Biomass consulting services


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Hawkins Wright is a well-established bioenergy consultancy, winning regular assignments from leading companies and investors in the biomass and energy industries. Our expertise covers the entire biomass supply chain, from forest investments and management, to fibre processing and transportation, and use of woody biomass fuels (chips, pellets & PKS) for heat, power and CHP generation.

Our bioenergy multi-client services give Hawkins Wright consultants an unrivalled insight into the complexities of this developing market, via an evolving network of high-level contacts across the industry. This strong foundation allows our team to deliver a wide range of bespoke projects for our clients.

How we can support you

Our bioenergy consultancy services include the following, but please get in touch with the team to discuss your specific requirements:

  • Due diligence for proposed investment projects
  • Market assessment
  • Modelling and risk assessment
  • Policy interpretation and explanation

  • Fuel procurement strategy assessment
  • Supply/demand analyses and price forecasts
  • Sustainability analysis and lifecycle GHG assessments
  • Pellet cost competitveness assessment, cost curves

Recent assignments

  • An investigation of the outlook for global demand for biocarbon and black pellets, with a focus on applications in the metals industry
  • An assessment of the availability and costs of wood chips, pellets and PKS delivered to Japan, for a major financial institution
  • A due diligence assessment of a new-build pellet CHP project in the United Kingdom
  • A due diligence assessment of a proposed investment in an existing wood pellet mill in the United States
  • Advising a leading North American renewable energy company planning an IPO in New York
  • A due diligence assessment of a torrefied biomass project in the southern USA
  • A review of the wood chip market in Great Britain
  • An assessment of the major pellet heating markets in Europe covering: pellet supply and demand, logsitics, retail market structure, technology prevalence (boiler, stoves, district heating etc)  
  • A due diligence assessment of a portfolio of bioenergy assets in the UK on behalf of a potential purchaser, an international investment bank.
  • A biomass sourcing strategy for bioreductants, comprising a commercial and technical appraisal of supply options for black pellets and biocarbon
  • A due diligence assessment of the feedstock supply strategy for a European coal-to-biomass conversion project
  • A commercial and technical assessment for a wood pellet mill project in Australia
  • Due diligence assessment of the feedstock supply strategy of a 200MW biomass power project in Japan
  • A supply chain sustainability assessment and lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions analysis for a North American pellet mill project
  • Due diligence assessments of the feedstock supply strategies of three separate coal-to-biomass conversion projects in the United Kingdom
  • An analysis of the factors that will drive US wood markets over the next twenty-five years and the development of feedstock supply strategies to prospective wood-based liquid biofuel plants in the southern USA
  • An assessment of cost competitiveness of different wood pellet suppliers CIF Japan. 

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