In general, uncertainty causes market volatility. Because of the uncertainty surrounding bioenergy, few know how the wood fiber markets will react and how to plan. The fact that a significant number of outside forces will determine whether announced facilities will open and thrive heightens the uncertainty. What effects will the pace and success of technological advancements, oil prices and the need for energy independence, the general economy and funding sources, and governmental policies and incentives have on the growth of the market?
In “A Changing Paradigm: Energy and the Wood Fiber Supply Chain,” Forest2Market’s President and CEO Pete Stewart examines the factors that will either speed or slow the emergence of bioenergy as a major consumer of wood fiber. The article was published in March 2009 in Forests and People, which is produced by the Louisiana Forestry Association.
- To read the full article.
- Pete Stewart, President, CEO and Founder
- Louisiana Forestry Association
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