Canadian Biomass Magazine

Report: Biomass power to continue booming

November 14, 2012
By ecoprog GmbH

November 14, 2012, Cologne, DE – According to a new report from ecoprog GmbH, the market for biomass power plants will continue to boom over the next five years.

The study, “Biomass to Energy 2012/2013, reports that between 2007 and 2011, more than 750 biomass power plants with a capacity of over 8.2 GW went operational – more than ever before. This growth will even accelerate in the years to come. Approximately another 820 power plants with a capacity of 12.5 GW will be commissioned by 2016.

The report cites the increasing subsidization internationally of renewable energies as the main reason for this growth. Biomass has a special status among the renewable energies as generating energy from biomass follows the demand – contrary to the energetic use of sun, wind and water.

In its third edition, the study analyses the worldwide market for electricity generation from solid biomass.

The study “Biomass to Energy 2012/2013” includes:

• A detailed analysis of all important political, economic, managerial and technical trends for constructing and operating biomass power plants.

• A concrete description of the current and future market volumes by countries, up to and including 2016, based on a transparent and comprehensible methodology.

• A project list with 870 new construction projects, more than 260 of which are under construction, over 100 have been approved and more than 500 are being planned or discussed.

• The presentation of more than 2,200 operational biomass power plants, including essential technical data and contact addresses.

• An analysis and description of the world’s most important biomass power plant operators and plant manufacturers.


Click here to download a free summary of the report.

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