Ukrainian Bioenergy
Market Development

December 7-8, 2017
Citadel Inn Hotel, Lviv, Ukraine

Green Economy days

Platform for cooperation for Ukrainian and  EU participants of the biomass and biogas market


Ukrainian biomass market is growing by 30-35% annually. Spike in the gas prices in Ukraine in 2014 has lead to massive switch to alternative sources of energy, primarily to solid biomass. There is constant demand for biomass products from operators of heating stations, public utilities, corporate sector and private households. Available biofuel vary significantly and there is no culture of long-term supply contracting. Local producers would benefit from the capacity building in biomass logistics and trading. Foreign know-how and capital could significantly benefit Ukrainian clients, partners and the market overall.

Green Economy Days aims to bring market players from Ukraine and EU in contact to activate market development.

Target audience

- Business owners and CEOs of market participants: biomass, biogas producers, biomass logistics operators etc.;
- Top managers of raw materials suppliers (state enterprises etc.);
- Project developers and promoters;
- International financial organizations;
- Private equites funds;
- Representatives of authorities and 
policy makers;
- Representatives of selected  communities with biomass/biogas business cases.


George Heletukha

Ukraine Bioenergy Association 
Šarūnas Stepukonis

Krzysztof Gierulski

Member of the Support Group for Ukraine (SGUA) of the European Commission
Göran Gustavsson

  Bioenergy Development Projects Manager
Olexander Ihnatenko

Chief Consultant of UNDP/ GEF Project
Iryna Hnap

Salix Energy 
Andriy Zinchenko

Roman Vysotskyi

  Department for regulation of relations in the field of energy/National Commission
Olexander Handzenko

Institute of Bioenergetic Plants and Sugar Beet 
Orest Tokac

Member of the Support Group for Ukraine (SGUA) of the European Commission


- Panel discussions;
- Dedicated workshops
- Extensive networking opportunities
day 1

Panel 1. Sustainable biomass market 

- Assessment of biomass market in 10 regions of Western Ukraine (presentation of the analitical study)
- Current market state for biomass in Ukraine - growth divers, abstacles and trends;
- Biomass markets in EU countries - showcasing value chain innovation;
- Bussiness case for investments in the Ukrainian market.
day 1

Panel 2. Growing biomass market

- Value chains;
- Company's business maturity;
- Supply side - access to raw materials;
- Demand side - quality of demand.
day 1

Panel 3. Business cases and investment opportunities.

- Biomass trade and logistic centers in Western Ukraine;
- Integrated biomass logistic centers (IBLC);
- Energy crops on degraded lands;
- Private-public partnerships in the municipal sector.
day 2

Panel 4. Funding for biomassbased projects

- Private equity and biomass market; 
- International financial institution;
- International technical assistance programmes;
- Green tariff and other tax incentives; 
- ESCO mechanism.
day 2

Panel 5. Investment promotion

 Investement promotion in wood-based and solid biomass projects - funders' perspective. Presentation of successful business cases.


Lviv Business Support Center based on PPV Knowledge Networks
This programme is implemented by the EBRD and funded under the EU4Business Initiative of the European Unionindustry.
The EU4Business Initiative covers all EU support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the region of the Eastern Partnership which brings together the EU, its member states and six partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. More information on 


Green Economy Days Team:
Nazariy Hudz 
Tel: +38 067 373 54 92
Iryna Patsevko
Tel: +38 067 670 63 60
Citadel Inn Hotel,
11, Hrabovskoho Str, Lviv, Ukraine
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