Ukraine has a huge potential for large-scale biogas production so that to ensure its energy independence, CEO of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine Yuriy Vitrenko has said.
"This means [new] jobs, this is independence from gas imports. We have a huge potential for biogas production, which can and should be used, in particular, for heat production," Vitrenko said on the TV program "Freedom of Speech by Savik Shuster", an Ukrinform correspondent reported.
Among the sources for converting into biogas, Vitrenko named waste from agriculture, wood industry, and garbage waste.
As Ukrinform reported, the Cabinet of Ministers instructed NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine and JSC Ukrgasvydobuvannya to increase gas production volumes and provided all the necessary tools for that.
In January-September 2021, compared to the same period last year, JSC Ukrgasvydobuvannya reduced gas production by 4.8% to 10.2 billion cubic meters.