International Trade of Energy Biomass: an Overview of the Past Development

J. Heinimö, P. Lamers & T. Ranta
The markets of energy biomass, i.e. biomass used for energy purposes, such as solid and liquid biofuels and their raw materials, continue to develop rapidly and expand internationally. The aim of this paper was to review and summarise latestdevelopments of biomass production and trade for energy purposes atthe global level. Currently, the total volume of energy biomass trade is about 1 EJ/yr, representing about 2% of the global energy use of biomass. Since 2004, the...