Business News Science, 10/07/2017

Bio and Waste-to-Energy Power Plants to Appear in Kharkiv Region

On July 7, construction of biothermal power plants and waste-to-energy facilities was negotiated in Kharkiv.

Currently, the industrial and financial corporation Must-Ipra is working on the projects to install two biomass heat and power plants using wood chips and agricultural wastes in the towns of Vovchansk and Kupyansk, Kharkiv region, with an electric capacity of 9.6 MW and heat output of 21 Gcal per year each.

Such bioheat power plants will fully satisfy the needs of the both towns in electricity, as well as year-round hot centralized water supply. Also, according to the Cabinet of Ministers report, additional workplaces will be created during the construction and operation of the heat power plants.

Head of State Department of Energy Efficiency Serhiy Savchuk pointed out that today, the laws of Ukraine, developed together with the Department, determine a stimulating tariff for non-gas heat, as well as one of the largest green tariffs for biomass and biogas electricity, namely 12.4 euro cents / kWh.

Must-Ipra corporation also is planning to build solid waste recycling plants for energy production in cooperation with Danish company Babcock & Wilcox Volund, one of the world’s leading producers of electricity from waste.

Text: Olena Sokolynska

Photo: B&W