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 2-3 years.

To introduce bioenergy technologies in Ukraine widely, the following existing main problems should be solved:

Imperfect tariff system for heat energy from biomass (self-cost + 6%). It is necessary to pass the draft law № 4334 of 30.03.2016 «On amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Heat Supply” on stimulation of heat energy production from alternative energy sources”. Verkhovna Rada accepted this law in the first reading on 22 September 2016. The draft law is under active preparation for the second reading.

Imperfect model of DH supply (the monopoly position of DH companies, non-competitive conditions in DH). It is necessary to establish the competitive market of heat. We find it possible and important to develop the legislative framework during 2017 and by-laws in the first half of 2018. Since February 2016, the working group of State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving in Ukraine with the support of consultants of the MERP USAID project has been actively working on these issues.

Undeveloped market of biofuels. It is necessary to establish the domestic market of biomass and biofuels (Biofuel Exchange). The work on this issue started in 2017.

These and some other problems of the bioenergy sector and also possible solutions to them 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:

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:

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


Gold sponsorship

Silver sponsorship

Catering sponsorship


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


Media sponsors

First Call for Papers


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
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
8:30 – 9:30
Plenary session
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 – 13:00
Section "Biomass resources and pre-treatment"
13:00 – 14:15
14:15 – 16:00
Section "Biogas production and use"
16:00 – 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 – 17:45
Section "Electricity generation and heat production from solid biomass"
17:45 – 18:00
Closing ceremony


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,

Kees Kwant

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


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

Address: Kyiv, Volodymyrska street 55.



Registration Form