Bioenergetics needs to become innovative industry

Bioenergetics needs to become innovative industryRussian developments in bioenergetics must obtain the status of innovative projects, such action will promote effective development of this sector, RIA Novosti quotes the Head of State Duma Energy Committee Ivan Grachev.

This will give bioenergetics projects the same preferences that other innovative areas in Russia have - said Grachev at the opening of the international conference Bioenergetics-2012.

In turn, Deputy Agriculture Minister Alexander Petrikov noted that the development of Russian bioenergetics will allow agricultural producers to reduce costs at the expense of their own energy resources.

The deputy minister explained that the development of bioenergetics will also diversify agricultural business, as well as create new jobs in the domestic agricultural sector.

Petrikov complained that the development of bioenergy market in Russia holds back by the lack of regulatory framework, in particular because there are no technological requirements for the biofuel production and documents giving bioenergy companies free access to the power industry market.

The development of renewable energy is a priority for Russian energy sector, reminded the representative of the Russian Energy Agency Yuri Ivanov.
The Department of Energy has drafted a set of measures to stimulate the production of electric by power generating facilities that operate on the basis of renewable sources - Ivanov says.