Ukrainian Company Became an Investment Nanny of a Plant

by Meifan Honcharuk
Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Ukrainian Company Became an Investment Nanny of a Plant

A biomethane plant in Chernihiv was connected to the power grid, and will feed more than 1.500 consumers

At the end of 2021, Volodymyr Zelenskyy signed a law on the development of the biomethane industry. The law's goals are the transition to green energy, reducing dependence on Russian energy resources and strengthening the energy security of Ukraine. Until 2023, the energy system of Ukraine had to switch to biomethane since its potential in Ukraine is unlimited. However, the war began.

On April 12, 2023, it became known that the first biomethane plant in Ukraine was launched and connected to the networks of the Chernihiv regional gas company. The capacity of this plant is about 3 million m³ of gas, which can feed about 1.500 civil and industrial facilities. Notably, work connecting the plant to the regional gas system began as soon as the Armed Forces of Ukraine de-occupied the Chernihiv region (April 2022), then — completion of construction, obtaining licenses, connection etc.

"Today, a new era of gas development in Ukraine begins. In this project, RGC acted as an investnanny: we consulted, developed design and technical documentation for connection, technical conditions and performed work on connecting to the network. We can scale this experience in any region of Ukraine. After all, Ukraine has a huge potential for the production of biomethane at the level of the EU, where more than 1.200 plants with a capacity of 3.5 billion m³ per year operate," RGC CEO Oleksii Tyutyunnik.

Based on the European EN 16723-1:2017, a Ukrainian state standard was developed for the injection of biomethane into gas distribution networks. Gas control and steel specialised equipment at the plant — Emerson, Pietro Fiorentini, FMG and Sick, so that industrial biomethane does not differ from natural.

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