Potential of Soybean Straw in Ukraine and Solid Biofuel Production

  • Veronika Khomina
  • Ivan Trach
  • Iryna Semenyshyna
  • Olena Koberniuk
  • Krzysztof MudrykEmail author
  • Marcin Jewiarz
  • Marek Wróbel
  • Jakub Styks
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)


The presented work presents an analysis of the possibility of obtaining straw from soybean cultivation from Ukraine for energy purposes. The work included obtaining raw material from soy plantations (in the form of yellow straw and gray) and processing them into plots. A number of tests for the determination of quality parameters were carried out to determine the practical potential. It has been shown that straw as a residue from the production of soybeans is a good raw material for the production of plots as renewable fuel. The quality parameters of the analyzed pellets indicate that it is characterized by a quality similar to fuels made from straw from classic cereal crops. The advantage of the raw material in the form of gray straw was also shown in relation to the fresh yellow straw.


Soybeans Biomass Biofuels Pellets 



This research was co-financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland (of Production and Power Engineering, University of Agriculture in Krakow).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Agrarian and Engineering University in PodilyaKamianets-PodilskyiUkraine
  2. 2.Faculty of Production and Power EngineeringUniversity of Agriculture in KrakowKrakowPoland

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