The Belgian country report [1,173 KB]
by Didier Marchal and Yves Ryckmans covers amongst others the financial support measures for biomass, current developments in biomass certification systems, a comprehensive section on biomass technology development, and a detailed overview of the Belgian biomass market, including international trade.
The Brazil country report [267 KB]
by Arnaldo Walter, Paulo Dolzan and Erik Piacente. Brazil has tradition on biomass production and use. The country fulfils the main required conditions regarding large-scale production of biomass, such as land availability, adequate weather conditions, inexistency of particular constraints regarding labour and the domain both of biomass-production and biomass-conversion technologies in the agricultural and in the industrial sides. This report describes the Brazilian experience on large-scale production of ethanol and on wood from planted forests (including for charcoal production). Brazilian experiences and perspectives on international biotrade are also addressed.
The country report for Canada [139 KB]
by Douglas Bradley, updated May 2006. It covers the policy setting, biomass volumes and usage (especially the production of ethanol, bio-oil and wood pellets), imports and exports of biomass and barriers to increased production and trade.
Published in April 2006, by Jussi Heinimö and Eija Alakangas: Solid and Liquid Biofuels Markets in Finland– a study on international biofuels trade, [4,350 KB]
IEA Bioenergy Task 40 and EUBIONET II Country Report of Finland,
Published in June 2007, the Italian country report [154 KB]
written for T40 by Filippo and Silvia Vivarelli (ETA Florence). It covers amongst other the current use of biomass, biomass prices, biofuels policies and international biomass trade.
The full updated Norwegian country report of July 2006 can be downloaded here. [94 KB]
A powerpoint presentation [214 KB]
of the main results is also available.
The Swedish country report [87 KB]
by Erik Ling and Bo Hektor.
The country report [410 KB]
for the Netherlands by Martin Junginger, Marc de Wit and André Faaij, updated in 2006.
The UK country report [391 KB]
by Frank Rosillo-Calle and Miles Perry treats topics such as biomass support policies, the biomass CHP market, the wood pellet market, co-firing developments and prospects for international bioenergy trade.