Salix Energy representatives participated in the workshop "Prospects for energy crops in Ukraine"
On the 30th of June in Kyiv oblast (s.m.t. Doslidnyzke) the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine jointly with the Kyiv Regional State Administration with support of LLC "Ukrteplo" and Bioenergy Association of Ukraine conducted the workshop "Prospects for energy crops in Ukraine".
Over 80 participants from all over Ukraine and from Poland attended the workshop. The seminar was aimed at raising awareness of local authorities and community development, as well as attracting businesses to create new renewable energy sources in the form of perennial plantations of energy crops.
The workshop consisted of theoretical and practical parts and was held at the site of UkrNDIPVT named after L.Pohorilyi of NAAS of Ukraine.
During the workshop, Irina Hnap, the Director of agro-energy company «Salix energy», shared with the company’s experience of growing energy willow.
May 24, 2016 in Lutsk Salix Energy held Energy Field Day
In order to popularize alternative energy Salix Energy on the 24th of May held "Energy Field Day". The event was attended by about 30 people, including scientists, farmers, agricultural companies, woodprocessing and energy companies.
The event consisted of a theoretical part in the form of lectures and practical part in the form of visits to existing facilities.
During the theoretical part of the seminar presentations on the experience of growing energy willow and construction and operation of solid fuel boilers made by the Salix Energy director Irina Gnap and analyst Volodymyr Ivakhiv. The expert of Bioenergy Association Ukraine, Ph.D. Semen Dragnev, introduced the current situation and prospects of the Ukrainian bioenergy sector,
The practical part of the event included visits to plantations of energy willow and experimental plantations of new varieties of willow and other energy crops such as poplar, miscanthus and switchgrass. During the trip participants were also demonstrated the technics involved in the process of planting, caring for plants, collection and transportation of the chips from willow. "Energy Field Day" was completed with the visit to 1.2 MW boiler house in the Ivanychi village with a demonstration of willow chips combustion in wood-fired boilers.
Agro-energy company "SALIX energy" entered the TOP-50 projects of STALO contest, conducted by Ekonomika Communication Hub, NGO "Communication for changes" under support of UNO Development Program in Ukraine and the Global Environment Foundation.
In an interview to the contest organizers, a managing partner Konstantin Bogatov told about development, evolving problems solution and project results obtained during the first 5 years of activity.
Benefits and "pitfalls" of willow business in Volyn
In comparison with other countries, Ukraine spends a lot of thermal energy. Trends in alternative energy force market participants to seek new opportunities and create new capacities for the production of heat. The so-called "gas needle", as well as the political and the military component of the "gas issue" make one think about the prospects of alternative fuels, one of which is energy willow.
Konstantin Bogatov, managing partner of LLC "Salix Energy", goes on to tell about the advantages and the "gotchas" of willow business in Volyn news.
May 27, 2015 in Lutsk Salix Energy will held Energy Field Day
Company executives will make presentations of willow business and arrange the visit to the facilities of the company (willow plantations with a technics demonstration, as well as the existing boilers on alternative fuels). We invite everyone to take part in the seminar.