Canadian Biomass Magazine

White paper: Low pellet fuel supply in Europe creates supply shock

October 31, 2022
By FutureMetrics

Photo: Annex Business Media

A new white paper from FutureMetrics describes how the loss of pellet fuel supply into western Europe as a result of sanctions on Russia has produced a supply shock that is having, and will continue to have, significant consequences.

A supply shock occurs when a significant portion of a good or service is no longer available in the market and substitutes are scarce or non-existent.

Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine produced 15 per cent of the global trade in wood pellet fuel in 2021. A majority of those exports went into western Europe’s heating markets.

Millions of tonnes per year are no longer available.

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