New 303 kW solar power plant launched in Vinnytsia region
The first solar power plant of 303 kW was put into operation in Trybusivka, Pischane district, Vinnytsia region, Andriy Hyzhko, head of the main economic department at the Vinnytsia Regional State Administration, told. "In 2013, we expect a boom in the construction of solar power plants. Beside the Trybusivka, six more construction sites in four districts are nearing completion. Now we have an order from a powerful Ukrainian energy company that wants to design an additional of 12 solar power plants. Overall, for 2013, the region will put into operation solar power plants for 200 MW," Hyzhko said. Now Vinnytsia region has four solar power plants with a total capacity of 1.2 MW. The estimated cost of building a solar power station with a capacity of 1 MW is 10 million UAH. The purchase cost of one kilowatt of electricity generated by solar power plants is 6.5 UAH. The "green tariff" will be in effect until January 1, 2017.
07.02.2013 Source: Ukrinform
Ukraine may become important energy center in Europe
The reforms that are currently being conducted in Ukraine can turn the state into a powerful energy center in Eastern Europe. The U.S. Department of State's Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Carlos Pascual, announced this at a meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov.
Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, in turn, said that Ukraine had in recent years reduced imports of Russian gas and started increasing domestic production. "We have dramatically reduced the purchase of Russian gas in recent years. We have done an extremely great amount of work to transfer our energy capacity to our fuel sources. In addition, we are paying significant attention to the creation of alternative energy sources and dealing with the construction of solar and wind power plants. We have allocated large sums of money and greatly intensified oil and gas production on our territory," Azarov said.
04.02.2013 Source: Ukrinform
Germany to increase production of biofuels from waste in Ukraine
Germany is planning to increase the production of thermal energy and biogas from agricultural waste in Ukraine, using German technology and equipment. To date, the country has about 30 such projects, the agriculture ministry reported. According to Viktor Tymoschuk, expert of the ministry's engineering and farm machinery department, Ukraine produces 700,000 tons of solid biofuel a year now. For comparison, each German plant is capable of making 800,000 tons per year.
In 2013 the two countries are planning to put this cooperation to a new level with plans to promote the production of biofuels in Ukraine, including the creation of pilot bio-energy complexes. Having a large agricultural sector, which produces a significant amount of agricultural waste and manure, Ukraine has a significant potential for bioenergy production.
In October last year, Ukraine launched its first pilot project for the production of solid biofuels in Vinnytsia region. Currently, this country has six biogas plants. Two of them are located in western and southern Ukraine. At the moment, the amount of biogas production in Ukraine is estimated at 30-35 million cubic meters.
03.01.2013 Source: Ukrinform
Germany to help Ukraine produce biofuels
Germany will facilitate the introduction in 2013-2014 of long-term projects for the production of biofuels in Ukraine. This was discussed at the Ukrainian-German meeting on cooperation for the development of energy production from biomass. Director of the Department for Engineering and Technical Support and Agricultural Engineering of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy of Ukraine Oleksandr Hryhorovych informed the German side of the positive changes that have occurred in the domestic legislation in terms of promoting the production of biofuels. He also analyzed the resource potential of Ukraine for the development of bioenergy industry, and outlined the priority areas of cooperation between Ukrainian and German enterprises for the production of energy from renewable raw materials.
Chairman of the department for cooperation with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe at Germany's Federal Ministry for Environment, Jurgen Keinhorst, in turn, expressed the willingness of Germany to provide in 2013 technical assistance for the development of bioenergy production in Ukraine. He also stressed that the implementation of the pilot projects may draw German investments.
11.12.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Ukraine will build hydroelectric power stations like Norway – Azarov
Ukraine is interested in learning and applying the Norwegian experience in the construction of hydroelectric power plants, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov told a briefing in Oslo on Thursday. "Norway is almost one hundred percent self-sufficient in terms of renewable energy sources. We are extremely interested in this experience, and we will pay more attention to the development of small hydro power industry in Ukraine," Azarov said.
At the same time, he stressed that Ukraine has significant opportunities to enhance the development of hydropower industry. According to him, the construction of hydroelectric power plants is much cheaper than that of nuclear power plants.
