The Ukrainian League of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs (ULIE) appealed to the parliamentary committee for industrial policy to consider the draft law that changes the definition of the biomass and exclude the materials of the forestry from the list as Interfax-Ukraine reported.
This draft law was worked out by the Mebliderevprom association and the Ukrainian association of wooding processing equipment to stop the extreme use of the technologic wood substance as the biomass. The ULIE supports this bill and explains that the materials of the forestry can be used in electricity generation due to the current legislation.
'Energy generating companies receive the higher level of subsidy for purchasing of the biomass and can buy it cheaper that the woodworking enterprises and in such way the companies remove them from the competition in the raw materials' purchase'.
Also, the resource of the technological wood substance is limited and can become unprocurable for the woodworking enterprises.
'Even now they face the difficulties in purchasing of the raw materials. The subsidy of the electricity generating companies enables the producers to purchase the wood materials. However, this sphere is extremely attractive for the investments. More than 200 000 people work in this industry and the investments grew after the ban for export of the unprocessed timber', the ULIE explained.
The industrialists expect that the Ukrainian Parliament will consider and adopt this draft law in the autumn, 2017.