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Title: Wood energy markets, 2010-2011 Chapter 9

Source: Forest Products Annual Market Review, 2010-2011, United Nations Geneva, 2011. Geneva timber and forest study paper 27, pp 85-97; Chapter 9

Author(s)Aguilar, Francisco; Gaston, Christopher; Hartkamp, Rens; Mabee, Warren; Skog, Kenneth

Publication Year: 2011  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4851-MA

Abstract: Demand for woody feedstock is increasing, motivated by public policies that have set ambitious targets for renewable energy: for instance, the EU′s aim of meeting 20% of its overall energy requirement from renewable sources by 2020 and, to a certain extent, the renewable portfolio standards in Canada and the US. Financial support to improve the cost-competitiveness of wood energy with fossil fuels will be instrumental to sustaining growth in the sector. The spike in oil prices in 2011 has provided a further rationale for choosing wood rather than fossil fuels.

Keywords: Forest products industry, marketing, forest products, Europe, economic aspects, sustainable forestry, market surveys, consumption, supply and demand, renewable natural resources, forest biomass, utilization, natural resources, biotechnology, renewable energy sources, synthetic fuels, fuelwood, biomass energy, alcohol, energy conservation, energy consumption, energy industries, biomass conversion

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 346 kb(s)

Date posted: 11/08/2011

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RITS Product ID: 39610
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Skog, Kenneth E.
Supervisory Research Forester
  

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