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NNFCC News Review: Feedstock Issue 109, April 2021

Category: feedstocks
Published: 13/04/2021
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the Feedstock and Biorefining sector.


Europe has been the largest consumer of wood pellets in the world for years, occupying as much as 58% of the global market in 2018, followed by the US and China, both taking up 22.9% of the market in the same year. The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a decrease in demand which has resulted in the European market being oversupplied. There are however signs that demand has begun to rise again, with exports from the US starting to pick up once again.

In January 2021, the U.S. exported 599,624 metric tons of wood pellets, compared to 564,826 metric tons in December and 500,904 metric tons in January 2020, showing that although the pandemic has led to setbacks, the wood pellets market is still steadily growing...

Other News this Month Includes:


  • US pellet export to UK-January 2021
  • Drax ups wood pellet production and lowers costs
  • More...

Research & Development

  • Review of characterization, pretreatment and its applications on different lignocellulosic biomass
  • Year-Round Storage Operation of Three Major Agricultural Crop Residue Biomasses
  • More...

Wood & Crop

  • Canola/Rapeseed Pan-Genome Consortium Results Reveal Broad Genetic Diversity of the Crop
  • Locating Hotspots for the Social Life Cycle Assessment of Bio-Based Products from Short Rotation Coppice
  • More...

Other Feedstocks

  • Industrial Symbiosis: Beer Brewery Wastewater-Based Biorefinery
  • A Biorefinery Approach to the Biomass of the Seaweed Undaria pinnatifida
  • More...


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