Экономическая правда  1 August 2019

Vadym Iermolaiev invests in the construction of the most powerful biofuel power plant in Ukraine. The power of TPP will reach 16 MW·h.

The new power plant will be located at the Potoki Oil Extraction Plant in Dnipro and will be operated using the sunflower husk. The TPP will convert 320-350 tons of husk into electricity per day.

“A biofuel power plant of such capacity is still the only one in Ukraine. It can not only provide electricity for production, but also supply it to a common power grid.

Construction of such TPP helps solving several problems at once: reduction in the consumption of non-renewable natural resources, development of the national energy self-sufficiency and decrease in environmentally unfriendly emission,” Aleksandr Zhirdev, the Technical Director of Potoki, said.

The Potoki Oil Extraction Plant was opened in Dnipro in 2018. In addition to sunflower oil, the plant produces high-protein meal, which is used for the production of animal feed.

The production capacity reaches up to 1,400 tons of sunflower seed per day. The high capacity of the plant became an asset and support for the start of the power plant construction.

The electricity produced at TPP will be sold to the united power grid at a “green” tariff.

The new biofuel power plant will be environmentally friendly, as the flue gases
will pass through a multi-level treatment system using electrofiltration.

Ash obtained after burning the raw materials can be used as an environmentally friendly fertilizer.

Commissioning at the power plant is scheduled for September this year.