Factsheet: Price index of biomass

Price index of biomass

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Price Index of biomass
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Indice de precios de la Biomasa (IPB)
The price index for domestic pellet in Spain is calculated quarterly by conducting a survey of firms in the Spanish market that are distributing pellet to end customers. The data obtained are analyzed statistically and the following calculations are performed: Average price: average price for the quarter expressed in €/Ton and €/kWh for different formats (1 sack, 1 pallet) Quarterly IPB: percentage change in the average price of biomass of a quarter versus the previous quarter. Annual IPB: percentage change in the average price of the annual biomass in comparison to the previous year.
The price index of biomass in Spain helps minimize the investment risk both for investors in the biomass industry and end users (residential and industrial).
Responsible Authority: 
AVEBIOM Asociacion española de la Valorización Energética de la Biomasa. Spanish Biomass Association.


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