Tag: Ukraine

Largest biomass power plant in Ukraine produces 16MW from sunflower seed waste

Largest biomass power plant in Ukraine produces 16MW from sunflower seed waste

August 10, 2020 |

In the Ukraine, local news reports a 16MW biomass-fuel thermal power plant has been commissioned, the largest in the country. Located near a sunflower seed oil plant, the facility will use waste from processing the oilseeds to fuel the facility. It uses two, 35-ton per hour boilers and a steam condensing turbine generator from Siemens. […]

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Ukraine to limit corn exports despite falling ethanol demand

Ukraine to limit corn exports despite falling ethanol demand

April 27, 2020 |

In the Ukraine, Reuters reports that the government is thinking of limiting its corn exports to 29.3 million metric tons for the 2019/20 crop despite expected lower demand for ethanol production. Exports are also beginning to be hit as demand for imports falls. The country has already exported 25.2 million tons this season. Russia and […]

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Ukraine may lose EU biofuel market due to poor or lack of GHG LCAs on crops

Ukraine may lose EU biofuel market due to poor or lack of GHG LCAs on crops

February 19, 2020 |

In the Ukraine, APK Inform reports that the executive director of the Ukrainian Grain Association has warned the country may soon lose its corn and rapeseed exports to Europe, which are used as biofuel feedstock primarily, due to the lack of greenhouse gas emissions reporting by producers. European biofuels regulations require reporting the whole GHG […]

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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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