The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, together with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) launched the Program “Ukraine: Sustainable Innovation in the Bioenergy Value Chain”.

The Program will promote investment in innovative bioenergy technologies and practices related to the use of agricultural residues and waste by promoting and developing sustainable bioenergy value chains. The program “Ukraine: Sustainable Innovation in the Bioenergy Value Chain” consists of four components. The EBRD is currently launching the first component of the Program “Support of the Legislative and Regulatory Framework for Bioenergy Chains in Ukraine”. The executor of this component of the Program is the Danish company COWI A/S (https://www.cowi.com/). EUEA has joined the working group to develop a Roadmap for the development of bioenergy in Ukraine until 2025.

 

The first component of the Program Support of the Legislative and Regulatory Framework for Bioenergy Chains in Ukraine” includes the following activities:

1) Development of an Action plan (Roadmap) for the development of bioenergy, which includes an analysis of current legislation governing bioenergy chains in Ukraine, development of recommendations for overcoming existing barriers, and discussion of the proposed Action plan with interested stakeholders;

2) Development of regulatory mechanisms and incentives for the implementation of bioenergy projects, including the creation of new and amendments to existing regulations governing bioenergy chains in Ukraine, discussion of their provisions with stakeholders;

3) Support of the creation of a biofuel exchange and biomass certification schemes, including analysis of existing policies and development of proposals for creating conditions for the start of the biofuel exchange and biomass certification schemes, discussion of these proposals with stakeholders.