Tag: Ukraine

New set of investors try to develop biomass-power plant in Ukraine

New set of investors try to develop biomass-power plant in Ukraine

May 8, 2019 |

In Ukraine, Interfax reports that a 130 MW straw-based power plant is under development in the Khmelnytsky region. The facility is expected to use 270,000 metric tons per year of baled straw from various sources as feedstock. Danish technology provider Burmeister & Wain is expected to design and supply the equipment for the facility. It […]

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EBRD to invest nearly $100M into Ukrainian bioenergy

EBRD to invest nearly $100M into Ukrainian bioenergy

October 21, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is preparing to finance 10 or 15 bioenergy projects in the Ukraine over the next year. The projects will have a combined value of about 80 million Euros, or nearly $100 million. The program will be financed by the Global Environment Facility and the […]

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Ukrainian corn could benefit from China-US trade war but only if longer term

Ukrainian corn could benefit from China-US trade war but only if longer term

August 2, 2018 |

In the Ukraine, Platts speculates that the country could benefit from China’s ongoing trade war with the US where American corn exports face an additional retaliatory tariff of 25% but only if the tariffs are longer term because short term China’s corn stocks are full. On the other hand, with US corn no longer going […]

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Philip Morris goes 100% biofuel for Ukraine factory

Philip Morris goes 100% biofuel for Ukraine factory

June 28, 2018 |

In the Ukraine, Philip Morris’ tobacco factory in Kharkiv will switch its 3.8MW boiler to biomass from gas, a $2.4 million investment, will lead to $15 million in cost savings annually in addition to the greenhouse gas emissions reduction resulting from the switch. The new boiler should be online by autumn and will produce 6 […]

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Ukraine corn prices soaring on Chinese demand for ethanol

Ukraine corn prices soaring on Chinese demand for ethanol

March 28, 2018 |

In the Ukraine, Platts reports that corn prices are soaring on the back of China’s ethanol drive and increased demand from Egypt, pushing prices up beyond $200 per metric ton during much of March, hitting a 20-month high on March 12 of $209/ton. Late April and May typically brings higher prices for corn as stocks […]

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Ukrainian biofuel blending mandate proposal nearly ready to submit to Parliament

Ukrainian biofuel blending mandate proposal nearly ready to submit to Parliament

October 3, 2017 |

In the Ukraine, a proposal for a legal framework to support the establishment of an ethanol and biodiesel market nationally will soon be presented to Parliament. The State Agency on Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving developed a proposed blending mandate based on energy content for ethanol of 3.4% by July 1, 2018 and 4.8% by […]

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Ukraine looking to implement 4% ethanol blending next year

Ukraine looking to implement 4% ethanol blending next year

September 5, 2017 |

In the Ukraine, the country’s parliament is looking at introducing a bill that would mandate as much as 4% ethanol blending by July 1, 2018 that would later increase to 4.8% 12 months later. Most of the country’s corn is exported as a raw material but a biofuel blending mandate could help to trigger development […]

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Ukrteplo to invest US$96.5 million in CHP and ethanol in Ukraine

Ukrteplo to invest US$96.5 million in CHP and ethanol in Ukraine

August 3, 2017 |

In the Ukraine, Ukrteplo plans to invest US$96.5 million in a 12MW combined heat and power plant in the Odesa region to be fueled by agricultural waste along with an ethanol plant co-located with the CHP. Both will be sited at the Zaplazky sugar refinery in the Liubashivka district. The CHP plant is planned for […]

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Chinese investors developing biomass-fueled thermal power plants in Ukraine

Chinese investors developing biomass-fueled thermal power plants in Ukraine

July 3, 2017 |

In the Ukraine, Chinese companies are looking to develop biomass-fueled thermal power plants with local partners. Shandong Qingneng Power is looking at a plant in the Lviv region although details on the project including partners and plant size are not yet confirmed, while Xi’an ShaanGu Power is looking to build a 6.7MW facility in the […]

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Ukrainian parliament approves law to set renewable heat prices at 90% of gas

Ukrainian parliament approves law to set renewable heat prices at 90% of gas

March 22, 2017 |

In the Ukraine, in an effort to boost consumption of renewable fuel for heat sources, the national parliament has passed a bill setting tariffs at 90% of the cost of heat from gas. The bill also decentralizes decision making on license issuance and price negotiations for business consumers to the local level, away from the […]

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