CASE STUDY

Wood pellet market in UK

To be a core member of the European Union, the history of using wood pellets in the UK is much longer than the rest of the world. In the past few years, wood pellets has become a significant fast-growing fuel for industrial biomass power plants in Great Britain. In 2014, the number of wood pellets which is used by British main industrial power stations to generate electricity is 22% of all the renewable energy, and 36% of all the bio-energy fuel. It requires a large quantity of wood pellets. The research shows that there is a big increasing of UK wood pellet import in 2014, nearly 4.8 million tonnes of wood pellets for power generation was imported to Britain. The increasing is determined by the conversion of the traditional power stations.

Biomass pellet market in Vietnam

As a developing country in Asia, Vietnam has a strong demand for biomass, which is a clean, cheap and renewable fuel for heat and power generation. A research has shown that about 70% of rural population in Vietnam (Vietnam has a 61.3 million rural population, which is 72.9% of its whole population) is depended on biomass as a cooking fuel. Moreover, there is also a large scale demand of heat for drying purposes, which is required in the wood processing industry, the agricultural industry, brick making industry, cement industry, beer breweries, pottery, etc.