On June 11 PIB members has organized the Dutch Biobased Energy Day in Odesa, sharing their experience and presenting technologies for biobased energy production. Odesa region with its south location, black sea coast line and the strong ag production and processing industries has a huge potential for renewable energy development. Local companies attending the Biobased Energy Day got an opportunity to learn about Dutch technologies and see how to get more value out of biomass that Odessa region has available. Solutions offered by PIB members included:

  • heat and electricity generation by KARA biomass boilers and CHP,
  • bioethanol production via direct processing with betaprocess designed by DSD and
  • production of liquid biofuel / pyrolysis oil via fast pyrolysis technology developed by BTG-BTL

Dutch Biobased Energy Day also included the separate session on energy potential of crop residues after harvesting, presented by Professor Elbersen from Wageningen University, and the seminar on Dutch bioenergy policy, presented by Mr. Kees Kwant, Senior Bioenergy Expert of the Dutch Enterprise Agency (Ministry of Economy Affairs of the Netherlands).

The event has been organized in cooperation with the Ukraine State Agency on Energy Efficiency, Odesa Municipality, Odesa Oblast Administration and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kyiv.

PIB members are in Ukraine for 1-week Road Trip. After Odessa, the delegation is heading to Vinnytsia and Ternopil.