Importance of Energy Saving for Ukraine
Energy saving today is one of the most important tasks for the Ukrainian economy. Therefore, more and more united territorial communities are moving to alternative energy sources.
The first Energy Farm in Ukraine has been operating in Ternopil region for three years now. The project was implemented with the financial support of Norway. They grow five varieties of unique energy crops – these plants are an alternative to natural gas and oil. Borshchiv Agricultural College also participates in the project – there are training specialists in renewable energy. According to the director of the Energy Farm – Center for Bioenergy M. Humentyk, the center can provide bioenergy crops or plants to all of western Ukraine.
Other regions of Ukraine are also switching to alternative heating sources. A plant for the production of fuel briquettes was recently built in Cherkasy region. Odesa region uses straw as an alternative fuel for schools. In Kharkiv region , educational institutions are also heated from alternative sources. All these projects will save from 30% to 50% of the funds from local heating budgets.