Wood energy

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  • March 25, 2014 08:27

    US: Biomass consumption increased 60% in 2012-2013

    Biomass energy consumption in the United States grew more than 60% from 2002 to 2013. This growth is almost entirely due to increased consumption of biomass to produce biofuels... [more...]

  • March 24, 2014 15:12

    Austria: price of wood pellets in March 2014

    In March 2014, the price of wood pellets in Austria was on average... [more...]

  • March 24, 2014 09:08

    BRUKS to install tubulator at Södra’s Värö pellet plant

    BRUKS will install the world’s longest for pellets and sawdust (602 m) on Södra's Pellet Plant in Värö... [more...]

  • March 20, 2014 11:57

    EU: Imports of wood pellets booming again in 2013

    The European Commission recently presented the 2030 policy framework for climate and energy, where expectations are that by 2030, the share of renewable energy will be of at least 27%. In this respect, the recent years European policies on biomass have driven consumption of wood pellets up to new records every year. For example, consumtion of pellets in the European Union increased almost 4 times from 2006 to 2013 (from 4,6 million tonnes, up to 16 million in 2013). Based on the targets set by the European authorities, some forecasts, like the one of the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM), predict that by 2020 consumption of wood pellets in the EU will reach 50-80 million tonnes... [more...]

  • March 18, 2014 12:17

    Germany: Wood pellets price declined 3.5% in March

    At the beginning of the spring, in March, the cost of wood pellets in Germany has decreased by EUR 10/tonne on average. A tonne of pellets (for a 6t purchase) currently costs... [more...]

  • March 12, 2014 16:01

    Belgian company to start production of 250,000 tons torrefied biomass in the US

    A Belgian chemicals group has launched the production of torrefied biomass at an industrial scale in the United States. Torrefied biomass contains 35% more energy by weight than wood pellets, which also yields significant logistical benefits to customers... [more...]

  • March 12, 2014 08:14

    Fortum, UPM and Valmet are jointly developing technology to produce biomass based fuels

    Fortum, UPM and Valmet have joined forces to develop a new technology to produce advanced high value lignocellulosic fuels, such as transportation fuels or higher value bio liquids... [more...]

  • March 11, 2014 12:57

    Price for pellets in Switzerland slightly declines in March

    In March, the average price of pellets in Switzerland has registered the second decrease since the beginning of the year. The current price stands at... [more...]

  • March 07, 2014 07:46

    Austria aims to double pellet consumption by 2020

    Austria has the second highest pellet consumption per capita worldwide. Statistically, every Austrian consumes 95 kg of wood pellets a year. Only in Estonia, the per capita consumption is higher. In Austria, 10,500 new pellet heating systems were installed last year, an increase of ten percent. During the same period, production rose from 890,000 to around... [more...]

  • March 06, 2014 17:03

    Overview of the global forest industry in the 4Q/2013

    Sawlog prices trended upward throughout the world in the 4Q and the Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) rose to $88.78/m3. This was the highest level in over two years and the third highest price on record since the inception of the Index in 1995. Many of the price increases around the world during 2013 were the result of substantially higher trade of logs and improved lumber prices in a number a key markets, particularly in North America. In 2013, global trade of logs was up by as much as 17% from 2012 totaling 84 million m3. This was the highest shipments of logs since 2007... [more...]