PROJECTS » Donetsk, Ukraine
In a political drive to decrease the dependence on fossil fuel as well as implementing a more environmental approach to the energy sector, the government of Ukraine has adopted a road map encompassing the creation of a legal and regulatory framework to attract investments in alternative sources of energy. This includes the creation of new laws and regulations as well as amending old ones and adopting tax incentive programs. Hence much effort has been devoted to create a system to support the production of sustainable energy. Waste-to-Energy and Biofuel facilities producing heat and power (Combined Heat and Power Plants or “CHP”) are two of the viable solutions for providing substantial energy whilst providing a solution to other problems – landfills and the dependence on fossil fuel for the heating of homes.
Today, one incineration plant is operating in Ukraine, but the equipment does not meet environmental standards and the resulting ashes and slag are not disposed of properly. The demand for WTE technologies is growing and is economically driven by increasing energy prices and decreasing landfill capacities.
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