Catchment Area Analysis of Forest Management and Market Trends: Amite BioEnergy

The Drax Forestry team reviews evidence suggesting the Amite pellet plant has had a neutral to positive impact on the forest resource and market trends.

The aim of this analysis is to evaluate the trends occurring in the forestry sector around the plant and to determine what impact the pellet mill may have had in influencing those trends, positively or negatively. This includes the impact of increased harvesting levels, changes in carbon stock and sequestration rate, wood prices and the production of all wood products.

Read the full report: Catchment Area Analysis of Forest Management and Market Trends: Amite BioEnergy (UK metric version). A short summary of its analysis and conclusions, written by our forestry team, can be read here. An interview with the author, Dr Harrison Hood, Forest Economist and Principal at Hood Consulting, can be read here.

This is part of a series of catchment area analyses around the forest biomass pellet plants supplying Drax Power Station with renewable fuel. Others in the series include: Morehouse BioEnergy.

Explore every delivery of wood to Amite BioEnergy using our ForestScope data transparency tool.