Global power plants using biofuels have increased by 5 GW since 2016, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
The growth of biomass use is noted mainly in China. Europe holds second place in increasing the number of pellets, briquettes and hog fuel use. Third place is occupied by South America.
It is known that the Chinese industry uses the most coal in the world. This country has one of the most polluted atmospheres in the world. At the same time, China has adopted a program for switching to biofuels where possible. It produces several million tons of wood and agroindustrial granules for local use. A small amount of biofuels is imported from neighboring countries. Chinese energy facilities do not require expensive and high-quality biofuels but consume low-quality local pellets and briquettes.
European companies, on the contrary, are actively cooperating with Russian and Ukrainian producers of pellets, briquettes and hog fuel increasing the import of this biofuel.