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Feb. 11, 2011, Bedford, MA – RISI, a global forest products industry information provider, has released its North American Bioenergy Review.


February 11, 2011
By RISI

Feb. 11, 2011, Bedford, MA – RISI, a global
forest products industry information provider, has released its North American
Bioenergy Review.
This new study updates findings and provides expanded
analysis from RISI's 2008 report, Emerging Biomass Industry: Impact on Existing
Woodfiber Markets.
It forecasts the bioenergy industry to create 19 million dry
tons of new wood biomass demand by 2015.

New for the 2011 study is an analysis of
the cost structure and cost competitiveness of each industry sector. In
addition to forecasting North American wood biomass supply, demand and pricing,
the study explores how international trade of biomass will affect North
American biomass demand over the next five years. The study includes chapters
on technology and production economics and industry structure; these chapters
explore the structural developments within each of the key market segments:
wood pellets, biomass power, and biofuels.

"We are currently in the process of
building further on this analysis in 2011 by launching a North American
Bioenergy Service that will provide regular updates on key areas such as
biomass supply, pricing, industry capacity and output, international trade,
policy, and sector cost competitiveness,” says Anne Rahikainen, RISI director
of Bioenergy Services.

The North American Bioenergy Review features:

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  • Demand and supply outlook for pellets,
    biopower, and biofuels in North America to 2015 and analysis of key drivers for
    each industry sector;
  • Projections of regional wood biomass
    availability, including competing demand from traditional end-user industries
    and regional wood biomass prices to 2015;
  • Analysis of bioenergy industry cost
    structures and competitiveness as a buyer for wood biomass relative to
    traditional end-user industries. The effect of subsidies on industry
    competitiveness and investments is factored into the analyses;
  • Trends and outlook for international trade
    and market opportunities for wood biomass, including pellets.

The North American Bioenergy Review can be
purchased at www.risi.com/nabioenergy.

www.woodbiomass.com


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