Scientific report:
Fast growing Energy Forest - the way to energy independence for Europe
By Leonid Melezhyk, Founder "Fast growing Energy Forest" LTD
Portugal, Cascais. November 7, 2022
The main goal of the project is to replace coal and gas with locally produced biomass for use in power and boiler plants

Dynamics of gas price change at the TTF gas hub
There is a steady increase in the cost of gas.

For the first time in many years, the price of gas has not decreased after the heating season.

Our biomass will replace the coal and gas used today in the Power Plant and Boiler Plant. Biomass grown on the country's own territory is 20% cheaper than coal.

Project goal and Mission
Europe is energetically independent of the fossil fuels of the aggressor country. Regular reduction of CO2 emissions by 2050.
  • Savings 14.7B euros per year
    With the use of marginal lands of European countries (within 2% of the total area) and the creation of Industrial Plantations of Energy Willows (IPEW) for growing forests for biomass, reduces natural gas use by 56.6 billion m3 each year and save 14,7 billion euros per year. Table №1.
  • Creation of the IPEW
    The creation of the IPEW as a forest strip along highways (patent №139085, page #6) will replace another 26 billion m3 of gas and save 7 billion euros each year. Table №3.
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions by 2.3B tons per year
    Reduction of CO2 emissions by 2.3 billion tons, through the creation of industrial plantations of energy willows (IPEW) on the marginal lands of European countries with an annual rainfall of over 600 mm. Table №2.
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions by another 870M tons per year
    Reduction of CO2 emissions by another 870 million tons per year by creating industrial plantations of energy willows (IPEW) on the roads of European countries with an annual rainfall of over 600 mm. Table №4

Potential of Portugal

  • Savings 223M euros per year
    With the use of marginal lands of Portugal to created Fast growing Energy Forest (within 2% of the total area =177,882 ha) and the creation of Industrial Plantations of Energy Willows (IPEW) for growing forests for biomass, reduces natural gas use by 859,859M m3 each year and save 223M euros a year. Table №1.
  • Creation of the IPEW
    The creation of the Fast growing Energy Forest as a forest strip along highways (patent №139085, page #6) will replace another 400 million m3 of gas and save 104 million euros each year. Table №3.
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions by 35M tons, per year
    Reduction of CO2 emissions by 35 million tons, through the creation of industrial plantations of energy willows (FgEF) on the marginal lands of Portugal with an annual rainfall of over 600 mm. Table №2.
  • Reduction of CO2 emissions by another 16,6M tons per year
    Reduction of CO2 emissions by another 16,5 million tons per year by creating industrial plantations of energy willows (FgEF) on the roads of Portugal with an annual rainfall of over 600 mm. Table №4.

Project goal: Europe is energy independent of fossil fuels

Infrastructure


How does a natural bioaccumulator work?

Biomass is a product that allows replacing fossil coal in the ratio of 1 ton of biomass (chips) = 0.8 tons of brown coal, or = 0.46 tons of anthracite, or 510 m3 of natural gas. It is used in Power Plants and Boiler Plants for partial and in the perspective of complete replacement of fossil coal.

Absorption of СО2

Trees + СО2
Energy willow in 3 years = pine forest in 25 years


Absorption of СО2 in trees per year

Benefits of Fast growing Energy Forest

Comparative table of thermal energy production from biomass and gas
More efficient, less money. Stays locally.

Power Plants
We create clusters of lands with a total area of 1 000 ha within a radius of 100 km around Power Plants and Boiler Plants.

Plantation Fast growing Energy Forest (FgEF)
3,35m – growth in one year of unrooted shoots (seedling). Increase of the Industrial Plantation Energy Willow for 3 year 5,5m - 6,5m veters

For 10 years of selection work we have succeeded
Registered 11 Energy Willow varieties, adapted for growing on poor (marginal) lands and included in the international database.

Rotary plantation strips creation of Fast growing Energy Forest (FgEF) from willow and poplar cultivars for the protection of highways and railways
The utility model is registered in the USA and Ukraine
Where to use?
Agriculture, transport industry, energy industry (green energy).

What is it?
Replacement of traditional (subsidized) roadside protection strips with rotary plantation strips of a new type.

