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  • The project “Digitization of the Central Heating Sector of Ukraine” has ended

    2021-11-12

    On November 12th, a closing event was held to wrap up the project "Digitization of the Central Heating Sector of Ukraine," which was funded by the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Ukraine from Development Cooperation Program. Since launching the project in June, BALTPOOL has hosted 3 practical workshops designed to share the best practices learned by establishing a biomass exchange in Lithuania. The workshop was organized with the cooperation of BALTPOOL's project partner in Ukraine – the Bioenergy Association of

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  • From 2021-11-03, harvesting residues will be classified

    2021-10-29

    We would like to inform you that after the implementation of the decision by the Energy and Sustainable Development Commission of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania on 14th October 2021, as of 3rd November 2021, the deforestation residues sold at timber auctions will now be classified into the following types: (i) Deciduous; (ii) Conifers; (iii) Mixed. From now on, sellers of timber harvesting residues will also have to indicate the location (GPS coordinates) of the residues to be

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  • Auction date changes

    2021-10-27

    We would like to inform you about upcoming changes in the auction date. Due to a Public Holiday in Lithuania on November 2nd, the weekly Tuesday auction will be postponed until Thursday, November 4th at 11 am. This is a one-off change and auctions will continue to be held on Tuesdays as usual in the future.

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  • Digitization of the central heating sector of Ukraine: workshop

    2021-09-14

    It's our pleasure to invite you to workshop event, dedicated to the project "Digitization of the central heating sector of Ukraine". Date: 09.30 Time: 10:00-14:00 Platform: Microsoft Teams Link to registration: https://teams.microsoft.com/registration/9ebaKLxt9kOYBr4pETIGAQ,lgU0aTX9W0usQFVIRoc3aA,7g0xttU8UkunjaFVnhNbjA,sIQzVGJnLk6ZXwjX7790pQ,sbN9AwcHKk-opt84JUZHFw,Qfl5Ux2hlkicH7rINTuTpw?mode=read&tenantId=28dae6f5-6dbc-43f6-9806-be2911320601 Language: Russian Speaker: Vaidotas Jonutis, Head of Trade unit at BALTPOOL Main topics: General info regarding the Biomass exchange and biomass exchange system The priorities of the Energy Exchange We look forward to seeing you there!

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  • Adopted amendments to the Conditions of Trade in Biomass Products and the Typical Conditions of Supply of Biomass

    2021-07-29

    We have taken into account the suggestions and inquiries submitted by participants in the Exchange, as well disputes that arose within the course of the previous heating season. Now, having coordinated the draft Conditions of Trade in Biomass Products (hereinafter referred to as the Conditions of Trade), and the Typical Conditions of Supply of Biomass (hereinafter referred to as the Conditions of Supply) with the participants in the Exchange, the Energy Resource Exchange Operator has adopted the new versions of

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  • Baltpool will advise the Ukrainian bioenergy market on the digitization of the country’s bioenergy market

    2021-07-01

    The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Ukraine has provided funding from the Development Cooperation Program for the project “Digitization of the Central Heating Sector of Ukraine“. Baltpool will provide consultations to the Ukrainian bioenergy market and share long-term good practices in digitizing the bioenergy market in Lithuania. The key project partner is the Ukrainian Bioenergy Association, UABIO. During a meeting with the Lithuanian Ambassador to Ukraine, Minister of Energy of Ukraine German Galushchenko said that Ukraine has "great

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  • Expert forecasts: what should we expect in the next heating season?

    2021-06-04

    As published by the international biomass exchange Baltpool, the last record-long heating season was the cheapest in Lithuania and the most expensive in Estonia.  The turnover of energy sold this season amounted to 4 million MWh, compared to 3 million MWh during the same period in 2019-2020. Experts say that the prices of the next heating season will depend on sanctions against Belarus, which is one of the largest exporters supplying biomass to the Baltic countries. According to the data

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  • Baltpool has started selling SBP-certified sustainable biomass that are in high demand in the market

    2021-04-14

    With the growing demand for sustainable biomass in Europe, the international biomass exchange Baltpool is expanding its range of products having sustainability certificates. From now on, exchange participants can trade in biomass that meet the requirements of sustainability and have a SBP (Sustainable Biomass Program) certificate, which is especially relevant for Scandinavian and Baltic companies. The SBP certificate, which proves the sustainability of biomass, is well-known and recognized worldwide, and it is also widely used in Europe, especially in Scandinavia

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  • We remind you about the radiation protection requirements for biomass entering Latvia that came into force on 01/04/2021

    2021-04-07

    On 15/09/2020, the Latvian Cabinet of Ministers adopted Regulations No 576 (hereinafter referred to as the Requirements) laying down stricter radiation protection requirements for biomass (firewood, chips, and sawdust) entering Latvian territory from any other country, which were postponed until 1st April 2021. Although the Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of Estonia have submitted comments to the Republic of Latvia on the restriction of the free movement of goods caused by the Requirements in accordance with the procedure established

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  • Trading in the ports of the Baltic, Scandinavian countries and Poland

    2021-04-01

    The international biomass exchange Baltpool continues to expand its activities and since March started trading in biomass in the ports of the Baltic and Scandinavian countries as well as Poland. This step by Baltpool will create even more opportunities for biomass producers to expand the geography and increase the trade volumes of their products internationally. Likewise, the buyers from the Scandinavian countries will have more opportunities to purchase sustainable biomass from the Baltic Sea region.  "Trade of biomass through ships

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