An Update on European Pellet Markets

W. Hiegl, R. Janssen, P. Helm, M.T. Hansen, W. Pichler, M. Steiner, M. Junginger, R. Sikkema, E. Manning, F. Vivarelli, S. Capaccioli, M. Bastian, M. Habicht, P. Gyuris, C. Barel, M. Voulgaraki & S. Hayes
The importance of wood pellets for small and medium scale heat production and large scale power generation is continuously increasing across Europe. Pellet usage can contribute substantially to renewable heat and electricity targets set by the EU Renewable Energy Directive. However, with increasing market volumes, several emerging problems have to be considered: Raw material availability, pellet quality and supply security, as well as the sustainability of pellet supply chains have to be addressed at a...