What are the advantages of traditional protective strips?
Lower cost of creating rapid growth mechanized care additional income in the form of biomass.

Table #1. Europe's potential in replace fossil fuels (gas and coal) with in house fuels (carbon-neutral biomass)

Creation of Fast growing Energy Forest (FgEF) in marginal lands.

* Number of marginal lands, ha х 18 ton/ha (yield IPEW per year) = ton biofuel 5O% humidity

** Biofuel (5O% humidity) / 1, 9 (drying ratio) = biofuel 15% humidity

*** The cost of 1 m3 gas on 23.08.2021 is 0,26 €


Table #2. The potential of reduce СО2 emission through the creation of Fast growing Energy Forest (FgEF) in marginal lands.

Marginal lands of European countries

with annual rainfall of more than 600 mm.

1 ha of plantation energy plants absorb 200 tons of СО2 from the air every year , СО2

Table #3. Europe's potential for biomass as a substitute for natural gas in the creation of Fast growing Energy Forest (FgEF) in marginal lands along car roads


Table #4. European potential of reduce СО2 emission through the creation of Fast growing Energy Forest (FgEF) on the cars roads

Countries with annual rainfall of more than 600 mm
SWOT analysis
  • Strengths
    • Domestic energy willow varieties.
    • Possibility to regulate the costs of planting stock.
    • Possibility to plant energy willow fast throughout large areas.
    • Blue Ocean Strategy W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
    • Free market. The project is at the initial stage. We can offer unique services and products. Similar projects are active and operate successfully in other countries. The USA, Denmark, Finland...
  • Weaknesses
    • Lack of governmental support.
    • Lack of funding.
    • Lack of professional staff.
    • Experience in biomaterials (energy willow) is merely 10 years.
    • 1th season experimental fields in Portugal
  • Opportunities
    • Investment opportunities:
    1) energy willow cultivation - $1,9B;
    2) building of biomass-based boiler houses - $1.5B;
    3) 177882 hectares of lands for energy willow cultivation in Portugal.
    • Potential to switch gas boilers to biomass (energy willow).
    • Organization of our own national park of special equipment for the transfer of equipment for rent to partners:
    1) energy willow planting operations;
    2) harvesting and harvest transportation operations.
  • Threats
    • Dramatic climate changes affect root development of planting stock during first 2-3 years.
    • Draught in the 1st year of planting.
    • No plant care.
    • Legal barriers in transition of boiler houses to biomass.


Profile of the Project Owner
Melezhyk Leonid
Founder and General Director (owner)
I believe that Humanity will take the side of nature.

I am sure that if we will "understand the nature” of our Planet more, we will find harmonious solutions in inexhaustible sources of clean energy not only for the needs of Humanity on the planet Earth, but also for the yet unknown engines for traveling in the Universe. We will also find answers to many questions about inexhaustible sources of clean Energy, inspiration, long life without diseases and harmonious relations between people and states.
Education Speciality
1993
Power Engineer Ukrainian National Agrarian University.
2000
Speciality: Lawyer (diploma with honors), Kyiv Institute of Tourism, Economy and Law.
2008
MBA in Business Administration The Open University UK.
2016-2021
Completing a PhD, Forest Restoration and Melioration Department, National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine.

Subject of thesis: “Agrobiological and technological foundations for the creation and operation of energy willow plantations in the Right-Bank Forest-Steppe of Ukraine”.
Practical skills
  • Business
  • Investment
  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Landscape design
  • Irrigation systems
  • Planting and growing of crops
  • Heat engineering
  • Green energy
  • Energy willow cultivation

Fast growing Energy Forest - new technology smart use of land along highways

We offer the latest technology for fast and intensive and inexpensive restorations of felled old trees along highways and railways, by creating forest protection strips from Energy Willow plantations.

A double benefit from the new type of rotation-plantation forest strips:

Ecological - emissions of cars are quickly by young willow trees.

Financially - the land along the roads will be used for growing energy willow for biomass (wood chips).


The process of creating rotation-planted protective strips
Economy – roads will earn money

The schedule of annual collection of wood chips from rotation-planted strips
Economy – roads will earn money

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Phone: +35 191 777 00 67
Email: ceo@energy-salix.com
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