Transformation through innovation: leveraging the forest energy opportunity

Transformation through innovation: leveraging the forest energy opportunity

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Forest, Paper & Packaging players around the world can no longer take wood fibre availability for granted. There is more than one factor at work, but of increasing force is the demand from energy providers who see forest (or woody) biomass as an important renewable energy source. This is clearly a challenge for FPP players, as competition for feedstock from new entrants to the market heats up. This competition can be expected to intensify as demand for traditional wood fibre-based products recovers. However, this is also a significant business opportunity for the established players in the fibre value chain - timberland owners, forest management and harvesting businesses, logistics companies and the wood processing industries.

At PwC, we have long provided a wide range of services to the FPP industries through our strong global network of professionals serving the sector. Though this we have gained a deep knowledge of fibre value chains. Building on this experience with the FPP industries, we work in cooperation with our colleagues serving the energy and government sectors amongst others, to support public and private sector stakeholders alike in their projects in the energy wood space. This document outlines the services that we provide to the various stakeholders, provides examples of the work we have completed, and sets out some of the thought leadership that we have published. We offer services in a number of areas including

  • Feasibility studies & strategic planning
  • Market analysis
  • Regulatory advice
  • Renewables subsidy innovation and policy consulting
  • Financial advice
  • Transactions consulting
  • Clean Development Mechanism project