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ECHAINE Report Summary

Project ID: ENK5-CT-2002-00623
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: Sweden

WP(2) Dissemination - Business plan / Market plan

Current status:
- A new energy system in this case pellets needs support, e.g. research, education, training, entrepreneurship and powerful marketing.
- There is also a need of several large scale producers to be involved, which give the pellet business a trustworthy/sustainable image even in the future.
- Also, there is uncertainty of the future energy prices.

Use potential:
- Pellet production is being internationalised during the recent years, new factories rise, e.g. around the Baltic.
- A positive market development of pellets is supposed to continue in the future. But, there is a question of the availability of cheap raw materials in the future.

Expected benefits:
- Pellets need to become a product, which satisfies consumers needs (compare with heating oil).
- To reach this the following aspects need to be taken into consideration:
-- Consumers need to find pellets as a competitive fuel with good fuel properties.
-- There is a need of standards and norms.
-- It is also evident that the pellet producers and machine / device manufacturers need to be active in disseminating relevant and trustworthy information.

Dissemination:
Dissemination of presented plan has been carried out by using the Echaine web-page. Future dissemination is going to be carried out at national and international seminars and workshops.

Reported by

SLU, Dep. of Bioenergy
Vallvaegen 10
75007 Uppsala
Sweden
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