Biomass Now Generates 32% of All Energy in Sweden, Causing Increased Competition for Pulpwood, Reports the Wood Resource Quarterly
(WebWire) Biomass has now surpassed oil to become the number one source for energy generation in Sweden. The increased competition for logs and wood chips between the pulp industry and energy sector has pushed wood fiber prices to new highs, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly.
… In addition, the country aims to be totally independent of imported fossil fuels for the transportation sector by 2030. Although this might seem like an improbable ambition considering today’s high dependency on gasoline and diesel, the government’s push towards a society without fossil fuels has created much research and many investments in the renewable energy sector over the past few years. READ MORE and MORE (Biomass Digest)