30.11.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Non-traditional sources to meet half of Ukraine's demand for petroleum products in 3-5 years
In some 3-5 years, Ukraine could meet about a half of its demand for petroleum products through non-traditional sources. President of the Kyiv International Energy Club Q-club, Oleksandr Todiychuk expressed this opinion in a comment to UKRINFORM. According to him, those could be rich shale, brown coal, as well as agricultural products and waste. In addition, Todiychuk said, compressed natural gas is now widely used in cars and trucks. "We can increase the production of biofuels, produce diesel from fat shale, or receive fuel from lignite. Moreover, we are actively developing another direction - the use of compressed natural gas for vehicles," he said.
09.10.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Ukraine and UAE actively cooperating in field of alternative energy
Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates are actively cooperating in the field of alternative energy sources. "The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is headquartered in the UAE. Ukraine also pays great attention to alternative energy. Therefore, at present, as part of the intergovernmental commission [the Ukrainian-UAE intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation] we are actively working in the field of alternative energy sources," the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Kostiantyn Hryshchenko said during his official visit to the United Arab Emirates. He also said that the UAE could join the implementation of Ukrainian national projects, including the Energy of Nature project. "Taking into account the role of the Emirates in the activity of the International Renewable Energy Agency, I believe that the Energy of Nature national project, which foresees the creation of a 'clean' source from wind and solar power with a capacity of 2,000 MW, can be a good platform for investment cooperation," the minister said.
In the context of deepening the potential for bilateral partnership in alternative energy, on Sunday Hryshchenko visited the world's first ecological city of Masdar with zero emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) and familiarized himself with the peculiarities of this project.
Ukraine should increase the share of electricity from renewable energy sources in the country's overall energy balance to 12% by 2020, Head of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving Mykola Pashkevych said in June. He said that by 2030 the share of energy received from alternative sources could reach at least 15% in the country's energy balance.
08.10.2012 Source: Ukrinform
EBRD to finance its first solar energy project in Ukraine
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is to provide a loan to the Rengy Development company for the construction and commissioning of solar power facilities in Vinnytsia region. This would be the first project on the financing of alternative energy such as solar energy in the bank's history. Kyiv-based Rengy Development intends to build six solar power stations with a total capacity of 50 MW in Vinnytsia region. According to data published on Rengy Development website, the company's portfolio includes projects in the solar power industry with a total capacity of 65 MW.
As reported, in 2011 the global company Activ Solar built in Crimea Europe's largest photovoltaic power station with more than 100 MW installed capacity. The total value of the project is about EUR 300 million. It was financed by Sberbank of Russia and VTB.
05.10.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Ukraine will implement German technologies of biofuel production
Introduction of technologies, which will enable using agricultural waste for production of solid biofuel, biogas and other types of biofuel, will enable improving provision with energy resources in the village. “We held negotiations with representatives of the German Agency of Renewable Resources. They expressed an interest in introduction of investment projects for production of different types of fuel in Ukraine. It should be noted that such projects are widely spread in Germany and ensure over 10% of this country's needs in energy resources,” Agriculture Ministry's director of technical supply and agricultural machinery department Oleksandr Hryhorovych said.
17.09.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Experts: It's high time for Ukraine to develop alternative energy
An expert in the field of energy, the creator of "Feed-in-Tariff", the deputy of the German Parliament, Hans-Josef Fell believes that due to the intensive development of energy based on renewable energy sources Ukraine may significantly increase the pace of development of its own economy, and enhance energy independence from external providers of traditional energy.
28.08.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Development of Alternative Energy in Ukraine
Alternative Energy in Ukraine in past year and a half has developed more intensively than the traditional one. As of early July, the total number of companies operating power plants on renewable energy sources and selling electricity based on the "Feed-in-Tariff" has risen to 66, and the number of such power plants - up to 111.
Mykola Pashkevych, the chairman of the National Agency of Ukraine on Ensuring of Efficient Use of Energy Resources, said that in 2011 the installed capacity of power plants with on renewable sources due to the implementation of many projects has doubled, and the production of electricity increased from 240 million kW -hours in 2010 to 330 million kWh in 2011. At the same time the production of clean energy by wind farms, solar plants and small hydroelectric power plants will reach one billion kWh this year, predicts the Agency.
The Crimea - is the leader in the country in usage of renewable energy sources due to the intensive development of solar energy in the peninsula. In the first half of the year nearly a third of electricity produced here has fallen to solar and wind energy. Built mostly at the end of last year and early this year - in January-June 2012 - photovoltaic plants increased electricity output by 32 times compared with the same period in 2011 - up to 144.1 million kWh.
