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 industry announcements and Forisk research since 2010 to assess the variance of projections made by the U.S. bioenergy sector relative to realized wood-using capacity. The planned capacity to use wood for bioenergy exceeded the actual wood-using capacity in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by an average of 20%. Forisk’s application of viability screens reduced the variance between projected and actual wood-using capacity by 50% on average. While dozens of projects failed and dropped out of the system since 2012, at least 18 projects came on-line and bought wood in 2013. Looking to 2014, 38 projects plan to begin operations; 45% (17 of 38) of these projects pass viability screens currently, representing 9.6 million additional tons of wood-using capacity.
The December 2013 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.