Document / search engine: Assessment of sustainable lignocellulosic feedstock potentials in the Ukraine and perspective conversion pathways, including recommendations for the strengthening of the biomass market
Framework project: Delivery of sustainable supply of non-food biomass to support a “resource-efficient” Bioeconomy in Europe
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Website link: https://www.s2biom.eu/images/Publications/S2biom---T932---SCS-Ukraine---report.pdf
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Ukraine is a big Eastern European country with historically highly developed agro-food sector, having been a global breadbasket and still being one of the world’s largest grain exporters. Production volumes of agricultural crops are stably high; the yields are gradually increasing. Thus, every year agriculture and related food industry generate a huge amount of different lignocellulosic residues, which can be used for energy. In the crop sector one should mark out the production of cereal crops and sunflower; as for the food industry, the oil extraction plants, sugar plants, breweries, and some other sectors are of big interest as the sources of respective wastes and residues.
The Country has extensive fertile farmlands, yet large portions of agricultural land are currently under- or non-utilized. Notwithstanding the importance of agriculture, the share of biomass in the total energy production is currently slightly more than 1.2%. The Ukrainian agro-industrial complex has therefore relevant untapped renewable energy potential in the large quantities of agricultural and food-processing residues.
The growing instability in the region jeopardizing the country’s energy security, the introduction of technologies allowing maximizing the use of renewable energy sources thus reducing or replacing the consumption of fossil fuel is of paramount importance. In this context, the correct assessment of the potentials and realistic cost/supply estimations is necessary to strengthen the sustainable biomass market, which is a precondition for the deployment of conversion.
Countries/regions described/represented: Ukraine