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 looks to the data to compare pellet plant announcements to realized investment. Pellet sector development differs for domestic versus export oriented projects.
Announcements for new domestic U.S. pellet plants peaked in 2010 while announcements for export pellet plants have led pellet developments since 2012. Since 2008, 50 domestic pellet plants began operations with a capacity to produce 2.3 million tons of wood pellets, while 14 export pellet plants began operating with a total capacity to produce nearly 4 million tons. For domestic plants, 16% of those announced were canceled or shut down and 27% remain in some state of pre-construction development. For export plants, 19% of those announced were canceled or shut down, while 10% are under construction and 46% remain in pre-construction.
The October/November 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.