April 19-20, 2017 in Moscow.
The Congress is leading international event on production and use of solid & liquid biofuels. The previous event gathered more than 200 senior executives from over 15 countries to discuss a variety of topics from feedstock to marketing of liquid and solid biofuels.
International conference for agricultural producers and suppliers of agricultural inputs and services.
As one of the world's leading producers and exporters of oil and gas, biofuels have an insignificant share in the overall energy production matrix of Russia, estimated at only 1.2 percent, with biomass accounting for only 0.5 percent. While there are no official statistics that measure the share of total energy production attributable to biofuels, it is estimated that at most biofuels accounts for five percent of Russia's heating energy and one percent of its electrical power. The development of the biofuels sector has never been a priority for the government in the past, and currently, with the strong focus on development of import substitution and export support programs, biofuels is even less of a priority. No major breakthrough is expected at least in the short-term. Wood pellet production and exports will likely continue to increase by 10 percent or to 1.45 MMT in CY2017, driven primarily by strong demand from Europe and more interest from the Asian markets, soft ruble and increasing local consumption.
European Union farmers will increase sowings of wheat and soybeans into 2030, but cut back on plantings of rapeseed, officials said, in a report which cautioned of a quality threat to Russia's growth in wheat exports.
A project of production facility construction in the Kanev region, in Southern Russia, will be presented at Russian Investment Forum in Sochi, Kubnews reports on Monday.
A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network provided an overview of the Russian federation's biofuels industry, including data on likely growth with wood pellet production and exports.