On October 8, an online meeting of the BIOPLAT-EU Project Working Group “Energy Crops for Bioenergy Projects: Prospects for Khmelnytskyi and Ternopil regions” took place. The meeting was attended by more than 50 participants out of 56 registered, including representatives of central and local authorities, agricultural companies, farmers, private landowners, investors, financial institutions, development companies, small and medium-sized businesses, scientists and consultants working, or intend to work in the region.

The purpose of the meeting was to present the BIOPLAT-EU project to local stakeholders, to tell about the project objectives and planned activities, as well as to check the availability of data and information useful for determining the current state of the bioenergy sector in the region; collect information on the legal basis, as well as the economic and social condition of the region; identify the interest of local authorities and investors in cooperation to promote the development of the bioenergy sector in the region, as well as priority bioenergy chains and the necessary incentives for development.

Speakers presentations (in Ukrainian):


Legislative policy to support the cultivation of energy crops. Yurii Shafarenko – Deputy Head of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency of Ukraine

Sustainable innovations in the bioenergy value chain. Kyrylo Tomliak, EBRD Program Manager

Energy plants for bioenergy projects: barriers and prospects in Ukraine. Georgii Geletukha, Chairman of the Board, Bioenergy Association of Ukraine

Growing energy crops in Ukraine. SALIX ENERGY experience. Iryna Gnap, Director of SALIX ENERGY

Cultivation of Miscanthus Giant. Energo-Agrar experience

BIOPLAT-EU project: simulation results on the availability of land suitable for energy crops in Khmelnytsky and Ternopil regions. Oleksandra Tryboi , Senior Consultant, SEC Biomass

Olha Haidai, senior consultant at SEC Biomass, spoke about the possibilities of the future BIOPLAT-EU web-platform.

Program of online meeting of stakeholders of Khmelnytskyi and Ternopil regions.

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