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November 8, 2016

European Commission acknowledges risks of US wood pellet exports to EU

European Commission acknowledges risks of US wood pellet exports to EU

Against the backdrop of increased EU demand for solid biomass for energy imported from the US southeast, a new study made by the European Commission, is showing the conditions, trends, effects, policy framework, and environmental risk profile relevant to the EU imports from the case study region.

The US is the main exporter of wood pellets to the EU, and thus, the growth of the industrial pellet industry has raised concerns about possible negative impacts, direct and indirect.

The perceived environmental implications in forest areas of the US Southeast are assessed and four typical effects concerning changes to management of forests and land and to market wood markets in the US are identified.

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