Ukraine has a significant potential for the development of the biofuel market, which is facilitated by a developed agricultural sector, an extensive network of main and distribution gas pipelines, and common borders with EU member states.
Deputy Minister of Energy of Ukraine Yulia Pidkomorna emphasized in her speech at the dialogue "Untapped Bioenergy Potential of Ukraine. Energy and Food Security. The event was organized at the initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
"In the long run, biomethane production, according to our estimates, as well as those of specialized associations, is about 8 billion cubic meters per year. That is, this is a very promising industry, the development of which the state pays considerable attention to," the Deputy Minister said.
Yulia Pidkomorna emphasized that despite the war, the Ministry of Energy of Ukraine and the Government as a whole continue to work towards the development of bioenergy and biogas.
In particular, in early February, a Memorandum of Understanding on a Strategic Partnership with the EU on Biomethane, Hydrogen and other Synthetic Gases was signed, and in March, a Memorandum of Cooperation to improve interconnectivity between the Polish and Ukrainian gas markets was signed.
"The relevant documents give a significant impetus to the development of the industry and open up opportunities for close cooperation between Ukrainian biomethane producers and European partners," the Deputy Minister emphasized.