The latest issue of Bioenergy Insight, Paul Scott Abbott looks at the export of wood pellets to satisfy the demand in the European markets.  One way of measuring this is to look at the number of North American ports being built from which pellets can be exported via Canada and the U.S.  The article notes that the U.S. has been sending more percentage of volume out than Canada the last couple of years. Much of this has come out of the Southeastern states where new ports in the Carolinas are allowing product that in the past was waste be sent to Europe as a value added heating commodity! Makes you wonder what Alaska could do with its excess wood at the polar ice opens……Attend the Alaska Wood Energy Conference in Fairbanks (Westmark) this April, and I’m sure there will be more discussion on the matter!

 

 

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