Biomass to Energy 2013/2014 – The World Market for Biomass Power Plants
The market for biomass power plants will grow throughout the world in the years to come: 3,500 biomass
power plants (BMPPs) will be operational in 2020. This is a growth of almost 50 per cent in 8 years. The
situation is similar for the installed capacities: they will increase from 37.5 GWel today to almost 55 GWel in
The internationally increasing subsidisation of renewable energies is the main reason for this growth.
Biomass has a special status among the renewable energies as generating energy from biomass can follow
the demand – contrary to the energetic use of sun or wind.
The fourth edition of our study analyses the worldwide market for electricity generation from solid biomass.
We have elaborated it in cooperation with energy agencies, public authorities and associations as well as
with operators and plant manufacturers from the segment of electricity generation from biomass.
The analyst version of the report “The World Market for Biomass Power Plants” includes:
- A detailed analysis of all essential political, economic, managerial and technical trends in the construction and operation of biomass power plants.
- A concrete differentiation of the current and future market volumes by country up to and including 2020, based on a transparent and comprehensible methodology.
- An overview on projects, including more than 930 new construction projects, of which more than 260 are currently under construction, more than 100 were approved and more than
500 are being planned or discussed.
- A description and analysis of the most important operators and plant manufacturers of biomass power plants throughout the world.