Wood Bioenergy US (WBUS) is a publication by Forisk Consulting that tracks, screens, and analyzes the wood bioenergy sector in the United States. The October / November / December 2012 issue includes a feature article that explores project growth in the U.S wood bioenergy industry. Of the nine regional and technological subsectors evaluated, wood pellet project development in the South leads the United States. Of current pellet project announcements, 86% of total production by 2022 would be exported to European markets. However, the ability of U.S. firms and exporters to successfully produce wood pellets is limited by factors associated with port access and the economics of pulpwood markets. The WBUSfeature article includes spatial analysis of announced projects relative to deep-water ports and state-by-state data for the South of expected pulpwood use by export-oriented pellet projects relative to forest industry pulp mills, OSB facilities and operating bioenergy plants. The report contains regional analysis and updates of project changes and forecasts of wood demand by feedstock type. In addition, each issue tracks and analyzes project development over time.
The October / November / December 2012 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 information on a subscription to WBUS, including the full product list, please click here.