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Russia sells pellets to Denmark and Sweden mostly
Russian pellet market tends to high concentration and monopolization. Today, number of buyers exceed number of exporters more than three times, but it wasn't so two years ago. The main volume of pellets is exported to Denmark and Sweden (aprox.79%). Almost all the pellets were exported from the north-western region of Russia, with the key ports - St. Petersburg, Vyborg and Ust-Luga. Read more
The Russian government is introduced a State plan of the bioenergy sector development
The coordinator of the plan realization is the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation. A working expert group is organized for discussing this topic in the Ministry. Experts from different fields are presented there. Olga Rakitova, the CEO of the National Bioenergy Union is one of them. INFOBIO has asked several questions from Mrs Rakitova. Read more
Canadian biomass: Pellet exports from North America to Europe reached a new record high in the 4Q/11
Shipments have increased practically every quarter for four years, up from 130,000 tons in the 1Q/08 to almost 600,000 ton in the 4Q/12, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review (NAWFR). Export data collected by NAWFR from exporters and customs information in both North America and Europe show that wood pellet shipments reached just over two million tons in 2011, up almost 300% from 2008. Read more
Mr. Matti Lehmus, Executive Vice President, Oil Products and Renewables, Neste Oil, Finland: “Biofuel is the aviation future”
 Lufthansa became the first airline to use biofuels on regular commercial flights on 15th of July in a six month trial that it estimates will reduce CO2 emissions by up to 1,500 tonnes during the period. Lufthansa is using a mix of regular fuel and biofuel made by Neste Oil from jatropha and camelina crops and animal fats, in one engine of an Airbus plane on daily flights between Frankfurt and Hamburg. The magazine “The Bioenergy Interntional.Russia” and the information agency “INFOBIO” asked about new biofuel from its producer Neste Oil, Finland. Mr. Matti Lehmus, Executive Vice President, Oil Products and Renewables, Neste Oil gave the following answers.  Read more
Is not there wood waste in Far East of Russia?
The fair “Technodrev Far East 2011” took place in Khabarovsk in 21-24 of April. The Plant “Eco-Technology” - which represents briquette presses RUF in Russia - took part in this event. The head of the company Dmitry Bastrikov gave an interview for the INFOBIO. Read more
Sergey Perederi, EKO Holz-und Pellethandеl GmbH, Germany: „Russians should think about construction of their own biofuel power stations in Europe“
Russians should secure their biofuel supply to Europe by constriction of their own biomass cogeneration and power stations in Europe. Read more
Canada is one of the main Russian competitors in the pellet production
The total capacity of the existing 34 mills is 2.6 million ton told Gordon Murray at the European Pellet Conference in Wels March 2011. It is comparable to the total capacity of the Russian pellet mills. Read more
South Korea increases the biofuel consumption and creates the competition among Canada, Russia and Southeash Asia
Canadian pellet producers will need to focus on South Korea in 2011. Russians should also look this increasing pellet market more precisely . Read more
Outcome of 2010 - the pellet production in Russia
The biofuel production and the domestic Russian market are developing. The last 2010 was both successful and unlucky year for the young biofuel Russian industry. While speaking about figures and biofuel branch by itself it is necessary to stress that according to different statistics the pellet production is increased in Russia in 2010 compare to 2009. Read more
The pellet production and consumption is future topic for Russia, said the head of the Leningrad region Valery Serdukov
It was said to the reporter of the magazine The BIOENERGY INTERNATIONAL.RUSSIA and the INFOBIO on 14 th of October in Saint-Petersburg press-conference. At the same time the Leningrad region government is looking for opportunities to help to finish the construction of the future biggest European pellet mill Vyborgskaya Cellulose. They plan to subsidize the construction of this plant. Read more

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