Draft Law on the development of biomethane production

At the session of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Energy and Housing,  the draft law “On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On Alternative Fuels” on the Development of Biomethane Production” was considered and approved (№ 5464 dated 05.05.2021).

The purpose of the draft law is to create legislative conditions for the production and use of biomethane in Ukraine.

The changes provide for the definition of the term "biomethane", which is currently absent in the Law of Ukraine "On Alternative Fuels", as well as the establishment of legislative bases for:

  • creation and operation of the biomethane register,
  • procedure for providing a guarantee of the origin of biomethane.

Thus, the adoption of the draft Law will allow:

  • to launch the biomethane market in Ukraine;
  • to establish biomethane exports to the EU;
  • reduce natural gas imports and promote the development of the domestic energy market;
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Following the meeting, it was decided to recommend to the Parliament to include the above-mentioned draft law in the agenda and  consider it in the first reading.

Source SAEE

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