On the situation in the Russian market of biofuel told Director of the Forestry Development Agency B. Lipsky. In 2012, the production of wood pellets in our country was 1.5 million tonnes, 95% of the pellets produced in Russia were sold outside the country. The volume of exports of pellets in terms of value amounted to 6.3 billion rubles.
Markedly increased the proportion of large producers of wood pellets. If earlier it was considered effective project production capacity of 25,000 tons of pellets per year, but now the interest is the business capacity of at least 80,000 and preferably 120,000 tons / year. Even hardware vendors have realized the demands of the market and do not offer the "stuffing" with weak turnover.
In the first quarter of 2013 in Russia the production of wood chips has increased, reaching 135,000 cubic meters. In January and February of 2013 the volume of pellet production in Russia increased by 6.6% to 88.3 million tonnes compared to the same period in 2012
90,000 tons of fuel pellets were supplied from Russia to South Korea in 2012, according to the Russian customs. South Korea moves to biofuels and this figure is set to rise for at least two or three times.
700,000 tons of wood pellets were exported from the port of Vyborg to Europe in 2012. Even in Europe such production at one plant while unattainable. Suppliers of raw materials are very pleased with the active work pelletchikov. They are the orderly forest. Everything that used to be not to sell — illiquid fuel wood and other "rubbish" happily bought the company.