Japanese wood pellet mills utilize a variety of raw materials, with almost half of the total raw material consisting of shavings, but also a significant amount of bark and forest residues. Wood pellets may play a limited but significant role in the renewable portfolios of Japan, South Korea and China. Biomass’s appeal isn’t restricted to Japan. In the U.K., Drax Group Plc has converted two coal units to burn wood pellets at its power plant in Selby, northern England.
In 2009, Japan imported around 49,000 tons of wood pellets, which were mainly from Canada. Now, Japan is exploring the opportunities to imports pellets from Australia, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Canada and U. October 8, 2015 – The top five export destinations for Canadian wood pellets in 2014 were United Kingdom, United States, Italy, South Korea, and Japan. January 28, 2016: Emerging Pellet Markets in Asia – Presentation to Western Forest Industry Conference. December 15, 2015: Wood Pellet Opportunities in Japan – Presentation to Canada’s Ambassador to Japan.
Buy Lead from Japan. WANTED: Wood Pellets Dear Sir/Madam, We would like to receive the best and specific quotes from qualified suppliers of wood pellets. During the laboratory scale production, pellets from wooden parts of Japanese cedar (sugi, Cryptomeria japonica) and Japanese oak (konara, Quercus serrata) trees were heat- treated in an inert gas oven under nitrogen atmosphere around 170 C – 320 C. The Japan Wood Pellet Association reports that there are 55 wood pellet manufacturing facilities in Japan (Japan Wood Pellet Association 2010).
Global Wood Pellet Market Report 2014
This statistic displays the volume of Canadian wood pellet exports to Japan and South Korea from 2012 to 2014. In 2013, exports to South Korea surpassed exports to Japan, totaling over 113,000 tons of wood pellets.