Title: Biogas as an alternative energy source in Ukraine and Israel: current issues and benefits
Authors: Jan Cebula; Olena Chygryn; Samuel V. Chayen; Tetyana Pimonenko
Addresses: University of Bielsko-Biala, Willowa 2, 43-300 Bielsko-Biała, Poland ' Department of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Business Administration, Sumy State University, 2, Rymskogo-Korsakova St., 40007 Sumy, Ukraine ' Department of Economic Theory, Sumy State University, Ukraine ' Department of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Business Administration, Sumy State University, Ukraine
Abstract: An increasing number of countries develop and promote renewables which influence their economy. This paper analyses and evaluates the energy potential of biomass in Ukraine as a whole and in the agricultural sector in particular. The benefits for energy (biogas from manure), environment and economy are analysed. The economic effect of implementing a biogas installation plant in Ukraine is addressed. Biogas development should occur according to the main principles of sustainable development. The main practical steps of establishing a Ukrainian biogas market are described.
Keywords: biogas; biofuel; renewable; potential; benefits; efficiency; agricultural sector; demand; cost; investment; sustainable development; biogas market.
International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, 2018 Vol.21 No.5/6, pp.421 - 438
Received: 20 Aug 2018
Accepted: 09 Jan 2019
Published online: 04 Jul 2019 *