This significant growth has allowed increasing the share of renewable energy sources in the total electricity production to a record 29% for Ukraine despite the fact that electricity generation by wind power plants in Crimea in the first half of the year fell by 1.7% - to 23.1 million kWh. In general, the production of electricity on the peninsula in the reporting period increased by 36.3% - to 577.7 million kWh, which reduced electricity imports from the mainland, as well as decreased significant losses that accompany such imports because of the need to transmit electricity for long distance.
28.08.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Czechs to build solar power plant in Dnipropetrovsk region
The Czech group of companies Ekotechnik Praha intends to build a solar power in the city of Nikopol, Dnipropetrovsk region. It is reported that the amount of investment in the power plant construction will be almost 100 million UAH. Ekotechnik Praha also plans to build solar power plants in Shyroke district, Dnipropetrovsk region, near Bohuslav, Kyiv region, as well as in Vinnytsia, Zakarpattia and Odesa regions.
03.08.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Ukraine plans to start electricity exports to
The energy ministers of Ukraine and Turkey have
discussed the export of Ukrainian electricity.
As reported, the Ukrainian government submitted
its proposals to Turkey regarding the export of
electricity in March 2011. Ukraine currently exports
electricity to six countries: Hungary - about
38.7% of total exports, Belarus - 37.4%, Poland
- 11.6%, Moldova - about 9%, Romania - 2.5%, and
Slovakia - 0.8%. In the first five months of 2012,
Ukraine exported 3.441 billion kWh of electricity.
22.06.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Ukraine should reach
12% share of renewable energy sources till 2020
Ukraine should reach a 12% share of renewable
energy sources within total energy balance of
the country until 2020. The state has undertaken
relevant obligations while joining the Energy
Community. Therefore, the Updated Energy Strategy
of Ukraine till 2030 prepared drafted by the Ministry
of Energy and Coal Industry requires significant
The State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy
Saving of Ukraine considers that it is necessary
to increase the capacity rates of installed renewable
power plants into the country's energy strategy
up to 6.4 GW in 2015, 9 GW - in 2020,
13 GW - in 2025 and 17 GW - in 2030. Electricity
generation from renewable energy sources should
reach 13 TW/hours in 2015, 18 TW/hours - in 2020,
26 TW/hours - in 2025 and 34 TW/hours in 2030.
14.06.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Ukraine plans to increase
the capacity of renewable energy sources
up to 1 GW in 2012
The State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy
Saving of Ukraine has forecasted that the capacity
of renewable energy sources will be increased
2.3 times in 2012, to one gigawatt, the agency's
head, Mykola Pashkevych, said at a press conference
in Kyiv. The total installed capacity of alternative
energy facilities in Ukraine is 411 MW (107 operating
facilities - 76 hydroelectric power plants, 18
solar power plants, 11 wind farms and two bio-energy
facilities) or 0.8% of the power generating capacity
of the country. In 2011, 257 MW of alternative
energy facilities were commissioned, and it is
expected that in 2012 wind farms with a total
capacity of 252 MW and solar power plants with
the total capacity of 290 MW will be launched.
This year it is planned to build some new facilities
in the country's regions.
Czech company Ekotechnik Praha will finish the
construction of a 42 MW solar power plants in
Kyiv region (Bohuslav) and will start installing
50 MW facilities in Dnipropetrovsk region. Rentechno
will complete construction of a 1.8 MW solar power
plant in Vinnytsia region and will start building
11 MW facilities in Kherson region. Rengy Development
will build six solar power plants with a combined
capacity of 50 MW in Vinnytsia region. Israeli
SunElectra wants to build 10 solar power plants
with the capacity of 25-30 MW. Tokmak Solar Energy
plans to launch a solar power plant with the capacity
of 9 MW and Ukrgelios will launch a 15 MW plant
in Zaporizhia region. France's Helios Strategia
plans to build several roof solar power plants
with the capacity of 7 MW in Ukraine.
The following wind farm projects will be realized:
Germany's Windguard - a wind farm of 400 MW in
Luhansk region and Germany's Windcraft - facilities
in Crimea and Kherson region.
