INNIO will supply a complex solution based on four Jenbacher biogas cogeneration units for a new zero-waste biogas plant of the Ukrainian agroholding I&U Group through KTS Engineering, INNIO’s authorized Channel Partner. The project will result in a total reduction of 24,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually for I&U Group, one of the largest agricultural producers in the Ukraine.
With the Ukraine’s National Renewable Energy Action Plan focusing on diversifying the energy mix and strengthening production of renewables by 2020 and through 2030, projects based on biogas will help to achieve these goals. The project is being financed through a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Clean Technology Fund. It is under a program founded to help the agricultural industry of the Ukraine develop renewable energy production from biowaste.
“Our major focus is high-end service and maintenance, enabling biogas operators to increase the efficiency of our customers’ investments,” said Pavel Savenko, shareholder, KTS Engineering. “We are proud to offer reliable, economical and sustainable power generation solutions from INNIO, near or at the point of use, to the Ukrainian agricultural industry. Biogas is not only a great source of renewable energy, but it also helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provides a solution to address the disposal of waste from livestock farms.”
The Ukraine is the pilot country for INNIO’s biogas projects in Russia/CIS, with the first power plant in the region based on a Jenbacher J312 gas engine commissioned in 2009. That plant has a total capacity of 625 kilowatts. It is also home to one of the world’s biggest biogas plant designed and erected by Zorg Biogas AG, located in Teofipol, Khmelnitsky Region, based on 18 of INNIO’s Jenbacher Type 4 units—15 J420s and three J416s, with a total electrical output of 26.1 MW.