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National market information on woody bioenergy products


The average prizes of the main woody energy products for the domestic market in Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia are collected before the heating season on an annual basis in September.

Overview of European standards (CEN) and international (ISO) quality standards on solid biofuels
The European standards focus on non-industrial uses whereas the international standards will also include industrial use of the solid biofuels.

Three new country fact sheets about the woody energy market in Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia are now available!
Fact sheet (2016): Woody energy market in Bulgaria
Fact sheet (2016): Woody energy market in Croatia
Fact sheet (2016): Woody energy market in Serbia

References
Information compiled by project partners: REGEA for Croatia, Serbio for Serbia and BGBIOM for Bulgaria.


Basic specification
In the 3 countries the main woody energy products have the following basic specifications in common:
 
firewood
the length of 25, 33, 50 and 100 cm and the moisture content of 20% or 50%
wood chips
categories P16, P31.5, P45, P63, P100 and moisture content of 20%, 30%, 40% or 55%
wood pellets
6 mm size with a moisture content of maximum 10% and differen package type (price per ton for loose pellets or price for tone for packaging in 15 and 20 kg bags respectively) In all 3 countries ENplus certified wood pellets are produced for export and are differiented in certified and non-certified in prize overviews per country.
wood briquettes
with a moisture content of maximum 10% and different package type (price per ton for loose delivered briquettes or price per ton for packaging in 15 or 20 kg bags )
charcoal
depending on granulation and packaging
 


The three country tables show the total price range of main woody bioenergy products for end consumers in Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria in comparison with the corresponding prices for most relevant fossil fuels being substituted in relation with the same energy content than 1 ton of the respective biomass product.

The range of MWh for firewood, wood chips and charcoal reflects the variation depending mainly on
(1) the tree species
(2) bark content and
(3) moisture content.

The energy content of natural gas is converted from MWh/m³ to MWh/t for direct comparison with average energy content of biomass in MWh/t unit. The given variation in the energy content for natural gas (12.7-14.1 MWh/t) reflects the utilization of lower and upper heating value depending on the usage of small scale condensing boilers or industrial scale combustion processes. The variation for heating oil reflects the different oil types from light heating oil up to heavy heating oil.

The quality level of woody energy products has a significant impact on the competiveness to the main counterpart fossil fuels in comparison to the same energy content.

Charcoal trading is significant in Serbia. Due to current market crises, there is no price difference of certified and uncertified pellets in Serbia.

NEW Price overview of woody bioenergy products in Croatia for the heating season 2016/2017

NEW Price overview of woody bioenergy products in Serbia for the heating season 2016/2017

NEW Price overview of woody bioenergy products in Bulgaria for the heating season 2016/2017

Price overview of woody bioenergy products in Croatia for the heating season 2015/2016

Price overview of woody bioenergy products in Serbia for the heating season 2015/2016

Price overview of woody bioenergy products in Bulgaria for the heating season 2015/2016