06.06.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Investment in renewables,
energy efficiency paid off 100%
There is no project in the field of renewable
energy and energy efficiency in Ukraine today,
under which there would be no payback of investment
This was discussed at the opening of the Third
European-Ukrainian Energy Day. All projects in
the field of renewable energy are refunded, Head
of Competence Center Renewable Energies at UniCredit
Leasing Group Martin Mayr said. In particular,
the portfolio of UniCredit Group investment in
these projects in Ukraine exceeded USD 1 billion,
29.05.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Energy saving technologies should be implemented
It is necessary to introduce energy-saving technologies
wherever possible to minimize the consumption
of expensive Russian gas, Prime Minister of Ukraine
Mykola Azarov said after his visit to the Institute
of Engineering Thermophysics of the National Academy
of Sciences of Ukraine. According to the head
of government, in familiarizing with the work
of the Institute, he got convinced that Ukraine
has the most advanced scientific developments
in the field of energy efficiency. Scientists
have provided him with a program covering 24 regions
of Ukraine. Its implementation will allow the
state to save four billion cubic meters of natural
gas per year, but to implement this project, it
is necessary to invest
24 billion UAH.
The Prime Minister said that the government pays
maximum attention to energy efficiency and energy
conservation, saying that those who implement
energy-saving technologies may not pay profit
tax for 10 years.
22.05.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Crimea a very promising
region for development of alternative energy
The Autonomous Republic of Crimea is a very promising
region in Ukraine for the development of alternative
energy, announced Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych
during his working visit to Crimea. In Crimea,
Yanukovych participated in the opening of a plant
for sulfuric acid production at Crimea Titan and
visited the world's largest solar power plant
in Simferopol district.
Yanukovych noted that Crimea was now a leader
in Ukraine, after Kyiv, in terms of investment
attraction. A number of investment projects in
the development of alternative energy sources
had currently been implemented in Crimea.
28.04.2012 Source: Ukrinform
President to visit world's
largest solar power plant in Crimea
During his working visit to Crimea, Yanukovych
participated in the opening of a plant for sulfuric
acid production at Crimea Titan and visited the
world's largest solar power plant in Simferopol
The largest in Central and Eastern Europe titanium
dioxide producer, Crimea Titan, is putting into
operation a new plant for producing sulfuric acid,
which will allow increasing the output of titanium
dioxide threefold up to 240,000 tons. About half
a billion dollars has been invested in the construction
project. The new plant will produce 600,000 tons
of sulfuric acid per year. Application of new
production technologies will help reduce the amount
of emissions several times.In 2011, Crimea Titan
increased the production of titanium dioxide 2.26%,
or by 2,390 tons to 108,069 tons compared with
The solar park Perovo in Crimea's Simferopol district
was built by Activ Solar (Austria). The total
installed capacity of the park is 100 MW. Perovo
has become the largest operating photovoltaic
park in the world in terms of installed capacity.
26.04.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Adding 5% of bioethanol
to gasoline will be recommended since 2013
The Energy and Coal Industry Ministry of Ukraine
prepared the draft law on step-wise adding of
bioethanol to gasoline, which is produced and
realized on the territory of Ukraine. In the nearest
future, this document will be submitted to the
"The aim of this draft law adoption is creation
of favorable conditions for development and consumption
of alternative types of fuel on the territory
of Ukraine, development of the motor fuel market
and strengthening of energy independence of Ukraine.
The draft law provides that adding 5% of bioethanol
to gasoline will be recommended since 2013, and
mandatory adding of bioethanol is envisaged in
2014-2015. Also, it is proposed that since 2016,
mandatory contents of bioethanol in motor gasoline
will be no less than 7 %. Filling stations and
fuel bases should be re-equipped over one year
respectively," Director of the department
for oil, gas, peat, oil production industry and
alternative types of fuel at the Energy and Coal
Industry Ministry Ihor Kyriushyn has explained.
According to him, in compliance with data of the
Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry, 42 plants for
production of biodiesel fuel were constructed
in Ukraine, which may produce up to 500,000 tons
of this fuel annually. Today, Ukraine has all
possibilities to provide itself with bioethanol.
"I should note that bioethanol contents in
motor gasoline up to 10% does not require re-equipment
of the automobile fuel system and does not worsen
the fuel quality by no means," the specialist
noted. "In the nearest 10-15 years, we have
a task to maximum increase a part of the use of
bioethanol in the fuel quality in Ukraine. This
is the main task, which was set by the ministry.
