Ukrainian National Forestry University (UNFU)



#Biogas & Fermentation

#Biogenic Residuals & Waste Materials


#Biorefineries & Biofuels

#Circular Economy

#Environmental Analytics

#Renewable Energy

#Resource Efficiency


#Waste Streams


Orest Kiyko

Professor, Doctor of Science
Head of the Department of Furniture Production Techniques and Wood Product Technology of the Ukrainian National Forestry University (UNFU)


Prof. Kens Igor–Roman

Prof. Yaroslav Hnatyshyn

Prof. Voytovych Ivan

The main directions of UNFU’s activity are:

  • Ecological economics, sustainable resource use
  • Forest sector development, sustainable forest management and economic protection of environment
  • Increase of forests and urban ecosystems productivity and biological resistance
  • Resource saving & environment protection technologies, machines & equipment for forestry sector
  • Theoretical basics for energy saving and environmentally sound technologies for wood-processing and modelling of the processes
  • Usage of energy crops and different types of biomass to generate heat and electric energy
  • Development and implementation advanced technologies for processing wood waste and biomass into biogas
References and Experience

UNFU participated in a lot of international projects:

  • H2020-ISIB-2014-2, DIABOLO (Distributed, integrated and harmonised forest information for bioeconomy outlooks), 2014-2017 (full partner)
  • FP7 Capacities, RERAM (Bridging Gaps Between R2I in Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials), 2014-2016 (leader of working package)
  • FP7 Capacities, Regions-of-Knowledge, IN2WOOD (FOREST Clusters Development and Implementation Measures of a 6-Region Strategic Joint Action Plan for Knowledge-based Regional Innovation, 2010-2012 (full partner)
  • Cooperation with SIPPO, Swiss Import Promotion Program (2009-2012)
  • Cluster analysis of the forest-based sector of the Carpathian Region of Ukraine, 2006-2008, funded by “ Inter-cooperation” - Swiss Foundation for International Development Cooperation
  • European Tempus Tacis project, foundation of the Institute of Ecological Economics 2004
  • UNFU coordinated and implemented research projects for clients on regional and national level:

    • Ukrainian Ministries: MENR, MEDTU, MESYSU and Ukrainian Agencies: SFRA, SASII, SAEI
    • Numerous regional administrations, clients in business, banking, insurance, communities
Network Focus
  • UNFU searches for joint research on forest cluster development
  • UNFU searches for joint research on rational use of wood resources
  • UNFU searches for joint research on rational use of biomass to obtain energy
  • UNFU searches for joint research on development of the forests sector
Unique Selling Point
  • New technologies
  • New ideas
  • New analysis