Biomass Price Volatility: Analysis of the Historic Biomass and Energy Price Volatility in the Austrian Market

C. Kristöfel, C. Strasser, U.B. Morawetz, J. Schmidt & E. Schmid
Several energy and agricultural commodities have experienced higher price volatility in recent years. Hence, the interest in food and energy security issues as well as price volatility has increased, particularly since the rise in food and energy commodity prices in 2007/2008. Volatility is associated with risk since higher price volatility leads to additional costs that are often shared and transmitted along the supply chain to the final consumers. Volatility of woody biomass prices is also...