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After Brexit Fallout, U.S. Pellet Exports Could Significantly Increase
August 25, 2016
Since the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union, stocks have both plummeted and skyrocketed
and then balanced out again. It's still very early on in the divorce process, but the immediate aftermath might
not be as devastating for the U.K. as some originally expected. However, the future economic impacts could
still be quite extreme.

Brexit is already negatively affecting global energy sourcing, especially the relationships between Russia and
the rest of the EU. However, while Europe deals with the Brexit fallout, the U.S. wood pellet energy industry
is capitalizing on the affair to reach new customers around the world.

North America's demand for bulk wood pellets is projected to exceed five million metric tons by 2025, and that
amount could significantly increase if you consider the global demand for U.S. biomass.

There has been a recent spike in interest in generating carbon-neutral energy pellet fuel, which can be derived from wood byproducts like sawdust. Wood fuel is a great alternative to fossil fuels, and according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Renewable Energy Lab, utilizing bulk wood pellets alongside coal actually reduces the emissions of air pollutants.

So for the U.K. to meet its energy goals and emissions levels, and to avoid depending on other fossil fuel energy too much, wood energy is looking even more attractive than ever.

"Biomass generation provides significant greenhouse gas benefits to the U.K., due to reduced fossil fuel combustion," said Amber Rudd, the U.K.'s then Secretary for Energy and Climate Change. "In addition, demand for wood pellets also delivers compelling carbon and societal benefits to the United States."

Although Brexit could prevent some foreign energy imports to the U.S., wood energy exports will continue to help fuel Britain and the U.S., both in terms of energy and the economy.

From 2012 to 2013, wood pellet exports from the U.S. went from 1.6 million short tons to 3.2 million short tons. More than 98% of those exports were delivered to the EU and 99% of exports originated from the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. Ultimately, Brexit might represent a major opportunity for the U.S. wood pellet industry.

The best time to purchase wood pellets -- which are about $4 per 40-pound bag -- is in the summer. That's because people aren't worrying about heating costs as much.

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