Market Development Renewable Energy 2013
Renewable Energy Statistics Austria 2013 released
The energetic utilisation of solid biomass has a long tradition in Austria and is still a very important factor within the renewable energy sector. The consumption of final energy from sold biofuels increased from 142 PJ for 2007 to 179 PJ for 2013. The pellet production in Austria was around 14.9 PJ (880,000 t) in 2012.
Fuels from solid biomass contribute to a CO2 reduction of almost 10 million tons for 2013. The whole sector of solid biofuels accounted a total turnover of 1.334 billion Euros and 13,060 jobs.
Solid biomass – boilers and stoves
In 2012 the market for pellet boilers reached a historic high of sales with an 15 % increase in Austria. 2013 the biomass boiler sales declined: The sales figures of pellet boilers decreased by 14%, the sales of wood log boilers decreased even by over 16 %.
In 2013, on the Austrian market 10,281 pellet boilers, 5,754 wood log boilers and 3,477 wood chip boilers were sold, concerning the whole range of power. Furthermore 2,454 pellet stoves, 7,411 cooking stoves and 14,923 wood log stoves were sold. Austrian biomass boiler manufactures typically export approximately 75 % of their production.
The full report (German with English abstracts) can be found on nachhaltigwirtschaften.at or using the link:
Renewable Energy Statistics Austria 2013 (pdf, 3.9 MB)