Solid biomass barometer 2017

225-Biomasse-FR+3% growth of primary energy consumption from solid biomass in the EU between 2015 and 2016

Although 2016 was globally the hottest year on record for the third time running, it was cooler in some key European Union countries, which resulted in additional heating requirements, and thus wood fuel consumption. This trend pushed European Union solid biomass consumption (excluding charcoal) to the 100-Mtoe threshold in 2016, 98.5 Mtoe to be exact, and a rise of 2.9 Mtoe.