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Biogas Industry Migrates from Eastern Europe to Russia

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Ukraine and Latvia are hastily rescheduling deadlines for their biogas projects, with countries’ governments failing to provide opportunities necessary for development of the industry, while Russian government launches construction of 30 large-scale biogas plants. 2012 trends in biogas industry are establishing contrary to experts’ prognoses.

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									Biogas Industry Migrates from Eastern Europe to Russia

Ukraine and Latvia are hastily rescheduling deadlines for their biogas
projects, with countries’ governments failing to provide opportunities
necessary for development of the industry, while Russian government
launches construction of 30 large-scale biogas plants. 2012 trends in
biogas industry are establishing contrary to experts’ prognoses.

Kyiv, Ukraine, September 13, 2012 -- Ukraine and Latvia are hastily
rescheduling deadlines for their biogas projects, with countries’
governments failing to provide opportunities necessary for development of
the industry, while Russian government launches construction of 30 large-
scale biogas plants. 2012 trends in biogas industry are establishing
contrary to experts’ prognoses.

As «Latvijas Reitingi» news agency states, in Latvia in 2011 production
of electricity from alternative energy sources, predominately biogas,
dropped down from 42% to 15%. In addition, Latvian government has
significantly reduced its support of biogas projects, in spite of its
ambitious plan to shift to electricity produced from biogas by the first
of July, 2013. Back in 2011, Latvian Ministry of Economy announced that
in 8 years alternative energy will comprise 40% of the total amount of
country’s energy consumption, while restructuring will be achieved
through increase in amount of biomass and biogas production. Although the
level of alternative energy production in Latvia is greater than in most
EU countries, currently biogas industry in the country is in the state of
decline.

Yet, a biogas company in Russia, Latvia’s neighboring country, launched a
construction project of 30 large-scaled biogas plants, financed and
supported by Russian government Duma. “Last year we signed the contracts
that defined this year’s construction projects. At this point we’re
processing documents for 30 biogas plants,” – announced company
representatives. Vladimir Gudenev, a vice-chairmen of the Committee on
Industry spoke in support of biogas industry development in Russia:
“Production of energy from biogas has an impressive potential for Russia
and its funding should be taken into consideration. Legislation in
support of alternative energy production is crucial, with the emphases on
biogas.”

This month, the construction of the largest biogas plant in Russia is
taking place in Romodanovskoe village (Mordovia). Biogas plant, with
capacity 4,4 Mwatt, will process wastes of a livestock farm.
As information agency RBK Ukraine states, biogas tariff was adopted and
called off soon after its validation in Ukraine three times in past three
years. Yet another attempt to pass “green tariff” for electricity
produced from biogas took place in 2012, followed by drastic reduction of
governmental funding of the industry. According to current legislation,
the tariff will be adopted on the first of January 2013.

According to information provided by ForUm news agency, National Energy
Regulation Commission of Ukraine is determined to change its top
management. NERC’s managing director Nikolay Pashkevitch will be fired
from the agency due to active interference in adoption of “green tariff”
for biogas and financial sympathies for companies, whose ownership is
tied to the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of
Ukraine Andry Klyuev. NERC’s funds, provided by Ukrainian government,
where mostly used to support solar energy projects of Austrian company
Activ Solar and such. Thus, along with the drop-down in alternative
energy production, in 2012 Crimea established itself as the country’s
leading region in renewable fuels.

Despite the uncertainty of the government’s course, Ukrainian company
“Zorg Biogas Ukraine,” announced the development of a new technology for
biogas production that significantly improves the capacity of biogas
technologies. Company’s "know-how" employs preliminary tank of a biogas
plant as a feeder and as a hydrolysis reactor of aerobic type.

About ZORG:
ZORG executes full range of engineering services within biogas industry.
The company designs and builds biogas plants under German state-of-art
technology and know-how license.

ZORG works on a global scale: company’s projects have been successfully
implemented in 12 countries, such as Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Latvia, Turkey,
Russia, Moldavia and Indonesia.

Zorg Biogas AG:
Address: Uetlibergstrasse 132, CH-8045 Zürich, Schweiz, +41 44 5080081,
+41 44 5080082, +41 44 5080083, +41 44 5080084
+41 44 5080085, E-mail: biogas@zorg-biogas.com, Web: http://zorg-
biogas.com

Contact:
Aleksandra Kharchyshyna
Zorg Biogas AG
Uetlibergstrasse 132,
Zürich, Switzerland CH-8045
+4144-508-0081
biogas@zorg-biogas.com
http://zorg-biogas.com

								
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