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Wood pellets Market Research Report Information By Application (Heating, Power Generation, CHP), By End-use (Residential, Commercial, Industrial) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/PNT/8566-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh| June 2024

Global Wood Pellets Market Overview


Wood pellets Market Size was valued at USD 8.9 Billion in 2022. The wood pellets industry is projected to grow from USD 9.41 Billion in 2023 to USD 14.78 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.80% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Increased demand for carbon neutral and sustainable fuel continues and increased support from biomass boiler grants presenting lucrative opportunities are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Wood pellets Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Wood pellets Market Trends




  • Growing demand for renewable energy sources is driving the market growth




The wood pellets market is experiencing a surge in demand driven by the global transition towards renewable energy sources. With increasing concerns over climate change and environmental sustainability, there is a growing emphasis on reducing carbon emissions and reliance on fossil fuels. Wood pellets, derived from sustainably managed forests and biomass residues, serve as a clean and renewable alternative for heating and power generation. The rising adoption of wood pellets in residential, commercial, and industrial applications, coupled with supportive government policies and incentives, is fueling the expansion of the wood pellets market worldwide. This factor drives the market CAGR.


Additionally, the wood pellets market is witnessing significant growth due to the expansion of biomass energy infrastructure globally. Governments and energy companies are investing in biomass power plants and co-firing facilities to integrate wood pellets into the existing energy mix. Biomass power generation offers flexibility and reliability, complementing intermittent renewable energy sources like wind and solar. Additionally, advancements in biomass combustion technologies and logistics infrastructure are improving the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of wood pellets as a biomass fuel. This trend is driving the development of new wood pellet production facilities and logistics networks to meet the growing demand for biomass energy.


A notable trend in the wood pellets market is the increasing adoption of pellet heating systems and cogeneration technologies. Pellet stoves, boilers, and furnaces are gaining popularity in residential and commercial buildings as efficient and environmentally friendly heating solutions. Additionally, cogeneration systems, which simultaneously produce heat and electricity from wood pellets, are being deployed in district heating networks, industrial facilities, and combined heat and power (CHP) plants. These systems offer energy independence, cost savings, and reduced emissions compared to conventional heating and power generation methods, driving the uptake of wood pellets in decentralized energy systems. For instance, in August 2020, Enviva Partners, LP, a leading global energy company specializing in sustainable wood bioenergy, announced the acquisition of a world-class wood pellet production plant in Waycross, Georgia. Thus, driving the wood pellets market revenue.


Wood Pellets Market Segment Insights


Wood Pellets Application Insights


The wood pellets market segmentation, based on Application includes Heating, Power Generation, CHP. The dominant category is heating, primarily due to the widespread adoption of wood pellets as a renewable and efficient fuel source for residential, commercial, and industrial heating applications. Wood pellets offer clean combustion, high energy density, and convenient storage and handling, making them ideal for heating purposes. Meanwhile, the fastest-growing category is Power Generation, driven by the increasing demand for biomass energy and renewable electricity generation.


Wood pellets End-use Insights


The wood pellets market segmentation, based on End-use, includes Residential, Commercial, and Industrial. The dominant category is residential, primarily due to the widespread adoption of wood pellets as a heating fuel in households. Wood pellets offer homeowners an efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional fossil fuels for heating purposes, contributing to reduced carbon emissions and lower heating costs. Additionally, the fastest-growing category is Industrial, driven by the increasing utilization of wood pellets in various industrial processes, such as manufacturing, drying, and steam generation.


