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Title: GLOBAL WOOD PELLET INDUSTRY AND MARKET – CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS AND OUTLOOK

Abstract

The wood pellet use in the heating and electricity sector has recorded a steady growth in the last years. IEA bioenergy task 40 carried out an update of the situation on the national pellet markets in the most relevant pellet producing countries and the global development as well. Various country specific data is collected and compiled for more than 30 countries, containing updated information about regulatory framework, production, consumption, price trends, quality standards and trade aspects. The analysis confirmed the positive development in terms of production and consumption of wood pellets in almost all countries. In 2015 more than 26 Mt of wood pellets have been produced and consumed worldwide. Technologies and markets become more mature. Increased international pellet trade needs to be supported by adequate frame condition not only for commerce, but also with regard to sustainability issues.

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Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1375238
Report Number(s):
INL/CON-17-42319
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: European Biomass Conference & Exhibition, Stockholm, Sweden, June 12–15, 2017
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; biomass; wood pellets

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Thrän, Daniela, Peetz, David, Schaubach, Kay, Trømborg, Erik, Pellini, Alessandro, Lamers, Patrick, Hess, J. Richard, Schipfer, Fabian, Hektor, Bo, Olsson, Olle, Bruce, Lena, Stelte, Wolfgang, Proskurina, Svetlana, Heinimo, Jussi, Benedetti, Luca, Mai-Moulin, Thuy, Junginger, Martin, Craggs, Laura, Wild, Michael, Murray, Gordan, Diaz-Chavez, Rocio, Thiermann, Ute, Escobar, F. J., Goldemberg, J., and Coelho, S. T.. GLOBAL WOOD PELLET INDUSTRY AND MARKET – CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS AND OUTLOOK. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Thrän, Daniela, Peetz, David, Schaubach, Kay, Trømborg, Erik, Pellini, Alessandro, Lamers, Patrick, Hess, J. Richard, Schipfer, Fabian, Hektor, Bo, Olsson, Olle, Bruce, Lena, Stelte, Wolfgang, Proskurina, Svetlana, Heinimo, Jussi, Benedetti, Luca, Mai-Moulin, Thuy, Junginger, Martin, Craggs, Laura, Wild, Michael, Murray, Gordan, Diaz-Chavez, Rocio, Thiermann, Ute, Escobar, F. J., Goldemberg, J., & Coelho, S. T.. GLOBAL WOOD PELLET INDUSTRY AND MARKET – CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS AND OUTLOOK. United States.
Thrän, Daniela, Peetz, David, Schaubach, Kay, Trømborg, Erik, Pellini, Alessandro, Lamers, Patrick, Hess, J. Richard, Schipfer, Fabian, Hektor, Bo, Olsson, Olle, Bruce, Lena, Stelte, Wolfgang, Proskurina, Svetlana, Heinimo, Jussi, Benedetti, Luca, Mai-Moulin, Thuy, Junginger, Martin, Craggs, Laura, Wild, Michael, Murray, Gordan, Diaz-Chavez, Rocio, Thiermann, Ute, Escobar, F. J., Goldemberg, J., and Coelho, S. T.. Thu . "GLOBAL WOOD PELLET INDUSTRY AND MARKET – CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS AND OUTLOOK". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1375238.
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title = {GLOBAL WOOD PELLET INDUSTRY AND MARKET – CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS AND OUTLOOK},
author = {Thrän, Daniela and Peetz, David and Schaubach, Kay and Trømborg, Erik and Pellini, Alessandro and Lamers, Patrick and Hess, J. Richard and Schipfer, Fabian and Hektor, Bo and Olsson, Olle and Bruce, Lena and Stelte, Wolfgang and Proskurina, Svetlana and Heinimo, Jussi and Benedetti, Luca and Mai-Moulin, Thuy and Junginger, Martin and Craggs, Laura and Wild, Michael and Murray, Gordan and Diaz-Chavez, Rocio and Thiermann, Ute and Escobar, F. J. and Goldemberg, J. and Coelho, S. T.},
abstractNote = {The wood pellet use in the heating and electricity sector has recorded a steady growth in the last years. IEA bioenergy task 40 carried out an update of the situation on the national pellet markets in the most relevant pellet producing countries and the global development as well. Various country specific data is collected and compiled for more than 30 countries, containing updated information about regulatory framework, production, consumption, price trends, quality standards and trade aspects. The analysis confirmed the positive development in terms of production and consumption of wood pellets in almost all countries. In 2015 more than 26 Mt of wood pellets have been produced and consumed worldwide. Technologies and markets become more mature. Increased international pellet trade needs to be supported by adequate frame condition not only for commerce, but also with regard to sustainability issues.},
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year = {Thu Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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