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Sea Port of St. Petersburg has increased the transshipment of wood pellets by 45% in 1H 2020

August 13, 2020 ` 17:40  
The half-year volume of wood pellets soared year-on-year by 45% since the beginning of the year: the port has handled 300 000 tonnes of biofuel. Exporters were able significantly enlarge their shiploads thanks to recent modernization of the...

Swiss pellet prices show an upward trend in August 2020

August 12, 2020 ` 14:18  
The pellet prices in Switzerland are rising more clearly in August 2020. On average, they reached a value of CHF 350.4 / t (+ 1.9%) as compared to July 2020. The ups and downs that began in May are now...

WhatWood Agency announces Russian Wood Pellet Market, a monthly price review

August 12, 2020 ` 09:41  
In response to the growing market demand for high-quality and up-to-date information, WhatWood Timber Industry Analytics Agency has launched Russian Wood Pellet Market, a monthly price review. «The global market of wood pellets is growing at an average...

Report predicts EU to have a pellet demand for 30.8 million metric tons in 2020

August 7, 2020 ` 20:00  
An European Union wide demand for 30.8 million metric tons of pellets is forcasted for 2020 by an annual report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agriculture Information Network. In 2019 the consumption reached 29.1 million...

Solomensky Lesozavod LLC received a loan from VTB for a wood pellet production project

August 5, 2020 ` 17:02  
VTB Bank provided Solomensky Lesozavod LLC a loan in the amount of RUB 376 million for a period of three years, reports “Interfax-North-West” with reference to VTB. The interest rate for using the loan has not been specified....

Germany reports record pellet production in H1 2020

August 3, 2020 ` 16:06  
Despite the corona crisis, in 1H 2020, Germany produced 1.502 million tonnes of wood pellets, thus breaking a new record. The German Energy Wood and Pellet Association eV (DEPV) justifies this with the increasing demand for climate-friendly fuel...

Luzales continues implementation of large-scale investment projects

July 30, 2020 ` 17:33  
The coronavirus situation slowed down some activities but the work at company’s plants never stopped, Valentin Rozhok, Director General at Luzales LLC, reports. “We are continuing construction and startup of new facilities. An area for dry sawn timber...

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has included wood pellets in the list of products under the state support program

July 30, 2020 ` 16:52  
On July 29, 2020, the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation registered an order of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of July 2, 2020 “On the approval of the list of products for the purpose of...

Wood pellets production will be opened in the Nizhny Novgorod region

July 28, 2020 ` 17:17  
Ros Group of Companies began construction of a plant for the production of wood pellets in May 2020, the press service of the regional government reports, citing First Deputy Governor Yevgeny Lyulin. The production capacity will be 36.000...

Germany: Falling pellet prices in July 2020

July 22, 2020 ` 16:10  
As expected, the second half of the year starts with low summer prices for wood pellets in Germany. The price for pellets in July currently stands at € 225.34 / t (for 6t purchases), which is 1.2% less...

Interview with Thomas Meth, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Enviva Partners

July 21, 2020 ` 11:01  
The global market of wood pellets is growing at an average rate of 13% per annum, or +3.3 million metric tons a year (hereinafter all numbers are quoted in metric tons – Note by WhatWood), while the growth...

Russian Timber Journal 06-2020: interview with Thomas Meth, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Enviva Partners; plywood export from Russia demonstrates confident growth; according to Rosleskhoz data, timber harvesting in Russia reduced by 8% in 2019 by final Rosleskhoz data

Russian Timber Journal 06-2020: interview with Thomas Meth, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Enviva Partners; plywood export from Russia demonstrates confident growth; according to Rosleskhoz data, timber harvesting in Russia reduced by 8% in 2019...