Forest Energy Monitor market report

A monthly report providing expert analysis of the trends in global biomass and pellet markets

What's included in this report?

  • Market analysis - Expert analysis of recent developments in wood chip and pellet markets including biomass prices.
  • Industry news - New investments in biomass heat, power and CHP, including analysis of new sources of biomass demand in Europe, Asia and North America.
  • Policy and legislation - Updates on national and international renewable energy policies, including changes to incentives.
  • Market data - wood pellet trade statistics; fossil fuel and carbon prices; biomass generation economics; currency movements; freight rates; and the pipeline of new wood pellet mills and biomass power/CHP plants.
  • Archive access - Read historical reports from as far back as 2015

FEM issue 120 - March 2021

Mar 31, 2021, 16:04 PM
Lack of spot buying mitigates against impact of rising freight rates
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For organisations operating in the bioenergy industry, the disparate regulatory frameworks and fragmented individual markets can be difficult to penetrate. Rather than simply reporting the news at face value, we investigate the implications for the wider market of each new development. Forest Energy Monitor provides a well-informed, but digestible, overview of recent market developments.

Each monthly issue of Forest Energy Monitor addresses key topics in the market. The market data sections in Forest Energy Monitor provide subscribers with unique insights into the economics of the bioenergy industry. Every month the following data series are tracked and published in Forest Energy Monitor:

  • Biomass prices (industrial/utility/heating pellets, wood chips, energy wood)
  • Wood fibre prices 
  • Wood pellet trade statistics
  • Heating oil prices and pellet v. oil price differentials
  • Heating degree data
  • Power generation economics (clean dark, clean spark and bark spreads)
  • Coal, oil, natural gas and carbon prices
  • The pipeline of new industrial wood pellet mills
  • The pipeline of new biomass power/CHP plants

Why choose Hawkins Wright?

We provide strategic, forecasting, marketing intelligence and business information services to the international forest products and bioenergy industries 

  • Independant and unbiased - we do not manufacture, trade or broker and forest products so are able to offer wholly-unbiased opinion
  • Decades of experience - With a sector knowledge base since 1982
  • Industry dialogue - we regularly talk to a global network of industry figures
  • Personal approach - much more than providing market data, we can adapt to your changing needs, offering calls and face-to-face meetings
We utilise our wide network of contacts to gather the latest biomass market information and prices for every issue.
Rachael Levinson, Report Lead Author
Hawkins Wright

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