Ukraine looks to biomethane production to reduce dependence on natural gas
August 16, 2022 By Canadian Biomass staff
Ukraine’s Regional Gas Company (RGC) is in Phase 2 of connecting the country’s first biomethane plant to gas distribution networks.
By the end of the year the plant will be able to transport 330 cubic meters of biomethane per hour.
“This is the first project to connect a biomethane plant in Ukraine. We are ready to scale up this experience in all regions of RGC presence,” Ihor Gotsyk, head, decarbonization department for RGC, said in a news release.
In a separate news release shared on Aug. 3, Gotsyk addressed Ukraine’s interest in the production of biomethane “despite the war.”
“Since the beginning of the war, given the hostilities, we put our biomethane projects on hold. It came to us as a surprise when, after a while, owners of both new facilities and those with which we have been working before started to approach us. Although, in general, market players are in different situations in terms of financing and investments, development plans, and security,” Gotsyk said.
“Projects of this kind will benefit Ukraine’s energy independence as they reduce the demand for natural gas. They are also the potential source of foreign currency inflow into the country, because you can sell biomethane abroad.”
Read the full Q&A news release here.
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