Korea coming back?

October 8, 2015 - The top five export destinations for Canadian wood pellets in 2014 were United Kingdom, United States, Italy, South Korea, and Japan. However, in the spring of 2015, South Korea took itself off this list by imposing new wood pellet import restrictions. The result was that Canadian … [Read more...]

WPAC – A New Pellet Powerhouse

Latvia emerges in the global wood pellet market December 1, 2015 - Latvia is a tiny Northern European country located east of Denmark on the Baltic Sea. Aided by a magnifying glass, it is possible to see Latvia on a map, bordered by Estonia to the north, Russia and Belarus to the east, and … [Read more...]

WPAC: The new Dutch marketplace

Draft SDE+ Regulation could reopen Dutch market for Canadian pellets Not so long ago, the Netherlands was Canada’s largest wood pellet export market. But when the former MEP subsidy scheme expired, Dutch wood pellet co-firing ceased, as did wood pellet imports. Canadian producers have not shipped … [Read more...]

WPAC – Improper assessment

Issues regarding state aid for Lynemouth Power Station are inaccurate The European Commission’s directorate-general for competition is investigating whether the UK government’s support of the biomass conversion of Lynemouth Power Station (LPS) complies with EU state aid rules, putting in jeopardy a … [Read more...]

Europe’s 2030 Targets

BioTrade2020plus will offer new biomass trade policies Using a track and field metaphor, Europe has lapped North America in the race to reduce global warming and develop clean renewable energy. The EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) provides the so-called 20-20-20 targets that mandate 20 per … [Read more...]

The U.K. is committed to pellets

The United Kingdom (UK) has emerged as Canada’s largest market for wood pellets, accounting for one million tonnes in 2013 (63 per cent of Canadian exports) and up from 794 thousand tonnes in 2012. The United Kingdom (UK) has emerged as Canada’s largest market for wood pellets, accounting for one … [Read more...]