Biogas Production in Ukraine

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Biogas Production in Ukraine

Ukraine has many essential qualities to become a significant producer and supplier of hydrogen for its use and supply to the EU

Such advantages include the largest connection of gas pipelines, sufficient natural resources such as water, wind, and sun to generate hydrogen by electrolysis, and advantageous geographical location. As everyone knows, Ukraine is one of the largest agricultural countries in Europe and, therefore, can extract biogas from agricultural waste. Prospects for biogas production will allow Ukraine to replace half of the natural gas imports, it amounts to about 8 billion m³ per year. Ukraine's hydrogen production potential is estimated at 25-50 billion m³ of gas per year.

Although hydrogen is a distant substitute for natural gas, the biometal is similar in composition, and such projects can be implemented and mastered in the near future.

In addition, the Verkhovna Rada, the main governing and legislative body in Ukraine, approved a law on the development of production and export of biomethane and attracting investment in this area. 

In Ukraine, most biogas plants focus on generating electricity and selling it at a "green" rate. Ukraine plans to connect 8 biogas plants with a total capacity of 100 m³ of gas per year to the gas distribution system.

However, it is already worth thinking about modernizing the infrastructure to transport synthetic gases.

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