Figure1: Wood Pellets Market, by End-use, 2022&2032 (USD Billion)


 Wood Pellets Market, by End-use, 2022&2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Wood pellets Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American wood pellets market area will dominate this market, owing to boasts abundant forest resources and well-established forestry practices, providing a sustainable and reliable source of raw materials for wood pellet production. In addition, the growing number of establishing health clubs and fitness facilities will boost market growth in this region.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2 : WOOD PELLETS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


WOOD PELLETS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe wood pellets market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the sustainability and traceability of wood pellet production, fostering consumer confidence and market growth. Further, the German wood pellets market held the largest market share, and the UK wood pellets market was the fastest growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Wood pellets Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to rapid urbanization and industrialization, driving an increase in energy demand and prompting the search for alternative and sustainable fuel sources. Moreover, China’s wood pellets market held the largest market share, and the Indian wood pellets market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Wood pellets Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the wood pellets market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, wood pellets industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the wood pellets industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the wood pellet industry has offered some of the most significant advantages. Major players in the wood pellets market, including Energex, Enviva LP, Graanul Invest, Drax Biomass, Pinnacle, Sinclar Group Forest Products, Lauzon, Wood Pellet Energy (UK) Ltd.  ,United Company, Highland Pellets LLC, Groupe Savoie Inc., and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Viet Phat Energy Co. LTD is a company based in Vietnam that specializes in the production and distribution of wood pellets. Viet Phat Energy has emerged as a prominent player in the biomass energy sector, leveraging Vietnam's rich forestry resources and advanced manufacturing capabilities to produce high-quality wood pellets for domestic and international markets. In February 2020, An Viet Phat Energy Co. LTD. announced plans to build a US$ 51.6 million timber processing factory in the Vung Ang economic zone in the Ky Anh Township of the central province of Ha Tinh in the North-central coast of Vietnam. The annual production capacity of this plant is expected to be 187,200 tons.


Drax Group PLC is a leading energy company headquartered in Selby, United Kingdom. Established in 1974, Drax Group has transformed from a traditional coal-fired power station operator to a diversified energy company focused on sustainable and renewable energy solutions. The United Kingdom's energy company Drax Group PLC announced the acquisition of Canada-based wood pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. in February 2021. With the addition of Pinnacle's 11 sites, Drax owns 17 pellet plants and development projects.


Key Companies in the wood pellets market include



  • Energex

  • Enviva LP

  • Graanul Invest

  • Drax Biomass

  • Pinnacle

  • Sinclar Group Forest Products

  • Lauzon

  • Highland Pellets LLC

  • Groupe Savoie Inc.

  • Wood Pellet Energy (UK) Ltd. 

  • United Company


Wood pellets Industry Developments


April 2021: Enviva, a global renewable energy company specializing in sustainable wood bioenergy, and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL), a leading international marine transport group, signed an MoU agreement to develop and deploy an environmentally friendly bulk carrier.


April 2018: The Westervelt Company announced plans to expand its lumber manufacturing capacity in South Alabama, the U.S. The new mill is expected to produce 250 million board feet of lumber annually.


Wood pellets Market Segmentation


Wood pellets Application Outlook



  • Heating

  • Power Generation

  • CHP


Wood pellets End-use Outlook



  • Residential

  • Commercial

  •  Industrial


Wood pellets Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada





  • ·Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 8.9Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 9.41Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 14.78Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.80%(2024-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Application, End-use, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, AsiaPacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  Energex, Enviva LP, Graanul Invest, Drax Biomass, Pinnacle, Sinclar Group Forest Products, Lauzon, Wood Pellet Energy (UK) Ltd.  ,United Company, Highland Pellets LLC, Groupe Savoie Inc.
Key Market Opportunities ·         Rising demand for carbon neutral and sustainable fuel continues
Key Market Dynamics ·         Increased support from biomass boiler grants presenting lucrative opportunities


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The wood pellets market size was valued at USD 8.9Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.80% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share in the global market

The key players in the market are Energex, Enviva LP, Graanul Invest, Drax Biomass, Pinnacle, Sinclar Group Forest Products, Lauzon, Wood Pellet Energy (UK) Ltd. ,United Company, Highland Pellets LLC, Groupe Savoie Inc.

The Heating category dominated the market in 2022.

The Residential based had the largest share in the global market.

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