Manual “Development and Implementation of Projects on Natural Gas Substitution with Biomass for Heat Energy Production in Ukraine”
TARGET AUDIENCE OF THE MANUAL
The manual was developed for a wide circle of readers. The authors believe that it can be useful for the officials of different levels, heads of local communities, municipalities, directors of private companies and public institutions, managers and technical specialists of the heat and electricity generating companies, producers of bioenergy equipment, technical consultants, population, scientists and students. Key target audience is technical staff of the companies which develop the projects on heat energy production from biomass.
OBJECTIVE OF THIS MANUAL
Objective of this manual is to present current practical information and updated analysis on implementation of the bioenergy projects in the heat generation sector on the basis of real examples of successful projects and experience of the authors. Focus is made on coverage of practical aspects and specific details in project implementation, and on pushing the target audience to application of received knowledge in practice. The manual is structured in a way which promotes lasting learning of information both for the specialists familiar with this matter, and for those who just intend to come to this market.
EXPECTED EFFECT OF THE MANUAL
The manual contains detailed answers to the questions about standard technical, economic, environmental and organizational peculiarities for planning and implementation of projects on biomass use in the heat supply sector, which results in increase of general level of public awareness of the issues of biomass utilization, and this, in its turn, must accelerate development of the bioenergy sector in Ukraine, thus promoting energy independence of this country.
The manual has four main chapters. First part provides main information and description of biomass, its advantages, usage projections and importance for Ukrainian independence. Second chapter describes methods of biomass potential and availability evaluation. Third chapter concentrate on specialties of developing biomass usage projects and best available technologies of biomass burning projects. Last chapter provides particular implemented projects of biomass usage in production of heat energy from biomass. In addition, annexes have list of main biomass boiler manufactures.
MANUAL IMPACT ON UKRAINIANS
Information presented in the manual is aimed, first of all, at formation of positive image of bioenergy among the Ukrainians, creation of public opinion of the readers about advantages of biomass over conventional fuels and energy sources, motivation to develop the bioenergy sector. Presented technical information will help increase awareness of stakeholders for preparation and implementation of the bioenergy projects.
OTHER IMPORTANT FACTS
Currently, 300 copies of the manual will be presented and distributed at the seminars and trainings of NGO “ARE” in Ukraine, as well as mailed to the communal heating utilities. The manual is also available in electronic form for everyone on web site of NGO "АRЕ".