News / R&D

KPA Unicon delivers biomass boiler plant to Russia Unicon Biograte steam boiler plant for Sokol Timber Company, city of Sokol in Vologda region. Read more
Maguin Promill and Promill Stolz become one company Read more
KPA Unicon to supply a biomass-fired boiler plant to Stora Enso sawmill in Sweden Read more
First international standards in solid biofuels published Read more
Replacing coal with wood pellets will reduce climate impacts of Salmisaari power plant Read more

Analytics and publications / R&D

Maurice Daniels, Area Manager at CPM Europe B.V.
We live in turbulent times, full of challenges and opportunities. A devaluating ruble means good business for exporting wood pellet producers who invested in their equipment at better valuta rates. This counts for the Siberian producers focused at China/ Japan/ Korea, or for those focused at the EU from western Russia. Read more
Canada is one of the main Russian competitors in the pellet production
The total capacity of the existing 34 mills is 2.6 million ton told Gordon Murray at the European Pellet Conference in Wels March 2011. It is comparable to the total capacity of the Russian pellet mills. Read more
Outcome of 2010 - the pellet production in Russia
The biofuel production and the domestic Russian market are developing. The last 2010 was both successful and unlucky year for the young biofuel Russian industry. While speaking about figures and biofuel branch by itself it is necessary to stress that according to different statistics the pellet production is increased in Russia in 2010 compare to 2009. Read more
Dr. Heinz Kopetz AEBIOM European Biomass Association, The impact of the European energy policy on the further development of the European pellets market
In 2009, the European Union – the Commision, the Parliament and the council - decided upon a new energy and climate policy. This policy was summarized under the heading 20 :20:20, meaning that until the year 2020 - the C0² emissions should be reduced by 20% as compared to 1990 - the energy efficiency should be increased by 20% as compared to a business as usual scenario - the share of renewable energy sources (RES) such as biomass, hydro, wind, solar should be increased in the energy mix from 8,5% in 2005 to 20% in 2020. Read more
Russia is willing to play one of the main roles in the solid biofuel production in the near future in Europe
The Russian biofuel market is developing very rapidly. There are new positive biofuel and bioenergy tendencies in this country in 2010. The main of them are below. Read more