In introduction of bioethanol on the motor fuel
market of Ukraine, world's leading experience
will be taken into consideration, in particular,
of the Federal Republic of Brazil," the ministry's
representative informed. He also noted that Ukraine
has even better possibilities for the use of bioethanol
against Brazil. In 2011, in Brazil, the share
of automobiles, consuming gasoline with contents
of over 25 percent of bioethanol, made up 50 percent,
the share of such automobiles is planned to be
brought to 86 percent until 2020.
25.04.2012 Source: Ukrinform
EBRD to provide EUR
13.3 m to Ukraine for wind energy project
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
(EBRD) will provide EUR 13.3 million for a wind
farm in Stary Sambir district in Lviv region to
improve power-supply reliability and reduce carbon-dioxide
emissions. "Ukraine has a great potential
in developing renewable energy generation and
this project is our contribution to this good
cause. We are committed to support the development
of wind, solar, small hydro and biomass energy
projects in Ukraine through our own funds and
by providing technical assistance to them,"
EBRD Managing Director for Turkey, Eastern Europe,
Caucasus and Central Asia Olivier Descamps said.
The financing will consist of a 10-year loan of
EUR 9.5 million from the EBRD and a 15-year loan
of EUR 3.8 million from the Clean Technology Fund.
Eco-Optima Ltd., a closely held Ukrainian company,
will use the funds to build and operate a wind
farm with a capacity of 12.5 MW that will supply
power to more than 10,000 households. The plant
will be operational by the end of this year and
should reduce carbon emissions by about 26,000
tonnes a year.
The EBRD is the largest financial investor in
Ukraine. The Bank has currently committed over
EUR 7.4 billion (USD 9.76 billion) in 293 projects.
25.04.2012 Source: Ukrinform
develop landfill biogas processing project
Experts with the National Academy of Sciences
of Ukraine (NASU) developed a large-scale project
of solid waste landfills biogas processing, NASU
President Borys Paton said at a general meeting
of the Academy on Thursday. He said the project
has already covered 12 such landfills in 10 regions
12.04.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Construction of combined-cycle
power plant in Scholkyne
Ukraine and China decided to accelerate work on
the project to build a combined-cycle power plant
in Scholkyne (Crimea). The construction of the
plant could begin before the end of this year,
Deputy Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Volodymyr
Makukha said. The official admitted that at present
there is certain dragging behind the schedule.
"There were some mistakes, and we had to
replace the designer," Makukha said. Now
the project must go through internal procedures
in Ukraine to be approved and obtain state guarantees.
According to Makukha, the cost of the project
until the end of the year has not been fully approved.
"The amount is just being estimated, it will
be roughly around USD 2 billion. The sum is big,
because, apart from the station with a capacity
of 800 MW, we provide for very large investment
in the development of Crimea and serious investments
in the construction of a pipeline," the deputy
The agreement on the construction of a combined-cycle
power plant was signed during the visit of President
Viktor Yanukovych to China in September 2010.
The plant must be built on the site where in 1981
the construction of a nuclear power plant started,
but in 1989 was frozen due to the fact that the
site was recognized as geologically unstable.
12.04.2012 Source: Ukrinform
In 2013 Ukraine plans
to move to fuel with bioethanol
Beginning next year, Ukraine may start producing
5% ethanol petrol, Energy and Coal Industry Minister
Yuriy Boiko said. "We are introducing a bill,
I hope it will be adopted by the Government, that
next year any petrol should contain 5% of ethanol,
and in 2014 - 7%," Boiko underscored. Adding
ethanol will allow Ukraine to reduce the purchases
of oil and support national agricultural producers.
09.04.2012 Source: Ukrinform
9% of electricity will
be received from renewable sources in 2030
The installed capacity of the power plants that
run on alternative and renewable energy sources
will increase to 9% or 6 GW by 2030, Mykyta Konstantinov,
director of the strategic policy, investment and
nuclear energy complex department at the Ministry
of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine, announced.
