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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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