the natural gas substitution by biofuels was 3.26 billion m3 per year, and the average growth rate was 38% per year over the period of 2010-2015. According to the “Total primary energy supply from biofuels & waste” indicator, the natural gas substitution by biofuels was 2.63 billion m3 per year, and the average growth rate was 26% per year over the period of 2010-2015.

The payback period of typical projects for the natural gas substitution in private households and industry by using firewood, wood chips, wood pellets, and sunflower husk is 2-4 years.

On 11 April 2017 the President of Ukraine signed Law №1959-VIII from 21.03.2016 «On amendments to Law of Ukraine “On Heat Supply” on stimulation of heat energy production from alternative energy sources”. According to this Law tariffs for heat produced from alternative energy sources financed from the state or local budgets and for district heating shall be at the level of 90% of tariff established for the supplier of heat produced from natural gas or at the level of 90% of average tariff for the respective category of consumers. We expect the positive impact of this Law already in the next heating season of 2017-2018.

Since 2017 discussions and work on simplifying business access to biomass resources, establishing the domestic market of biomass and biofuels, including a Biofuel Exchange, have begun.

These and some other issues of bioenergy sector will be discussed at the Conference, which since 2002 has annually brought together about 200 national and foreign experts and has been the main annual event in the field of bioenergy in Ukraine.

Conference Chairman
Georgii Geletukha

To participate in Conference please fill in Registration Form. You can participate in the Conference as a speaker on the following topics:

1. Biomass resources: Production, pretreatment, supply and logistics of feedstock from conventional agriculture, forestry, processing industry. Research on energy crops.

2. Research and development of bioenergy technologies: Combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, anaerobic digestion, extraction and utilisation of landfill gas, co-combustion of biomass with traditional fuels. Production of liquid biofuels (biodiesel, bioethanol).

3. Demonstration and market implementation of biomass-to-energy technologies.

4. Strategy and policy issues. Sustainability criteria and certification issues.

5. Economic, environmental and socio-economic issues of bioenergy technologies.

Requirements for Abstracts:

  • Тhe abstract should include: Applicable subject number (1 to 5 above);
  • Full title; Full name and address of one author for all correspondence;
  • For each author and co-authors, full name, affiliation, address, phone/fax/e-mail;
  • Purpose of the work; Approach;
  • Scientific innovation and relevance; Result;
  • Conclusions.

Abstracts and presentations should be sent to e-mail: conference@uabio.org

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 1 August 2017

The Proceedings of the Conference in English and Ukrainian/Russian and presentation materials will be provided to all the participants after the Conference.

Organizing committee:

Тel/fax: +38 (044) 453-28-56; +38 (044)  456-94-62

General issues: conference@uabio.org

Scientific Secretary:

Tetiana Zheliezna,
Senior researcher of Institute of Engineering Thermophysics,
NASU, Head of Department, SEC "Biomass"

Sponsorship and Media-partnership issues:

Oleksandra Tryboi
PR-manager, Bioenergy Association of Ukraine
tryboi@uabio.org

Sponsors

Gold sponsor

Silver sponsor

Silver sponsor

Silver sponsor

Support

UNDP Ukraine
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kiev, Ukraine
World Bioenergy Association
European Bioenergy Association

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Media sponsors

First Call for Papers

Programme

Day 1

8:30 – 9:30
Registration for the conference
9:30 – 10:00
The opening ceremony of the conference
10:00 – 11:00
Plenary session
11:00 – 11:30
Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00
Panel discussion
13:00 – 14:15
Lunch
14:15 – 16:00
Section "Strategy and policy issues"
16:00 – 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 – 18:15
Section "Electricity generation and heat production from solid biomass"
18:15 – 20:00
Reception for the conference participants

Day 2

8:30 – 9:30
Plenary session
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00
Section "Electricity generation and heat production from solid biomass"
13:00 – 14:15
Lunch
14:15 – 16:00
Section "Biogas production and use"
16:00 – 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00
Section "Biomass resources and pre-treatment"
18:00 – 18:10
Closing ceremony

Transition of Ukrainian energy sector towards 100% RES in 2050

The public presentation of the scenario of Ukrainian energy sector transition towards 100% RES by 2050 will take place as part of the project "ASET - Strengthening civil society to advocate for sustainable energy transition (more on the website of the coordinator of the INFORSE -EUROPE").

Date: September 20, 2017 (Wednesday), 16:30 - 18:00

Venue: Kyiv, Volodymyrska str., 55, 3rd floor

Goal:

-Present scenarios for possible development of Ukraine's energy sector by 2050

-Discuss Scenario of achieving 100% renewable energy in the energy sector of Ukraine by 2050 with representatives of NGOs and all stakeholders

-Unite NGOs interested in reaching 100% RES by 2050 to discuss and sign a Joint Statement

Briefly about ASET

Within the ASET project, the experts of the NGO "Renewable Energy Agency" developed scenarios for the possible development of the energy sector of Ukraine till 2050: Baseline scenario, Climate Action scenario and High Commitment Scenario on 100% RES.

