ecoprog GmbH

Biomass to Power 2020/2021

The leading standard reference in the industry for electricity generation from solid biomass. The 11th edition of the report includes:

  • specific data on more than 4,400 units in almost 4,200 biomass power plants
  • a description and evaluation of more than 1,000 projects worldwide, including information on the developer, current project status, expected commissioning and fuel type
  • a worldwide market development forecast 2020-2029 by country, including assessment of new constructions, shutdowns and investment volumes based on 770 cost examples
  • an analysis of the existing plant stock by country, e.g. age, feedstock, capacities and competition
  • an analysis of subsidisation schemes (feed-in tariffs, quota systems and auctions), by country, for the world’s most important markets
  • an overview of market factors, fuels, treatment technologies as well as investment and operational costs and revenues (with an exemplary calculation)
  • the description and market shares of all important operators and technology providers
  • In addition, all purchasers of the study will receive access to our BtP database for one year. This is where detailed data on the plants and projects is available, related to, for instance, capacity, status, start of operation, technology, fuel, plant manufacturer and operator. Current projects are described within the scope of a project tracker. All these data are updated on a weekly basis.
  • Additionally, these detailed data can be purchased as MS Excel file.

The study is available in English language starting from 4,400.- EUR plus VAT. Customers of our w&b Monitor will receive a discount starting from 600.- EUR. Further price reductions are possible within the context of a regular subscription.


Richard Mertens
ecoprog GmbH
Tel. +49 221 788 03 88 - 13
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In early 2020, there were about 4,200 active biomass power plants worldwide, reaching an installed electrical capacity of around 72.5 GWel. In our forecast, we expect about 5,450 BMPPs with a capacity of around 90.9 GWel to be commissioned by the end of 2029. The subsidisation of renewable energies and the development of domestic energy sources from existing waste material, e.g. wood waste or bagasse, are the most important reasons for this growth.