LAUNCH OF THE AEBIOM STATISTICAL REPORT
On November 19th, the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) launches in partnership with the European Pellet Council (EPC) the 7th Annual Edition of the AEBIOM Statistical Report “European Bioenergy Outlook 2014” which contains a detailed and comprehensive collection of data with the latest figures in the bioenergy sector. Due to the complexity of the bioenergy sector, this report provides a clearer picture of the sector overview, its dynamics and development.
First released in 2007, the report allows the industry, policymakers, investors and the civil society to follow market trends, build strategies and make informed decisions. The report covers recent developments, the current status and key trends that contribute to a better understanding and further development of bioenergy in Europe. The report relies on consistent bioenergy data provided by a large international network of contributors and researchers such as Eurostat, IEA, FAO, Hawkins Wright, RISI and many others.
Besides the general overview of RES and bioenergy situation in Europe, the report consists of two main parts. The first part provides basic information about the biomass resources originated from forest, agricultural and waste streams. The second part is structured according to its end use: electricity, heat and transport. One more special chapter, more extensive than in previous editions is dedicated to the pellet sector. These pellets statistics have been collected by the European Pellet Council (EPC) and the European Industry of Pellet Suppliers (EIPS), both founded by AEBIOM.
European energy demand amounted to 1684 ktoe in 2012, with a still worrying dependency on imports (55% in 2012). Luckily, renewables are steadily increasing and becoming the most important indigenous energy source overtaking the production of energy from European coal, natural gas and oil. In 2012, renewables represented 14,1% of the total EU gross final energy consumption. Bioenergy gets the lion´s share, with 62,4% of RES.
73% of the total bioenergy consumed in Europe (102 Mtoe) corresponds to the heat sector, followed by biofuels for transport (14%) and bioelectricity (13%). Solid biomass, and particularly wood-based biomass, remains the major source of bioenergy. Contrary to what many believe, the wood stock in the forest is increasing by 300 million m3 annually, making the future of biomass bright for many years to come!
The preparation of the AEBIOM Statistical Report is coordinated by Cristina Calderón, AEBIOM Bioenergy Expert, with the technical assistance from Jean-Marc Jossart, AEBIOM Secretary General and Gilles Gauthier, General Manager of EPC.
This year’s edition of the AEBIOM Statistical Report can be purchased on the AEBIOM website: www.aebiom.org. The PDF version will be sent alongside with a short summary of the most relevant statistics and a separate file with pellets statistics prepared by EPC.
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