Wood Pellet Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Application [Residential Heating, Commercial Heating, Combined Heat and Power, and Power Generation]

Wood Pellet Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Application [Residential Heating, Commercial Heating, Combined Heat and Power, and Power Generation]

  • September 2021 •
  • 143 pages •
  • Report ID: 6176816 •
  • Format: PDF
The wood pellet market was valued at US$ 9,630.99 million in 2020 and is projected to reach US$ 23,892.77 million by 2028; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.1% from 2021 to 2028.

Wood pellets are produced using finely ground wood bark; they are majorly used as fuel.These are extensively used in residential houses for efficient burning in smaller stoves.

Wood pellets are produced from numerous wood waste products and are considered a source of renewable energy.Currently, along with residential heating, there is increased use of wood pellets for power generation across the globe.

These are largely utilized globally as a fuel, which is expected to increase the demand for wood pellets in the coming years.Europe is the leading region for the consumption of wood pellets for power generation.

Moreover, North America is the significant exporter of wood pellets, which is expected to increase the production facilities of wood pellets in the coming years.

Based on application, the wood pellet market is segmented into residential heating, commercial heating, CHP (combined heat and power), and power generation.The residential heating segment led the wood pellet market with the highest market share in 2020.

Wood-fueled systems are commonly used worldwide for residential heating, and recently wood pellets have been replacing traditional firewood.Wood pellet boilers for residential heating applications promise low emissions, high efficiency, and automatic operation.

Wood pellets are used for residential heating in pellet stoves.They are also used in pellet boilers to generate heat, steam, and electricity in the service industry, power generation, and manufacturing.

It is used for power generation and heat generation in the manufacturing and energy sectors, which is driving the wood pellet market. Since the cost of wood pellets remained cheaper than that of other fuels for a long time, it has become a more economical option, addressing the primary concern of the residential sector. As a renewable energy source, wood pellets received incentives and subsidies from the governments in many countries. In recent years, many countries either launched or updated their policies and schemes related to wood pellets for heating applications.

In 2020, Europe contributed to the largest share in the global market.An annual report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agriculture Information Network represents that the wood pellet market in Europe has been relatively unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As per the report, the region consumed ~29 million metric tons of wood pellets in 2018, which makes it the world’s largest pellet market.Wood pellets are used in residential applications for heating purposes and industrial heat and power generation.

The report further states that the region contributes ~30% of world pellet production currently.However, it accounts for the major consumption of wood pellets across the globe.

Italy, Germany, and other such countries are considered as the major growth markets for consuming wood pellets in residential heating applications. The UK is one of the major consumers of wood pellets, followed by Italy and Denmark.

Pacific BioEnergy, Premium Pellet Ltd., Pinnacle Renewable Energy, Enviva, Andritz, Wood & Sons, Graanul Invest, New England Wood Pellet, Tanac, and Energex Pellet Fuel, Inc. are among the major players operating in the wood pellet market.

The overall global wood pellet market size has been derived in accordance with both primary and secondary sources.To begin the research process, exhaustive secondary research has been conducted using internal and external sources to obtain qualitative and quantitative information related to the market.

Also, multiple primary interviews have been conducted with industry participants and commentators to validate the data, as well as to gain more analytical insights into the topic. The participants of this process include industry experts such as VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers, along with external consultants such as valuation experts, research analysts, and key opinion leaders, specializing in the global wood pellet market.

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