Tag: Ukraine

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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Ukrspyrt looking to produce fuel ethanol until privatization

Ukrspyrt looking to produce fuel ethanol until privatization

October 12, 2015 |

In Ukraine, the temporary managing director of Ukrspyrt wants to focus on fuel ethanol for export rather than potable ethanol while he waits for the parliament to approve the company’s privatization. Ideally, in his mind, the company’s 41 factories would be grouped into smaller companies of well performing and underperforming facilities that would then be […]

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Boston company wants to develop 20 miscanthus power plants in Ukraine

Boston company wants to develop 20 miscanthus power plants in Ukraine

September 1, 2015 |

In Massachusetts, Boston-based Ukraine Agro Valley Association wants to set up 20 biomass power plants around the Ukraine in order to wean the country off of Russian gas. The company wants to use miscanthus as feedstock, with 10,000 acres of the crop surrounding each of the 20 plants that would then be converted into pellets […]

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Ukraine could boost ethanol production by 10 fold if it converts distilleries

Ukraine could boost ethanol production by 10 fold if it converts distilleries

February 4, 2015 |

In the Ukraine, Ukrspyrt has mothballed all but five of its 41 distilleries due to the war, taxes on alcohol and the economic crisis. The company produced 27,000 metric tons of fuel ethanol but could produce 10 times as much if it could secure export to Europe or other regions, rather than focusing on beverage […]

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Ukraine looking to boost excise taxes on fuels including biodiesel

Ukraine looking to boost excise taxes on fuels including biodiesel

December 29, 2014 |

In Ukraine, a new proposal seeks to boost excise taxes on all fuels, including a 4% increase on biodiesel that would boost the tax to EUR102 per metric ton. By contrast, the new excise taxes on gasoline would be 2% higher to EUR202 and up to 3% higher for diesel at up to EUR134. No […]

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Transatlantic shipping costs for biomass pellets seen recovering by year’s end

Transatlantic shipping costs for biomass pellets seen recovering by year’s end

April 28, 2014 |

In Ukraine, it will cost $185 per metric ton to ship biomass pellets transatlantic by the end of the year, roughly the same levels as the end of 2013, but higher than the current lows of $175.8. Prices have fallen due to a lack of demand, leaving a surplus of Handysize and Supramax vessels off […]

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A Biofuels Inflection Point

A Biofuels Inflection Point

March 2, 2014 |

Huge stock rallies in first-gen and next-gen biofuels last week — and tension over Ukraine with the potential for oil price spikes. Is this a turning point in the war over energy diversification? Trouble in the Ukraine. Bountiful harvests in the US midwest. Trouble in the Middle East. Soaring biofuels equities. Technology and financing de-risking […]

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Ukraine moves forward with €40m bioethanol plant

Ukraine moves forward with €40m bioethanol plant

January 27, 2014 |

In the Ukraine, Zarya has begun construction of a new bioethanol facility, expected to cost €41.4 million and to be completed by 2015, will provide carbon dioxide and DDGS as by-products. Amidst recent protests, ‘Researchers have studied both bioethanol  production methods and the progress of relevant technologies used in both European and American countries to […]

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Zarya investing $59 million in 30 million ton ethanol plant in Ukraine

Zarya investing $59 million in 30 million ton ethanol plant in Ukraine

January 20, 2014 |

In Ukraine, Zarya is investing $59 million in a 30 million metric ton per year ethanol plant along the Russian border. The facility that will use cereals including corn and rye as feedstocks is expected to come online in 2015. Only 133,000 tons of ethanol is expected to be produced this year, short of the […]

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