Biomass

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What is biomass? Wood biomass is any timber-derived product (softwood or hardwood) that can be converted to energy through direct combustion or gasification; to solid fuel through pelletizing; or to liquid fuel through many different processes.

While wood biomass may include any part of the tree, cost is the primary consideration when choosing a source. Biomass is typically created from:

  • Manufacturing residues
  • Non-merchantable timber harvest residuals
  • Post-consumer wood waste
  • Urban and agricultural wood waste

Biomass is typically created out of residues or byproduct but when higher-value end use markets are absent, biomass may even be created out of this higher grade material.

Interest in wood bioenergy is growing rapid. As governments and consumers search for sustainable and cost-effective energy alternatives, Timber-derived products used to produce biomass energy are gaining popularity for residential and commercial purposes.

Understand the state of the market, follow major players, changing policies, and potential price and demand projections to help make better business decisions.

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Biomass demand is growing. Sustainability, climbing energy prices and policies that promote the generation of renewable energy are reshaping the market.

Keep up to date with this market in transition. We offer news on critical market developments and prices for residuals, mill costs, consumption and outputs, transportation issues and government policies.

A potential retroactive lowering of biofuel blending obligations for 2020 is unlikely to affect biofuel supply and production, experts...
Biomass and woodfiber prices
Market description Source Status  
Chips, Softwood Sawmill, FOB US South Central - Eastside, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Hardwood Sawmill, FOB US South Central - Eastside, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood Chipmill, FOB US South Central - Eastside, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Hardwood Chipmill, FOB US South Central - Eastside, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood Sawmill, FOB US South Central - Westside, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Hardwood Sawmill, FOB US South Central - Westside, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood Chipmill, FOB US South Central - Westside, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Hardwood Chipmill, FOB US South Central - Westside, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood Sawmill, FOB US South Atlantic - Northside, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Hardwood Sawmill, FOB US South Atlantic - Northside, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood Chipmill, FOB US South Atlantic - Northside, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Hardwood Chipmill, FOB US South Atlantic - Northside, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood Sawmill, FOB US South Atlantic - Southside, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Hardwood Sawmill, FOB US South Atlantic - Southside, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood Chipmill, FOB US South Atlantic - Southside, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Hardwood Chipmill, FOB US South Atlantic - Southside, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood Sawmill, FOB US South Atlantic - Coastal, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Hardwood Sawmill, FOB US South Atlantic - Coastal, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood Chipmill, FOB US South Atlantic - Coastal, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Hardwood Chipmill, FOB US South Atlantic - Coastal, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood Sawmill, delivered US Pacific Northwest, USD/BDST RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood Douglas-Fir, free alongside ship US Northwest, USD/Bone dry unit RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood Hemlock Sawmill, FOB British Columbia - Coast, CAD/bdu RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood Douglas-Fir Sawmill, FOB British Columbia - Coast, CAD/bdu RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood SPF Sawmill, FOB British Columbia - Interior, CAD/bdu RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood Douglas-Fir Sawmill, FOB British Columbia - Interior, CAD/bdu RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood Hemlock Sawmill, FOB British Columbia - Coast, USD/bdu RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood Douglas-Fir Sawmill, FOB British Columbia - Coast, USD/bdu RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood SPF Sawmill, FOB British Columbia - Interior, USD/bdu RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood Douglas-Fir Sawmill, FOB British Columbia - Interior, USD/bdu RISI Active  
