Presentation of our project “Energy willow as the basis of Ukraine’s energy independence” at the Energy Day forum, which took place on November 6, 2019 within the framework of the XII International Specialized Exhibition “Energy Efficiency. Renewable Energy - 2019”
In the framework of the exhibition "Planet Earth - the only one: Ukraine-Estonia", which took place in the premises of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine from October 29 - November 1, 2019
LLC "Energy Willow" presented its project
"Energy willow as the basis of energy independence of Ukraine"
Energy Willow LLC submitted an application for registration of a utility model patent in the Ukrainian Institute of Intellectual Property (UKRPATET)

The way to procedure the rotational plantation bands of fast-growing willow and poplar cultivars to protect roads and railways

"Energy willow Ltd." awarded students of NUBiP (National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine) for participation in the creation of a Ukrainian breeding base of willow for plantation forestry

"Energy willow Ltd." awarded students of NUBiP (National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine) for participation in the creation of a Ukrainian breeding base of willow for plantation forestry

At present, it is willow among all other plants that is used as the main energy crop for the solid fuel production all over the world.
Sorts of fast-growing willow Salix viminalis L., in the capacity of energy crops, are best suited in the temperate climatic zone of Ukraine.
Features of willow
The cost of heat obtained with chips is one and a half times lower than the same amount obtained when using natural gas
Potentially interested in growing energy willow are:
Each farm has a number of lands that are not suitable or less suitable for farming, on which it is possible to grow energy willow.

Own a large bank of land and a large assortment of equipment. As a rule, a certain percentage of land of categories IV and V exists at each farm. These lands are not suitable or not suitable enough for agriculture. Lands of those types can be used for growing energy willow.

Which work or can work on solid fuel.

Which operate according to a “green” rate and use biomass as a fuel.

Communal, private and industrial boiler houses that can be converted to solid fuels. Typically, a solid fuel boiler is installed near the existing gas boiler and is connected to the existing heating network without significant expenses.

Energy willow can be used as the raw material for the production of pellets and briquettes.

Who are interested in transferring power plants and boiler houses to alternative energy sources.

On the balance of which there are lands that are not suitable or not suitable enough for agriculture.
Agrarian Holdings
Thermoelectric power plants (TPP)
Boiler houses
Power stations
Governors of the cities
Enterprises producing wood pellets or briquettes.
Heads of village councils

The benefits of biofuel derived from energy willow

Raw material of its own production. Ability to predict the cost of cod in the presence of a fixed cost of laying the plantation. Calorific value is close to the calorific value of coniferous species of trees –
16-18.5 MJ/kg.

Willow is successfully grown on sandy soils, in mud or on loamy soils. Soils with high clay content, as a rule, have lower yields during the first few years. However, initial results indicate that further yields from these areas may be higher as compared to the yields at soils with low clay content.

Due to the rapid growth (more than 3 meters per year) and the intensive accumulation of wood mass (about 60 cubic meters per year from 1 ha), willow plantations can provide large areas of green plantations over a short period of time.
In addition, an energy willow plantation with an area of 1 hectare absorbs more than 200 t of СО2 from air over 3 years.

One hectare of energy willow plantation returns to the soil more than 60-80% of nutrients, along with fallen leaves. The soil is also enriched with carbon dioxide and bacteria that increase its fertility.
After the 8th harvest, on the 25th year, the land that was not suitable for growing crops, mostly, turns into suitable for farming.
In addition, energy willow plantations can be used for:
- removal of heavy metals from contaminated land and wastewater treatment
- strengthening of the coasts.
The ash after combustion of the energy willow is used as one of the best fertilizers.
Low soil requirements
Ability to re-cultivate unproductive land
Plantations of energy plants increase the forest area of the state.
The cost of energy carriers
Growing technology
of plantation
Land plot for growing energy willow
Soils of III, IV, V categories
Average annual temperature is not less than 6 * С
Precipitation is not less than 650 mm/year
It is economically beneficial to grow willow up to 100 km maximum from the place of consumption (power plant, boiler house)
The optimal distance from the field to the place of consumption of cod is 30-60 km

Boiler houses on biomass

Planned projects

Construction (reconstruction) and maintenance of boiler-houses, which will work on woodchips and wood chips of energy willow of own production.
The developed projects will include the reconstruction of gas boilers with installation of solid fuel boilers and fuel delivery system. Boiler houses will be operated on the basis of lease agreements.

Boiler houses in Boryspil city:
Zavokzalna street - 4,35 MW (shipment per season – 15,660 Gcal)
Telman street - 3.6 MW (shipment per season – 12,970 Gcal)
Skifska street - 0,81 MW (shipment per season – 2,948 Gcal)

Thermal power plants on biomass

Planned projects
Construction of bio-thermal power station in Vinnytsia region with a capacity of 6 MW of electrical energy and 2.9 MW of thermal energy (2.5 Gcal / h). This thermal power plant will work on willow wood chips, which will be produced by "Energy Willow LLC", and other biomass.
Thermal biomass power plant (3.7 MW).

Pruzhany city, Belarus
Thermal power plant on biomass (18 MW).

urban-type settlement Ivankiv, Kyiv region, Ukraine

+38 (067) 777 98 51 |
+38 (067) 777 98 61 |

23 (lit ‘Z’) Kudriavska str., Kyiv

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