Global Wood Pellet Industry and Market - Current Developments and Outlook

Daniela Thrän, David Peetz, Kay Schaubach, Erik Trømborg, Alessandro Pellini, Patrick Lamers, J. Richard Hess, Fabian Schipfer, Bo Hektor, Olle Olsson, Lena Bruce, Wolfgang Stelte, Svetlana Proskurina, Jussi Heinimo, Luca Benedetti, Thuy Mai-Moulin, Martin Junginger, Laura Craggs, Michael Wild, Gordon MurrayRocio Diaz-Chavez, Ute Thiermann, F.J. Escobar, J. Goldemberg, S.T. Coelho

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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 26Mt 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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition
PublisherETA-Florence Renewable Energies
Publication date2017
ISBN (Print)978-88-89407-17-2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition - Stockholmsmässan, Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 12 Jun 201715 Jun 2017


Conference25th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition


  • Wood pellets
  • Trade
  • Production
  • Consumption


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