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Prices of wood pellets have reached a historical high in Europe

October 7, 2022 ` 19:15  
Prices of wood pellets have been extremely consistent in Europe over the past decade. For instance, the average annual growth of wood pellet prices in Germany was only 0.24% from 2012 to 2021. The prices have actually dropped...

In January-August 2022, pellet production in Russia decreased by 12.7%

September 29, 2022 ` 14:44  
According to Rosstat, in January-August 2022, the volume of Russian wood pellet production decreased by 12.7% YoY to 1.424 million tons. Production in August compared to July decreased by almost 13% — this is the highest percentage decrease...

Boiler facilities in Karelia can be switched to biofuels

September 9, 2022 ` 14:17  
Alexander Chepik, Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Karelia, held a meeting with representatives of the wood pellet industry. Previously, the products of the regional timber industry were mainly supplied to Europe. Under the new...

In July 2022, pellet production in Russia fell by 34.8%

August 29, 2022 ` 18:00  
The closure of European sales markets contributed to a sharp decline in Russian biofuel production. According to Rosstat, in July 2022, the volume of fuel pellet production in Russia fell by 34.8% YoY. In January-July 2022, production decreased...

Sveza’s plywood mill in St. Petersburg has produced 2,300 tons of fuel briquettes to date

August 24, 2022 ` 11:41  
In the period from January to July 2022, Sveza’s plywood mill in St. Petersburg produced 2,331 tons of premium quality RUF wood briquettes. Large retail chains, traders, construction depots, and end users such as bathhouses, saunas, and individuals,...

INFOBIO: over 6,000 workers in the Russian wood pellet industry may lose their jobs

August 5, 2022 ` 17:50  
As of July 10, the export of wood pellets to the European Union, which used to consume 90% of wood pellets made in Russia, stopped. Over 6,000 people employed in the wood pellet industry may lose their jobs...

Drax: Pellet production up 54% in 1H 2022

July 28, 2022 ` 18:41  
Drax Group plc released financial and operational results for the first half of 2022, reporting significant increases in both operating profit and wood pellet production when compared to the same six-month period of 2021. Drax produced approximately 2...

Russian Timber Journal 05-2022: interview with Alexander Shangin, CEO, Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki Group; roaring demand in 2021 caused a consumption/supply imbalance in the Russian MDF/HDF market; Rosleskhoz urges for reduced liability of forest users operating LesEGAIS; plywood production continues to decline in Russia; Valmet’s withdrawal from Russia is progressing; Rehau to withdraw business in Russia

Russian Timber Journal 05-2022: Alexander Shangin, CEO, Vologodskiye Lesopromyshlenniki Group: “Substantial assistance to systemically important federal-level enterprises is currently non-existent”; roaring demand in 2021 caused a consumption/supply imbalance in the Russian MDF/HDF market; Rosleskhoz urges for reduced liability of forest users...

Stora Enso divests its sawmills and forest operations in Russia

April 26, 2022 ` 16:04  
Stora Enso has entered into an agreement to divest its two sawmills in Russia. The Company’s Nebolchi and Impilahti sawmills will be divested to local management. In addition, the divestment includes Stora Enso’s Russian forest operation which through...

In January 2022, Russia increased pellets production by 13.6%

March 1, 2022 ` 16:05  
In January 2022, the volume of wood pellets output in Russia grew by 13.6% YoY, reaching 204,000 tons, as reported by Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat).

Orsted stops buying wood pellets from Russia

March 1, 2022 ` 12:13  
The largest Danish energy company Orsted has announced a halt in purchases of Russian coal and biomass (including wood pellets) for its power plants. In 2021, Denmark became the largest consumer with a market share of 39% of...