THE DEFINITION OF «BIOMASS» IN LEGISLATION OF UKRAINE

Yu Rud'
unpublished
The paper investigates the existing doctrinal and legal definition of «biomass». Based on the analysis of their compliance with international law and identifies the main shortcomings of the author proposes a definition of this term. Biomass, bioenergy, legislation, energy efficiency, renewable energy. One way is to use energy efficiency instead of other exhaustive energy-renewable energy. In turn, one of the most promising alternative energy is biomass. Ukraine has good conditions for the
more » ... tions for the future development of bioenergy. It has a great potential of biomass available for energy production. The main components of this are agricultural waste, wood waste, and in the future-energy cultures that began to develop rapidly in recent years. Due to this potential can cover up to 18% of total primary energy consumption in Ukraine. However, at present, this area is developing very slowly and the share of biomass in total primary energy in our country is only 1.24%. To improve the situation need to take many measures, including legal, but should begin with the study and improvement of basic categories, in particular of the concept. In a broad sense biomass-the number of living matter (in mass units) attributable to unit area or volume (tons / sq m, g / sq m) [4, p. 88]. In
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