Place: Europe
Year(s): 2003-2005
Sector: Biomass & Bioenergy

Solid Biofuels in Europe. Market analysis and opportunities for European development

Dissemination Leaflet Pellets for Europe – Italian version only


The development of Biomass collecting and application systems for civilian and industrial use is experiencing an exceptionally positive growth in Europe.

“Pellet” constitutes the most modern addition to the instruments for covering the need to identify conversion systems, for Biomass of forestry and agricultural origin, which enable an easy use and application.

The diffusion of “pellet” as the most modern form of the most ancient solid fuel used by “man” encounters, despite its fast rise, notable barriers of technical, economic and strategic nature.


The Pellet for Europe project aims to identify systems to facilitate the development of the European market for pellet stemming from agricultural and wood residues.

Pellets for Europe is the result of three different projects favored by the European Commission, which have been put together in one single two year long project being brought forward by 17 European partners.

The general objectives of the project are the following:

  • To stimulate new European markets for pellet stemming from wood residues
  • To stimulate a new market for pellet stemming from agricultural residues
  • To analyze state of the art collecting and conversion technologies
  • Analysis of the main regulatory barriers in the European areas which have been selected
  • To support Public Administrations with programs of diffusion and support
  • To create national and regional networks for monitoring and promotion
  • To bring together key subjects in the production, distribution and application sectors of biomass

For further information visit the project website.

Some specific sections in the project website that are interesting for Italian actors:


Pellets in Southern Europe
Market data
Finding contacts in database
Case Stories

Workshop: The Italian Pellets Market, Florence 11 April 2005.

Supported by the European Commission DG TREN within the ALTENER Programme.

Project Partners
ETA Renewable Energies, Florence
DK – Teknik Denmark
Kan Energy, Sweden
WIP – Munich
EUBIA Brussels