Wood Bioenergy US (WBUS) is a publication by Forisk Consulting that tracks, screens, and analyzes the wood bioenergy sector in the United States. This issue’s feature article compares estimates of wood-to-energy conversions from industry and academic research across wood energy types: pellets, ethanol, and electricity. Findings on wood pellets and electricity production suggest 10% to 20% more green wood is needed per unit of output than often reported or assumed in previous projections. Revised conversion rates for pellets and electricity/CHP projects resulted in wood use projections that are 9% (10.7 million tons) higher by 2023 for total wood use from bioenergy and 9% (7.0 million tons) higher for volumes that pass screening criteria. Available research confirms the existing conversions applied to liquid fuel projects.
The June/July/August 2014 issue will be useful for investors, analysts, and executives interested in wood bioenergy markets in the United States, especially regional considerations for wood bioenergy investments. For more information on a subscription to WBUS, including the full product list, please click here.