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Title (Primary) Margin potential for a long-term sustainable wood pellet supply chain
Publisher Fritsche, U.R.; Hennig, C.; Hess, J.R.; Hoefnagels, R.; Lamers, P.; Li, C.; Olsson, O.; Schipfer, F.; Thrän, D.; Tumuluru, J.S.; Visser, L.; Wild, M.; Haufe, H.
Source Titel IEA Bioenergy Task 40
Year 2019
Volume 5/2019
Page To 60
Language englisch
Abstract The existing wood pellet markets face increasing competition – both the large-scale use for co-firing with coal or standalone bio-powerplants (price pressure from other low-carbon electricity technologies) and the residential use (competition from e.g., district heating, heat pumps, biogas and biomethane, as well as renewable power-to-gas). On the other hand, wood pellets are seen as key supply option for Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS), and Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Use (BECCU) which may be needed to achieve net-negative greenhouse gas emissions. Given this background, the study presents a cost baseline for pellets, analyzes potential supply cost reductions, and evaluates the future market prospects of wood pellets in industrial low- and high-temperature heat, industrial processes (e.g. steelmaking), and for BECCS/BECCU.
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Fritsche, U.R., Hennig, C., Hess, J.R., Hoefnagels, R., Lamers, P., Li, C., Olsson, O., Schipfer, F., Thrän, D., Tumuluru, J.S., Visser, L., Wild, M., Haufe, H. (eds., 2019):
Margin potential for a long-term sustainable wood pellet supply chain
IEA Bioenergy Task 40 5/2019
IEA Bioenergy, 60 pp.