Baseline scenario represents “continuation of current trends” case without additional efforts and targets introduced in energy sector. Climate action scenario represents

Climate action scenario represents full implementation of climate obligations of Ukraine and even stricter potential obligation of Paris Agreement: -70% of emission reduction in 2050 from 2015 level, which corresponds to the trajectory of keeping the global temperature increase within 2ºC.

100% RES scenario is representing “highest possible efforts” towards energy transition to RES with the indicative target of 100% RES in power, heating/cooling, and transport sector and zero fossil component in 2050.

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Dutch-Ukrainian Forum "Biofuels market in Ukraine: a step towards energy independence", 19 September 2017

Date: 19 September 2017 (Tuesday), 10:00 – 17:00 (forum starts after the opening of the international conference «BIOMASS FOR ENERGY 2017»)

Place: Ukraine, Kyiv, Volodymyrska Str., 55, Session hall at the 3rd floor

Goal of the forum: Enhancing the Dutch-Ukrainian cooperation in the field of sustainable use of biomass and biofuels in the heat supply and transport sectors of Ukraine.

Target group of the forum: Ukrainian sector companies, governmental institutes, agrarian companies and municipalities.

Ukraine faces challenges in the energy sector and biomass as an energy resource can make a significant contribution to the production of heat, electricity and biofuels.

Dutch companies have substantial experience in research, development and introduction of all bioenergy technologies (including combustion, co-firing, anaerobic digestion, and energy generation from waste, biofuel production) and introduction of biobased economy both from the research and production point of view.

Program of the forum this year includes two hot topics for Ukraine. In course of the first session, the questions of biomass utilization for production of heating energy will be discussed. Suggested topics for discussion: biomass resources, creation of the market of heating energy from biomass, standardization and certification of solid biomass, state and IFI programs and support mechanisms.

Second part of the forum will be dedicated to the questions of use of sugar beet waste and other agricultural biomass for production of liquid fuels (bioethanol and biodiesel) to be used in the heating and transportation sectors. Because of the necessity for Ukraine to comply with the targets sent by European Energy convention and practically unutilized quotas for export of bioethanol to EU the topic gain momentum and becomes hot.

We kindly invite the interested participants from Ukraine to send their business profile to the organizers NGO “REA“ (tryboi@rea.org.ua) before 1 September for registration and organizing meetings with the Dutch participants.

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FORBIO project Seminar "Prospects of sustainable feedstock production for advanced biofuels in Ukraine"

Workshop will take place on September 20-21, 2017 within the framework of the International Conference "Biomass for energy-2017”. This is an event of the International project “FORBIO – Fostering sustainable feedstock production for advanced biofuels on under-utilized land in Europe” (more details: www.forbio-project.eu).

The goal of the seminar is to:

  • present the results of the assessment of the agronomic and techno-economic potentials, the assessment of sustainability of the selected advanced bioenergy value chains in the case study sites, as well as on policy barriers. The best practices for bioenergy policies regulations and support schemes will be also presented.
  • discuss with stakeholders and potential projects participants of economic and non-economic barriers to commercialization of both feedstock growing and their use for the production of next generation biofuels. Representatives of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will lead the discussion with the audience.

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Speakers

Georgiy Geletukha

Chairman of the Board of UABio,
Head of Department of Institute
of Engineering Thermophysics, NASU,
Director of SEC "BIOMASS"

Oleksandr Dombrovskyi

Member of Parliament of Ukraine

Sergiy Savchuk

Head of State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine

Remigijus Lapinskas

President of World Bioenergy Association,
Sweden

Kees Kwant

Senior Expert Bioenergy and Biobased economy, Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Netherlands

Ing. Bernhard Loder-Taucher

ICS ENERGIETECHNIK Gesellschaft mbH, Austria

Sergiy Maslichenko

Associate Director at EBRD for Energy Efficiency and Climate Change in Ukraine, Poland, Armenia, Azerbaijan

Yaroslav Petrov

Counsel at Asters Law Firm for energy law projects (oil & gas, electricity, renewable energy and energy efficiency)

Roman Vasylyshyn

Director of Research Institute of Forestry and Park Gardening of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine

Maksym Sysoiev

Associate in Energy practice at Dentons law firm, Kyiv office

Archive

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Venue

Great Conference Hall of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Address: Kyiv, Volodymyrska street 55.

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Registration

Registration Form

Standard conference fee includes

  1. Participation in all oral presentations
  2. “Conference bag” for a participant
  3. Coffee-breaks and lunches
  4. Reception
  5. Proceedings of the Conference.

Terms of repayment. In case of refusal from participation after the payment made, repayment will be realized as follows:

80% of transferred sum on condition that denial notification in written form will be received before 31.08.17 inclusive
50% of transferred sum on condition that denial notification in written form will be received from 1.09.17 to 15.09.17 inclusive

No repayment after 15.09.17