Chips, Hardwood Sawmill, delivered US Northeast - Maine, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Hardwood Sawmill, delivered US Northeast - Pennsylvania/New York, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Hardwood Sawmill, delivered US Lake States - Region-wide, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Hardwood, delivered US South Atlantic - Comparative Regional Price, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Hardwood, delivered US South Central - Comparative Regional Price, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Hardwood, delivered US Northeast, Comparative Regional Price, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Hardwood, delivered US Lake States - Comparative Regional Price, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood, delivered US South Atlantic - Comparative Regional Price, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood, delivered US South Central - Comparative Regional Price, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood, delivered US Northeast, Comparative Regional Price, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood, delivered US Pacific Northwest, Comparative Regional Price, USD/GT RISI Active  
Chips, Softwood, delivered British Columbia, Comparative Regional Price, USD/GT RISI Active  
Roundwood   Active  
Wood pellet feedstock   Active  
Wood Biomass, Hardwood and Softwood Blended, delivered US Northeast - New England, USD/GT
RISI Active  
Wood Biomass, Hardwood and Softwood Blended, delivered US Northeast - Pennsylvania/New York, USD/GT
RISI Active  
Wood Biomass, Hardwood and Softwood Blended, delivered US Lake States - Region-wide, USD/GT
RISI Active  
Wood Biomass, Hardwood and Softwood Blended, delivered US Pacific Northwest - Oregon, USD/GT
RISI Active  
Wood Biomass, Hardwood and Softwood Blended, delivered US Pacific Northwest - Washington, USD/GT
RISI Active  
Wood Biomass, Hardwood and Softwood Mill Residue, delivered US South Central - Region-wide, USD/GT
RISI Active  
Wood Biomass, Hardwood and Softwood In-woods, delivered US South Central - Region-wide, USD/GT
RISI Active  
Wood Biomass, Hardwood and Softwood Mill Residue, delivered US South Atlantic - Region-wide, USD/GT
RISI Active  
Wood Biomass, Hardwood and Softwood In-woods delivered US South Atlantic - Region-wide, USD/GT
RISI Active  
Wood Biomass, Hardwood and Softwood Blended delivered British Columbia - Region-wide, CAD/GMT
RISI Active  
Wood Biomass, Pellet-Grade Softwood Sawmill Chips, delivered US South Atlantic - Region-wide, USD/GT
RISI Active  
Wood Biomass, Pellet-Grade Softwood Sawmill Chips, delivered US South Central - Region-wide, USD/GT
RISI Active  
Wood Biomass, Pellet-Grade Softwood Sawmill Chips, delivered US Northeast - Region-wide, USD/GT
RISI Active  
Wood Biomass, Pellet-Grade Softwood Sawmill Chips, delivered US Pacific Northwest - Region-wide, USD/GT
RISI Active  
Wood Biomass, Pellet-Grade Softwood Sawmill Chips, delivered British Columbia, CAD/ODMT RISI Active  
Wood Biomass, Pellet-Grade Hardwood Sawmill Chips, delivered US South Atlantic - Region-wide, USD/GT
RISI Active  
Wood Biomass, Pellet-Grade Hardwood Sawmill Chips, delivered US South Central - Region-wide, USD/GT
RISI Active  
Wood Biomass, Pellet-Grade Hardwood Sawmill Chips, delivered US Northeast - Region-wide, USD/GT
RISI Active  
Wood Biomass, Pellet-Grade Hardwood Sawmill Chips, delivered US Lake States - Region-wide, USD/GT
RISI Active  
PIX Pellet Nordic FOEX Active  
PIX Pellet Nordic SEK FOEX Active  
PIX Forest Biomass Finland FOEX Active  
PIX Forest Biomass Finland, Sawdust FOEX Active  
PIX Forest Biomass Finland, Forest Chips FOEX Active  
PIX Forest Biomass Finland, Bark FOEX Active  
PIX Forest Biomass Finland, Forest Residue FOEX Active  
PIX Forest Biomass Finland S/W FOEX Active  
PIX Forest Biomass Finland S/W, Sawdust FOEX Active  
PIX Forest Biomass Finland S/W, Forest Chips FOEX Active  
PIX Forest Biomass Finland S/W, Bark FOEX Active  
PIX Forest Biomass Finland S/W, Forest Residue FOEX Active  
PIX Forest Biomass Finland N/E FOEX Active  
PIX Forest Biomass Finland N/E, Sawdust FOEX Active  
PIX Forest Biomass Finland N/E, Forest Chips FOEX Active  
PIX Forest Biomass Finland N/E, Bark FOEX Active  
PIX Forest Biomass Finland N/E, Forest Residue FOEX Active  

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