Energy willow to be planted on over 5,000 hectares of unproductive land in Rivne region of Ukraine

 Growing of willow for energy started in the northern provinces of Rivne region, where there is a lot of unproductive land. Permits were issued for the development of more than 5,000 hectares of land, informed the State Agency of Land Resources of Ukraine.

"Energy willow over time can become an alternative to gas, coal and peat. A thermal power station will open in Rivne for its processing. This is one of the possible ways to use plots that are not processed, so our priority today is to reduce the amount of unproductive land," Svitlana Bohatyrchuk-Kryvko, head of the land agency's department in Rivne region, noted at the meeting.

In Ukraine, energy willow was planted in Ivano-Frankivsk, Volyn, Lviv, Ternopil and Rivne regions. In the EU, the use of energy crops is especially popular. In Denmark, willow is grown only on 500 hectares of agricultural land, while in Sweden willow plantations account for up to 20,000 hectares.



State Agency of Land Resources of Ukraine

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