Tag: Ukraine

EU to use CAP funds to boost biomethane output to reduce reliance on Russia

EU to use CAP funds to boost biomethane output to reduce reliance on Russia

March 13, 2022 |

In Belgium, Agriland reports that the EU plans to use funding under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to double the planned production of biomethane by 2030 in order to reduce the reliance on gas from Russia. This would lead to the creation of 35 billion cubic metres of biomethane per year by that year (the […]

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Biofuel & Ag leaders call on White House to provide relief at pump through higher ethanol blends

Biofuel & Ag leaders call on White House to provide relief at pump through higher ethanol blends

March 6, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., to provide relief at the pump in response to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions from the transportation sector, six farm and biofuel organizations wrote to President Biden urging his administration to use existing authority to allow for the year-round sale of gasoline blended with up to 15 percent […]

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Ukraine PM calls for complete shift to alternative fuels for household heating

Ukraine PM calls for complete shift to alternative fuels for household heating

November 1, 2021 |

In the Ukraine, the Goa Spotlight reports the Prime Minister has announced that even though the country has enough gas reserves on hand for the coming winter season, all heating companies will be required to shift completely to alternative fuels, such as biofuels, although a date for the transition was not reported. The Prime Minister […]

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Ukrainian bioenergy association calling for implementation of biomass market at last

Ukrainian bioenergy association calling for implementation of biomass market at last

September 16, 2021 |

In the Ukraine, Interfax-Ukraine reports the national bioenergy association is calling for the creation of a biofuel exchange for biogas plants to ensure they have a consistent supply of feedstock. It says the domestic biomass market is underdeveloped, causing challenges for the different energy producers that use biomass as feedstock to displace 4 billion cubic […]

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Ukrainian designer creates faux fur from hemp

Ukrainian designer creates faux fur from hemp

April 19, 2021 |

In Ukraine, a design firm has developed faux fur made from hemp fibers. DevoHome created the fabric by weaving organic hemp fiber and viscose with organic cotton.  “The whole world is protesting against animal fur and then started protesting against synthetic fur, which is made of chemical and petroleum products. So, by creating plant-based fur, […]

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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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