Pellet Supply Costs Along Three Case Studies

  • Rita EhrigEmail author
  • Frank Behrendt
  • Manfred Wörgetter
  • Christoph Strasser
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)


This chapter describes the three chosen case studies for biomass supply from Canada, Australia, and Russia to the EU. The case studies contain a detailed cost outline from biomass resource to final consumer for the year 2011. The supply patterns include raw material, pellet production phase, transportation and shipping to the EU, delivery to the conversion plant and final conversion in a coal co-firing plant. The individual costs are summarised and compared, explaining the related market connections. Dedicated and region specific cost drivers and economic framework conditions are defined along the whole biomass supply chain.


Case study analysis–Canada Russia and Australia–supply costs 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rita Ehrig
    • 1
    Email author
  • Frank Behrendt
    • 2
  • Manfred Wörgetter
    • 3
  • Christoph Strasser
    • 1
  1. 1.BIOENERGY 2020+ GmbHUnit Resources and Technical LogisticsWieselburg-LandAustria
  2. 2.Chair Energy Process Engineering and Conversion Technologies for Renewable EnergiesBerlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin)BerlinGermany
  3. 3.BIOENERGY 2020+ GmbHKey Researcher and Head of Branch LocationWieselburg-LandAustria

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