In particular, he added, wind turbines will produce
3.5 GW of energy, solar 2 GW and small hydropower
plants up to 0.6 GW. It is envisaged that the
production of electricity from alternative and
regenerative energy sources will rise to 13.2
billion kWh per year, including from wind up to
8 billion kWh, sun and water up to 2.6 billion
27.03.2012 Source: Ukrinform
US gives Ukraine USD
350,000 to produce energy from waste
The United States has allocated a USD 350,000
grant to Ukraine for the construction by Svit-M
of a waste recycling plant in Sumy. The grant
had been provided by the United States Trade and
Development Agency (USTDA). A feasibility study
on a project to recycle municipal waste and convert
most of the remaining waste into refuse-derived
fuel will be partially financed using these funds.
The future plant in Sumy will be the first in
Ukraine that will be able to recycle household
27.03.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Alternative energy sources
will reduce Russian gas price
Russian gas price will drop as soon as alternative
sources of energy supplies to Ukraine are found,
First Deputy Prime Minister Valeriy Khoroshkovsky
said. The official believes that Ukraine pays
for Russian gas the highest price in Europe. Now
it is 416 USD per thousand cubic meters, taking
into account the so-called Kharkiv discount of
100 USD, which Ukraine received in exchange for
the extension of the Russian Black Sea Fleet stay
22.03.2012 Source: Ukrinform
China ready to help
Ukraine arrange biofuel production
China is ready to help with finances and technologies
in arranging production of biofuel in Ukraine,
Head of the Main State Plant Quarantine Inspection
of Ukraine Oleksandr Tokar told. "We took
a decision that a part of alcohol plants, which
for today have obsolete equipment or are unprofitable,
change the line of their business for ethanol
production. The matter concerns 10 or 11 alcohol
plants. The Chinese party expressed a serious
interest," Tokar said. According to him,
during the visit to China, the Ukrainian party
proposed a joint project to leaders of the China
national agricultural development group corporation
company in this sphere. Agrarian ministry representatives
visited the plants in the province of Shandong
(East China), which are engaged in production
of such equipment and export it to Latin American
countries, CIS countries and other regions.
The head of the Main Inspection reminded that
the country leaders took a decision to produce
biofuel in Ukraine. A relevant draft law is on
consideration at the Verkhovna Rada. According
to Tokar, since 2013 and until 2016, mandatory
contents of bioadditives of vegetable origin to
fuel should be from 7% t? 10%, to diesel fuel
- from 2% t? 5%.
27.02.2012 Source: Ukrinform
France's Nationale du
Rhone wants to develop windpower engineering in
The France-based Nationale du Rhone in Simferopol,
Crimea, south of Ukraine, presented an investment
project for the development of wind power in the
Crimea, including the full cycle of production
of wind energy: development, design, financial
feasibility and support, turnkey construction
and further operation of wind farms, Crimea's
Council of Ministers said in a statement after
the meeting of Vice Prime Minister of the Crimean
government Aziz Abdullaev with investors from
France. Under the project, in Kirov district of
Crimea it is planned to build a 50 MW wind farm
with a possible increase in capacity to 200 MW.
Total investment will amount to about USD 80 million.
Following the meeting, the sides decided to sign
an agreement of cooperation of Nationale du Rhone
with the Agency for Regional Development in the
Autonomous Republic of Crimea.
Renewable energy sources in Crimea have a high
potential. Through the use of energy of solar,
wind, water and soil the peninsula can potentially
receive amounts equivalent to the energy of 5.7
billion cubic meters of gas. Only a wind power
can produce 3.4 thousand MW of electricity. Even
now the Donuzlav, Tarkhankut and East-Crimean
wind farms have a total capacity of 63.1 MW. Currently,
Crimea is implementing 16 investment wind energy
projects, with the total design capacity of 5
22.02.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Ukrspirt increases bioethanol
sales 18 times in 2011
Companies belonging to the state-run enterprise
Ukrspirt increased in 2011 the sales of ethanol
by 18 times. Ukrspirt plans to make the production
of ethanol for biofuels one of its priorities
in the near future. About 65% of domestic producers
of alcohol and alcoholic beverages will be engaged
in the production of biofuels, including bioethanol.
It is planned to increase the production and sale
of bioethanol due to corn harvest in the current
marketing year. Now Ukraine is preparing a bill
to promote and stimulate the production of biofuels.
20.02.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Alternative power industry
shows record capacity increase in 2011
The total installed capacity of electric power
plants running on renewable energy sources increased
by 4% to reach 5773.8 MW by January 1, 2012 (including
large hydroelectric power plants), while the installed
capacity of power plants running on fossil fuels
decreased by 72.1 MW to 47,536.8 MW.
