Site Potentials for Biomass Power Plants in Poland (Analyst Version)

  • ID: 2474856
  • February 2013
  • Region: Poland
  • 111 Pages
  • Ecoprog
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Site Potentials for Biomass Power Plants in Poland (Analyst Version)

The Polish market for renewable energies has reached a turning point. The new Polish Act on Renewable Energy Sources entails new opportunities for developing biomass power plant projects, for instance at locations of the wood or furniture industry.

At present, mono-incinerators at such locations produce less than five per cent of the Polish electricity from biomass. Most potentially favourable locations have not yet been developed.

Instead, almost 80 per cent of the biomass electricity and more than a third of the renewable energies in Poland are generated through co-incinerating biomass in coal power plants.

The new Polish Act on Renewable Energy Sources is scheduled to come into effect in the second half of 2013. According to this law, the support of co-incinerators should decrease significantly in the future. By contrast, smaller biomass power plants, mono-incinerators and electricity generation by using CHP technology should receive stronger support. At the same time, the goals in terms of developing and boosting renewable energies are once again increasing.

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Preface for the analyst version


Management Summary

Part 1: Legislation and market

1 Country data
1.1 Population
1.2 Administration
1.3 Economic structure and development

2 The electricity market in Poland
2.1 Electricity consumption
2.2 Electricity generation
2.3 Key players in the energy market

3 Renewable energy and CHP legislation
3.1 European background
3.2 General system of green certificates
3.3 Biomass requirements
3.4 CHP support
3.5 Green heat support
3.6 Future legislation

4 Current market
4.1 Renewable energy and certificate prices
4.2 Biomass plants and capacities
4.3 Competition
4.4 Biomass consumption
4.5 Outlook

Part 2: Solid biomass streams

5 Forest wood residues
5.1 Forest area
5.2 Players
5.3 Amounts
5.4 Energetic use
5.5 Market and prices

6 Wood processing industry
6.1 Sawmills: amounts and sources of residues
6.2 Furniture industry: amounts and sources of residues
6.3 Panel industry: amounts and sources of residues
6.4 Pulp and paper industry: amounts and sources of residues
6.5 Pellet producers: amounts and sources

7 Agricultural biomass
7.1 Straw: amounts and sources
7.2 Rapeseed meal and oil cake: amounts and sources
7.3 Cereal bran: amounts and sources
7.4 Energy crops: amounts and sources

8 Recycling wood and landscape residues
8.1 Players and competition
8.2 Waste amounts
8.3 Energetic use
8.4 Prices / gate fees
8.5 Biomass plants
8.6 Reforms of the waste business
8.7 Landscape residues

9 Export / import
9.1 Export
9.2 Import


Table of figures

Figure 1: Density of population and 10 largest cities
Figure 2: Voivodeships in Poland
Figure 3: Voivodeship borders
Figure 4: Shares of national income
Figure 5: Forecast of GDP development in Poland
Figure 6: Demand for electricity in Poland [TWh]
Figure 7: Estimated demand for electricity in Poland [TWh]
Figure 8: Electricity production in Poland [TWh]
Figure 9: Structure of electricity production in Poland (2011)
Figure 10: Structure of renewable electricity production in Poland (2011)
Figure 11: Business breakdown structure of electricity production in Poland (2011)
Figure 12: Prices of electricity for final consumers who do not exercise the right to choose the seller [PLN/MWh]
Figure 13: Number of customers who exercise the right to choose the seller
Figure 14: Number of public tenders for the purchase of electricity
Figure 15: Value of contracts signed in 2010 by the largest market participants [million PLN]
Figure 16: Targets of the EU member states for the development of electricity generation from solid biomass
Figure 17: Scheme of the process of issuing RES certificates
Figure 18: Development of Renewable Energy Obligations
Figure 19: Minimal shares of biomass from agriculture
Figure 20: Quotas for CHP certificates
Figure 21: Comparison of target levels
Figure 22: Initial values of correction indices for new biomass plants
Figure 23: Minimal share of agricultural biomass of the total fuel stream fed to the boiler
Figure 24: Demand and supply in the Polish electricity business
Figure 25: Price development of green certificates
Figure 26: Estimated income of producers per unit of renewable electricity
Figure 27: Current and planned biomass incinerators in Poland
Figure 28: Development of electricity production from solid biomass per type of plant
Figure 29: Biomass co-incinerating power plants in Poland
Figure 30: Biomass mono-incinerating plants in cooperation with coal power plants
Figure 31: Biomass mono-incinerating plants
Figure 32: Competition in the biomass-to-power market
Figure 33: Development of biomass consumption
Figure 34: Type of biomass consumption
Figure 35: Biomass streams for power generation
Figure 36: Price development of biomass in the commercial power business
Figure 37: Biomass power plants planned or under construction
Figure 38: Land cover in Poland
Figure 39: Woodland in Europe
Figure 40: Forest area and wood yield in Poland
Figure 41: State Forests administration areas
Figure 42: Wood yield and its management in certain RDLP regions
Figure 43: Comparison of forestation rate, wood yield and prices in certain RDLP areas
Figure 44: Wood residues from wood processing industries
Figure 45: Structure of sawmill and planing industry in Poland
Figure 46: The largest companies of the sawmill industry in Poland
Figure 47: Sawmills in Poland
Figure 48: Prices of round softwood for pallets
Figure 49: Structure of the furniture industry in Poland
Figure 50: Furniture manufacturers in Poland
Figure 51: Structure of wood waste generated in the furniture industry
Figure 52: Structure of the panel industry in Poland
Figure 53: Locations of the panel producing industry in Poland
Figure 54: Structure of wood waste generated in the wood-based panels industry
Figure 55: Structure of the pulp and paper industry in Poland
Figure 56: Main locations of the pulp and paper industry in Poland
Figure 57: Polish wood pellet producers
Figure 58: Polish wood pellet production
Figure 59: Producers of straw pellets in Poland
Figure 60: Cereal crops by cultivated area
Figure 61: Structure of the fat and oil industry in Poland
Figure 62: Large producers of rapeseed meal in Poland
Figure 63: Manufacturers of grain mill products
Figure 64: The largest cereal bran mills in Poland
Figure 65: Cereal bran price development in Poland
Figure 66: Distribution of energy crops in Poland (hectares)
Figure 67: Sources of non-MSW waste in Poland
Figure 68: Structure of construction waste in Poland
Figure 69: MSW amounts and separately collected waste streams
Figure 70: MSW production and generation
Figure 71: Waste disposal and treatment
Figure 72: Landfill and incinerator gate fees in Poland
Figure 73: Fees for the disposal on landfill sites
Figure 74: Implementation of new municipal responsibilities
Figure 75: Waste-to-Energy projects in Poland
Figure 76: Volume of imported biomass from the oil and fats industry
Figure 77: Volume of imported biomass from the oil and fats industry

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