Primary production of solid biomass (not including renewable solid urban waste) has once again increased markedly with 5.6% growth with respect to 2004 (+ 3.091 Mtoe). This growth is mainly due to German production (+ 1.731 Mtoe between 2004 and 2005), that allowed Germany to move closer up to the level of Swedish production (an increase of 0.470 Mtoe). The drop in Finnish production (- 0.8 Mtoe) is linked to a fall in activity of the paper pulp industry in 2005 (after having had a very good year in 2004). This sector supplies a significant share of biomass energy through production of black liqueur and wood waste.
2006 Solid biomass Barometer