Lauma Kazuša, head of market analysis at SUEZ, analyses the state of the wood waste markets.
Keeping people warm and businesses open is at the forefront of nearly every publication these days. We had winters and cold temperatures before, yet the world economy and geopolitical situation differed considerably.
Wood waste is a commodity of choice in a few bioenergy and energy-from-waste (EfW) plants and is also targeted by panel producers as raw materials. This is particularly true in Europe, and several European countries have established large bioenergy and EfW capacity, which uses wood waste as the main, or one of the main, feedstocks.
In some parts of Europe, demand from the energy sector is greater than locally or nationally available wood waste; eg Swedish and German power plants rely heavily on wood...