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Market Prices
  • Market Prices
  • March 10, 2015 07:28

The global forest industry in the 4Q/2014

Sawlog prices were generally lower throughout the world in the 4Q as compared to earlier in the year. The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) fell for the third consecutive quarter to $83.12/m3, which was down 2.6 % from the previous quarter... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • March 06, 2015 09:04

Current wood pellet market trends in Europe

This year's European Pellet Conference took place on 25 and 26 February in Wels, Austria. About 600 visitors attended the presentations with specific topics related to market developments of wood pellets worldwide. Christian Rakos, managing director of proPellets Austria and president of the European Pellet Association (EPC), gave an overview of the pellet market in Europe... [more...]

Wood energy
  • Wood energy
  • March 05, 2015 12:16

Salon Bois Energie: Wood Energy Exhibition in Nantes, 19-22nd March 2015

This event is a unique Exhibition in France dedicated to the entire wood energy chain. It is the benchmark event for wood energy. Being staged in 2015 in Nantes, already welcoming 20 countries through its doors, the Salon Bois Energie is the international show place and meeting point for the French market. This distinctive event is reputed for bringing wood energy to life - indoor operational stoves and fireplaces, outdoor wood fuel machinery demonstrations, exhibitors from all across Europe, conferences, and innovation awards. Parallel events include a Study Tour and Conference programme for professionals as well as Conferences for the General Public on the weekend. A large number of Innovations are introduced onto the market at the Salon Bois Energie, providing key insights into future trends for wood energy… and the Innovation Competition held during the event recognises and rewards the most significant of these product and service breakthroughs... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • March 05, 2015 08:12

Drax to enter renewable heating market with wood pellet company acquisition

Drax today announced the acquisition of Billington Bioenergy Ltd (BBE), the UK’s second largest wood pellet distributor. The move signals the power generator’s intention to enter the country’s growing biomass heat sector and complements the company’s core business... [more...]

Special Reports
  • Special Reports
  • March 04, 2015 12:11

Sharp price drop in sawmill by-products concerns French sawyers

Hard times for French sawmills. If the building market still plays tricks for sawyers, they may live with it. But now comes the worst: the deteriorating situation of sawmill by-products adds another concern for the French operators in the primary wood processing industry...... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • March 04, 2015 09:01

Ukrainian wood pellet market on the rise

Despite the political discord between Russia and Ukraine, both countries face similar processes: national currencies devaluation, price surge and a growing demand for biomass. While Russia is interested in pellet production due to export activities, Ukraine’s goal is to reduce usage of fossil fuel to a minimum. Moreover, Europe’s demand for cheap pellets produced by the neighbouring countries encourages pellet production. Russia, Belarus and Ukraine expand their pellet exports at almost the same pace... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • March 03, 2015 10:25

New wood pellet plant with capacity of 150,000 tons per year in Latvia

Sia Broceni Pellets, a subsidiary of AS Graanul Invest, has acquired 16 hectares of land in the region of Western Latvia Broceni district and has received permission from the local government to build there a pellet factory...... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • February 27, 2015 13:00

Hekotek to supply equipment to 3 new pellet plants in Siberia

In autumn 2015 three new pellet mills will be put into operation in the Irkutsk Region (Russia). The delivery of the whole complex of equipment was provided by the Estonian company – Hekotek...... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • February 25, 2015 16:01

Rentech buys Allegheny Pellet; plans to expand production capacity

Rentech, Inc. announced this week that its subsidiary, New England Wood Pellet (NEWP), has acquired the assets of Allegheny Pellet Corporation (Allegheny). The acquisition expands NEWP’s market position as the largest producer of wood pellets for the U.S. heating market... [more...]

  • Wood energy
  • February 25, 2015 07:58

Drax's earnings impacted by biomass power transformation

Despite a significant improvement in revenues and profits during 2014, Drax said its outlook for 2015 was challenging due to the erosion of 'dark green spread' gross margin. Revenues at the power generation company rose 38% for the full year to £2.8bn (EUR 3.8 billion) and profit before tax improved significantly, more than tripling to £194.5m (EUR 265 million).... [more...]

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