Russian Biofuels Association
Russian National Biofuels Association promotes renewable fuels in Russia. To achieve its goals the Association works with various government and non-government stakeholders in Russian and neighboring countries. More...
In October 2014, a new law allowing biodiesel and bioethanol to be used for transportation was approved in Russia. Oil price reduction, the costs of the Crimean crisis and the large outflow of capital have caused a reduction in the 2015 Russian state budget. In contrast, companies exporting wood-based products had large revenues due to weak rouble. Their costs inside the country were almost the same as before but the value of sales doubled. In the forestry sector, sawmilling and production of pellets for export gained highest revenues. The owners of companies in these industries are still surprised by the high revenues and are crazy about deciding whether to buy a second helicopter.
1 June 2015
Massachusetts-based Briggs Capital plans to invest US$250 million in the Ukraine bioenergy sector within the next several years, according to its CEO Rhode Robertson. The announcement was made amid significant problems in Ukraine's renewable energy industry, namely the sharp decrease in the "green tariff," which occurred in early 2015.
29 May 2015
The Arkhangelsk Region, which is rich in timber, intends to attract investors from China and Sweden to its wood processing industry. At the Sochi Investment forum, governor Igor Orlov told RBTH which foreign companies are already working in the Arkhangelsk Region and what new products the province is ready to export.
22 March 2015
Despite the political discord between Russia and Ukraine, both countries face similar processes: national currencies devaluation, price surge and a growing demand for biomass. While Russia is interested in pellet production due to export activities, Ukraine's goal is to reduce usage of fossil fuel to a minimum. Moreover, Europe's demand for cheap pellets produced by the neighbouring countries encourages pellet production. Russia, Belarus and Ukraine expand their pellet exports at almost the same pace.
22 March 2015
Over the next 5 years Russia will built about 1500 MW capacity of solar power plants in the country. Director of the Association of Solar Energy Enterprises of Russia Anton Usachev shares with IBCentre his estimations of the solar industry development and vision of the game rules on the Russian solar energy market.
22 March 2015
China raised its solar target for 2015, promising to add almost 2 1/2 times as much capacity as the U.S. added last year, as it races to clear its increasingly polluted air.
22 March 2015
Three years ago, Alex Ablaev, the director of the Russian National Biofuels Association, was not very optimistic about the biofuel industry in Russia. But now he is surprisingly confident about it. The Voice of Russia asked him what is happening in the biofuel industry today, and what advantages this new technology can bring to Russia.
8 May 2014
The European Commission recently announced it has adopted new rules on public support for projects in the field of environmental protection and energy. According to the commission, the guidelines promote a gradual move to market-based support for renewable energy. The new rules are described as aiming to support member states in reaching their 2020 climate targets while addressing market distortions that may result from subsidies granted to renewable energy sources. In addition to renewable electricity generation, the guidelines also address aid given to biofuel facilities.
20 April 2014
Judgment of 10 February 2014 provides for number 91 since 2014 providing government subsidies to the chemical complex of the federal budget for reimbursement of the cost of interest on loans obtained for the implementation of complex investment projects to create new industries using industrial biotechnology.
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Omsk region governor Viktor Nazarov and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ZAO "GC" Titan "Michael Sutyaginsky signed a cooperation agreement. Previously, the project "Biocomplex" was approved at a meeting of the Presidential Council for modernization and innovative development of Russia, was held under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on February 4.
13 March 2014