European wood pellet consumption rises

The EU’s wood pellet consumption increased by 7.8% from 2014 to 2015, reaching 20.3 million tonnes, however, Brexit may have “profound implications” for biomass markets as the UK is a major consumer, according to industry

The EU’s wood pellet consumption increased by 7.8% from 2014 to 2015, reaching 20.3 million tonnes, however, Brexit may have “profound implications” for biomass markets as the UK is a major consumer, according to industry.

The increase in Europe goes against the global trend of stagnating or falling demand, although wood pellets still only represent 6% of solid biomass used in the EU, the annual report by biomass association AEBIOM showed on Thursday.

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