Covid-19 & the Biomass Supply Chain

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12 May, 2020

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While it wreaks havoc in many commodity markets, including some wood product markets, the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the wood pellet market has been muted, so far anyway. The main wood pellet end-users have reported little disruption in supply, but some are expecting trouble ahead. Fears are centred on the likely impact on raw material availability. This will affect wood pellet production in all major producing regions to a greater or lesser extent.


In this #CMTBiomass webinar, we have invited the Hawkins Wright team to discuss some of the short-term impacts of the pandemic on pellet supply and what can be expected to happen later in 2020.


Covid-19 & the Biomass Supply Chain – Global Impacts on Availability of Fiber Resources & Wood Pellet Supply

  • COVID-19 and wood fibre availability
  • Challenges that wood pellet producers will face in the coming months
  • Consequences for wood pellet supply
  • Potential impacts on the supply and demand balance in the coming winter


Join us for our webinar where we discuss about Covid-19 & the Biomass Supply Chain,

12 MAY 2020, 15:30 Hrs (GMT +8) 



New dates of our Rescheduled Biomass Events


8 - 10 Sept 2020 / Bangkok, Thailand


4 - 6 Nov 2020 / Tokyo, Japan




John Bingham 

Senior Advisor  

John Bingham is an agricultural economist with over thirty years’ experience as an analyst and consultant in the natural resource industries, initially in agricultural markets and subsequently in metals, chemicals, pulp and paper and most recently in bioenergy markets. He joined Hawkins Wright in 1994. He has been responsible for developing the firm’s bioenergy practice and remains principal author of many private- and multi-client studies. He has undertaken consultancy assignments for individual clients in more than thirty countries.


Rachael Levinson 

Research Manager  


Rachael has been working in the bioenergy sector since 2014, joining Hawkins Wright in August 2017 where she contributes to Hawkins Wright’s monthly Forest Energy Monitor report, the quarterly Outlook for Wood Pellets service and the Asia Pacific Biomass report.


Prior to joining Hawkins Wright, Rachael worked at commodity price reporting agency Argus Media on its biomass editorial team. Her previous role involved price reporting, news coverage and in-depth analysis of the market with a focus on international trade.



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