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Carretero Moreno, Juan, 2013. PELDEX : a global pellet price and storage volume index. First cycle, G2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Energy and Technology

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PELDEX is a long term project with the goal to create an index on global scale for prices and storage volumes of pellets. Its aim is to increase the transparency in the bioenergy market. The aim of the current thesis was to evaluate different ways to collect price information from pellet producers. For that a database of global pellet producers was updated and used. Information was obtained by two methods: Sending online questionnaires and checking company websites. To evaluate and verify the obtained results and as an additional source of information, national indices and price series already available were also collected and compiled.
As the response frequency of the price questionnaire was relatively low it was concluded that questionnaire design and timing of questionnaire submissions could be further developed as well as other ways to strengthen the links between the investigators and the respondents. By weighting the compiled pellet price statistics a global pellet price index was nevertheless constructed. The gathered statistics also indicated some other interesting results, e.g. that the price developments of the Swedish and North American markets differed from other markets, and the similarities of the central European price curves.

Main title:PELDEX
Subtitle:a global pellet price and storage volume index
Authors:Carretero Moreno, Juan
Supervisor:Vinterbäck, Johan
Examiner:Johansson, Tord
Series:Examensarbete / Institutionen för energi och teknik, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:2013:07
Year of Publication:2013
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:None
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology
Keywords:Pellet, Bioenergy, Biofuel, Biomass, Price index, Storage volume, Renewable energy
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-3236
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-3236
Subjects:Trade, marketing and distribution
Renewable energy resources
Language:English
Deposited On:08 May 2014 13:34
Metadata Last Modified:08 May 2014 13:34

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