IEA Bioenergy Task 40 - Global Wood Pellets and Woodchips Market and Ttrade Study: Preliminary Results

M. Cocchi & D. Marchal
This paper presents the first preliminary results of a study conducted by IEA Bioenergy Task 40 “Sustainable Bioenergy Trade” and still ongoing about the trends in the global wood pellet market as well as the status and prospects for woodchip trade for energy purposes. The wood pellet market has experienced a large growth in the last five years. in 2009 the estimated consumption was above 12 million tons. The European Union is still the main...