newsTIS Eco Ltd (Kyiv region) has obtained the license to conduct business of combined heat and electric power production for the period of 20 years.The corresponding decision was adopted at the open meeting of National Energy Regulation Commission (NERC), which is responsible for state regulation of energy sphere.

At the same time, the state regulator has obliged the company to hold a general meeting by April 1, 2012 in order to amend the statute due to the absence of the point about electricity production as a form of licensing activity.

As the project head, Ivan Paschenko, has informed, the company assembled a first bio-gas cogeneration plant in Ukraine on the Prymorsky solid waste landfill in Mariupol (Donetsk region). According to his words, the assembly work is finished and the facility is bought at the moment, but hasn’t been put into operation yet.

TIS Eco representative also noted that a plant with the capacity of 200 kilowatt of electricity and 215 kilowatt of heat generation made by Kyiv-based EuroDiesel Company was assembled at the landfill. Gas reaches the plant from over 50 wells drilled at the landfill. According to TIS Eco, gas stocks are enough for the continuous equipment operation for 8-10 years.

The company intends to sell the generated electricity to Energomarket state-run enterprise.

TIS Eco is also planning to build a biogas disposal plant at the second solid waste landfill in Mariupol.

Among possible sources of financing of the development of biogas projects is borrowing from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) under the USELF program (Ukraine Sustainable Energy Lending Facility).

As reported, the cost of the EuroDiesel’s cogeneration plant is around EUR 160,000.

On the materials of Ukrainian Energy