The Secretariat hosts the first Business Forum on Ukraine renewable gases under EU-Ukraine partnership

28 September 2023

The inaugural Business Forum on Ukraine renewable gases, based on the Memorandum of Strategic Partnership between the European Union and Ukraine, was held yesterday in Vienna with a focus on unlocking the vast potential of renewable gases, particularly green hydrogen and bio-methane, in Ukraine. The event, brought together more than 300 in person and online stakeholders and industry leaders, highlighting the significance of cross-border collaboration in the renewable energy sector.

The agenda delved into various aspects of Ukraine's renewable gas landscape, covering legal frameworks, policy plans, and ongoing projects, all while emphasizing the EU-Ukraine partnership's strategic importance. The opening remarks featured esteemed speakers, including Maros Sefcovic, Vice-President of the European Commission; Kadri Simson, EU Commissioner for Energy; Artur Lorkowski, Director of the Energy Community Secretariat; and Harmen Dekker, CEO of the Biomethane Industrial Partnership (BIP), who also launched the task force 6th during the event. Furthermore, the Deputy Minister of Energy of Ukraine, Mykola Kolisnik, alongside the Head of the State Energy Efficiency Agency of Ukraine, Anna Zamazeeva and Ukraine’s People's Deputy, Andrii Zhupanyn presented the Ukraine’s legislative framework, projects, and plans in the renewable gases sector, with the focus on bio-methane and green hydrogen.  

The event provided networking opportunities, discussions, and knowledge exchange among stakeholders from Europe and Ukraine. It was marked as a milestone in fostering EU-Ukraine collaboration in renewable gases, laying the groundwork for a sustainable and greener energy future for both regions.

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