Head of State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine (SAEE) Serhii Savchuk together with Diana Korsakaite, Chief of Party of the USAID Project and Georgii Geletukha, Head of the board of Bioenergy Association of Ukraine, tackled the development of the solid biofuel market in Ukraine.
"Over the past three years, we have almost 2 GW of new installed capacity generating heat "not from gas". The tremendous resource potential of Ukraine offers ample opportunities for increasing manifold these capacities. An indispensable condition is the creation of a solid biofuel market, thus it will ensure a stable supply and transparent pricing of raw materials for solid fuel boilers, as well as stimulate an increase in heat production "not from gas", the Head of SAEE stressed at the beginning of the meeting.
The said argument was backed by the Head of the board of Bioenergy Association. For example, in Lithuania, the share of heat energy from biomass in the heating system has risen to 65 percent in a few years. The secret of success lies in the new model of competitive heat market, as well as the creation of the BALTPOOL biomass Exchange. BALTPOOL is the operator of the Lithuanian Energy Exchange entitled to organise trade of solid biofuel products.