25 February, 2013
February 2013 Newsletter: 6th International Woodfibre Resources & Trade Conference
We are pleased to bring to you our February 2013
Newsletter. The Conference program is complete and we are sure you will
find it exciting, interesting and a ‘must attend' event.
Included in the attached newsletter is:
1. North American Wood Pellet
Exports Hit New Record Volume in 2012.
of wood pellets from both Canada and the USA hit new all-time record volumes in
2012, up 40% from 2011. Although there are still some problems with reporting
statistics, we estimate that in 2012 Canada exported nearly 1.4 million tonnes
of wood pellets and the USA exported over 1.9 million tonnes. The vast majority
of Canadian exports are from British Columbia to Europe, although a small
volume of about 100,000 tonnes was exported to Japan. Exports from the USA are
from a number of large producers in the US South, including Georgia Biomass
(RWE), Green Circle Bioenergy, FRAM and Enviva.
The most striking
announcement came in mid-December when Drax, a UK power company, stated its
intention to build two 450,000 tonnes pellet plants, one in the state of
Louisiana and one in Mississippi. Most other export oriented pellet plants,
while invested in by European utilities, are separate US-based entities, with
supply agreements and MOU's defining the business relationship.
2. Register before Friday 1
March 2013 and SAVE US$325 on the
registration fee. The fee will increase from US$1685 to US$2010 on 2
Pöyry Management Consulting
will organise a pre-conference seminar on April 8..........
4. Updates on the Gallipoli
Tour, the Pre Conference Field Trip to the Yildiz Entegre MDF Factory, the Post
Conference Field Trip to the Regions Timberland Group popular plantations in
Western Hungary, the Partner Tours and the Social Events.
Download the Newsletter: February 2013 - Volume 9 Issue 1
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to
Contact: Pamela Richards
PR Conference Consultants
PO Box 502
Kilmore Vic 3764 Australia
Phone: +61 3 5781 0069
Fax: +61 3 5781 0082