Forest2Market provides a range of services and solutions for bioenergy, biofuels and biochemicals manufacturers and consumers. Companies in these industries rely on our data, analytics, knowledge and insights throughout the project development process. Once they are operational, these companies rely on Forest2Market to help them understand their competitive positions in the broader market, optimize their supply chains and improve their performance.
Our bioenergy project support services have helped both producers and consumers in the global wood pellet industry realize success at various stages of the project development lifecycle.
A market analysis of potential sites allows them to be ranked from most favorable to least favorable. A site scoring process that allows for suitability criteria can be weighted, thereby recognizing that some criteria are more important than others.
During the finance phase of a project, developers use Forest2Market studies to demonstrate project quality for investors and commercial lenders. These studies not only help to determine site suitability, but they are also used to verify the positive economic impacts of a project for grants and permits.
Forest2Market bioenergy project execution services, which include our delivered price benchmark, are used by project developers and manufacturers to understand feedstock costs in their local markets, to compare their costs to those of their peers, and to optimize their supply chains and reduce costs.
Developers seeking to ensure long-term supply and minimize their risks depend on Forest2Market to compose procurement strategies and price indexes. We work with developers to:
Renewable energy facilities currently exist across the US and large scale coal-to-biomass conversions are underway in Europe. In addition, many Asian markets have historically relied on coal and are beginning to transition to biomass as an energy source. They are modifying their feedstock portfolios to include global biomass producers in their renewable energy plans.
A Forest2Market bankable due diligence study provides project developers with the data they need to demonstrate project quality for investors and commercial lenders. These studies provide an independent, third-party assessment of supply and demand factors, as well as feedstock sustainability and price.
Forest2Market offers a range of advisement services and analytics to assist biopower producers in securing fuel supply. These services include the development of a fuel portfolio:
Forest2Market provides an annual analysis of a consuming facility’s biomass procurement performance against the broader market and provides procurement strategy recommendations, including data-backed strategies for optimizing its supply chain.
The success of a biofuel or biochemical project that utilizes wood feedstocks hinges on business decisions made in the critical early stages of project development. With Forest2Market early-stage studies, project developers have the tools they need to educate their business partners and achieve project success.
Forest2Market works closely with each client to build customized studies and consulting engagements that answer market and supply characteristics questions and assist with site selection decisions. Due diligence studies provide project developers with the data and analysis they need to demonstrate project quality for investors and commercial lenders.
Forest2Market reports provide insight into the direct economic benefits of each project to timberland owners, wood dealers and logging companies, as well as the indirect and induced effects of the project on the local economy. Our clients have successfully used these reports to secure state/local project permits and project infrastructure grants.
Forest2Market provides defensible wood feedstock price indexes that account for the uniqueness of the biomass supply chain. Forest2Market’s Delivered Price Benchmark provides a means for wood-to-energy supply chain participants to compare feedstock procurement efficiency and costs, and an annual sustainability review ensures the sustainability of supply needs to be reconfirmed throughout the life of the project.