The main growth in the renewable energy generating
capacity was provided by solar power industry
- Activ Solar company last fall completed the
construction and put into operation a 80 MW park
Okhotnikovo, and in December a 100 MW park Perovo,
which is the largest photovoltaic power plant
in the world. Both stations are located in the
The total installed capacity of wind power plants
for 2011 increased by 40.7% to 121.3 MW.
The installed capacity of all hydropower plants
(including large-scale) increased by 0.1% to 4603.5
MW, while the capacity of pumped storage power
during this period did not change, and at the
beginning of the year amounted to 861.5 MW.
The installed capacity of Ukraine's nuclear power
plants has not changed for 2011 and is 13,835
MW. Meanwhile, thermal power plants showed reduction
in the installed capacity in the past year by
In 2011, investments in Ukrainian solar and wind
parks were about EUR 400 million.
Earlier, Minister of Energy and Coal Industry
of Ukraine Yuriy Boiko said that UAH 7 billion
will be invested in the development of alternative
15.02.2012 Source: Ukrenergo / Ukrinform
Astarta to finish construction
of EUR 20 million worth of biogas complex by September
The agricultural holding Astarta will finish the
construction of a biogas production complex worth
EUR 20 million before September 2012, Viktor Ivanchuk,
Astarta Kyiv director general said. "The
construction of a complex for the production of
biogas began at the Hlobyne sugar factory last
year. This biogas will solve the problem of natural
gas supply. The gas is produced for our company
and companies around it. We hope that this pilot
project will be successful, and we will be able
to replicate this project at other sugar mills
and replace natural gas by 60%," Ivanchuk
said. According to him, the estimated biogas production
project cost is about EUR 15-20 million, and the
construction will be completed by September 2012.
Astarta Kyiv is a vertically integrated agroindustrial
holding company, which unites five regional branches
located in Poltava, Vinnytsia and Khmelnytsky
regions. The main activity of the holding is the
production of sugar and related products (molasses
and dried beet pulp pellets), grains and oilseeds,
as well as meat and milk.
20.01.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Ukraine able to boost
biofuel production 30 million tonnes
The Institute of Renewable Energy under the National
Science Academy estimates the volume of biofuel
production in Ukraine in 2011 at 1-1.2 million
tonnes, whereas production potential is up to
30 million tonnes. In turn, Director General of
Ukrbioenergo Association Oleksiy Izotenko forecasted
that the volume of biofuel production may grow
to 10 million tons/year by 2015. Izotenko emphasized
that in Ukraine biofuel is produced in 20 regions,
but 80% is exported abroad, in particular, to
the European countries, where it is in great demand.
14.01.2012 Source: Ukrinform
First power plant using
gas from household waste launched in Ukraine
The Ukrainian company TIS Eco has commissioned
the country's first biogas cogeneration plant
at the Prymorsky municipal solid waste range of
Mariupol (Donetsk region). Electric power of the
installation produced by EuroDiesel is 200 kW,
heat power - 215 kW. In the near future, a system
for biogas utilization will be installed on the
second solid waste range of Mariupol. It is planned
to supply the electricity to EnergoRynok, thermal
energy - for the needs of industrial enterprises.
03.01.2012 Source: Ukrinform
Green energy output
to triple in 2012 - expert
In 2011, Ukraine's renewable energy companies
generated 360 kW-hours of 'green' energy; next
year, this result must be increased threefold.
This forecast was voiced by Vitaliy Daviy, president
of the association of alternative fuels and energy
market participants. According to him, in 2011,
renewable energy facilities generated over 360
million kilowatt-hours, whereas last year the
output was about 240 million kWh. However, if
all the plans to build new facilities declared
by market participants are fulfilled, then next
year Ukraine will generate about 1.017 billion
kWh of 'green' electricity.
The association head reported that, at the end
of December 2011, the total capacity of Ukrainian
solar power plants was 170 MW, wind farms 117.5
MW, small hydro power plants 104 MW, thermal power
generation facilities running on agricultural
and wood waste - 68 MW. According to the expert,
Ukraine also has two industrial enterprises for
the production of biofuels with a total capacity
of about 30 tonnes per year.
03.01.2012 Source: Ukrinform