Germany’s waste wood market continues to be broadly balanced at a low level, similar to the situation seen over the summer. A large number of scheduled, unscheduled and unexpectedly long biomass power plant stoppages are still making a dent in demand. These facilities are "apparently in no hurry” to finish inspection work given lower electricity prices, one power plant operator said, talking about the lengthy stoppages. The biomass power sector and the wood-based panel industry alike have good to very good amounts of waste wood on stock in preparation for winter.
A majority of market participants think that the market will remain stable at the current level between now and the year’s end. Respondents told EUWID that only minor corrections were envisaged between now and then, especially in cases where prices had not been adjusted as much in the past months.
The German National Fuel Emissions Trading Act (BEHG) and the Emissions Reporting Ordinance (EBeV) caused a lot of confusion in the industry, for instance about the waste wood grades falling into its scope and the standard fossil content rates which would apply to them.
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