Today, Forest2Market kicks off a 24-part series to educate wood pellet project developers about the complexities of the US wood supply chain. The first article, An Introduction to UK Biomass Sustainability Standards, delves into the policy decisions the United Kingdom’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) recently made in regards to greenhouse gas trajectories and sustainable forest management criteria.
The seven articles that remain in the first month of the campaign will focus on topics that range from feed-in tariffs to how wood pellet project developers can demonstrate their feedstock supply is sourced from a sustainable wood basin.
Suzanne Hearn, Vice President of Marketing and Sales, commented on the ideas behind this new project. “Since we launched our Forest2Fuel product line in 2007, we have had the opportunity to speak to wood pellet project developers at various stages of project development. Regardless of where these projects were in the development cycle, common questions and themes emerged. With this in mind, we set out to provide information about the wood supply chain that industry participants will find helpful as they develop and execute their projects.”
The first four weeks of the campaign will feature content based on the UK energy policy initiatives that are driving the market for industrial wood pellets manufactured in the US South. Months two and three will focus on the nuances of the wood supply chain, particularly in the US South, and how to use supply agreements to minimize feedstock costs.
In addition to the articles on the F2M Market Watch blog, eBooks and white papers will also be available. The information campaign will conclude in mid-February.