Estimation of Changes in Regional Competition of Forest Fuels and Impacts on the Fuel Supply of a Biomass Power Plant

O.-J. Korpinen, E. Jäppinen & T. Ranta
Increasing forest fuel use in Finland has resulted in intense competition of energy wood in certain areas. Currently, Central Finland represents the highest competition of domestic forest fuels. However, the map presenting regional differences of supply and demand potentials in Finland is about to be redrawn as the first large¬scale BtL-refineries are launched. This also affects the power plants in areas where the regional forest fuel market balance will be changed. This paper presents a...