According to Germany's Mechanical Engineering Industry Association, weak industrial production worldwide and growing protectionism have left their mark on the export balance of mechanical engineering companies from Germany.

Mild weather during the autumn and winter period has impacted harvesting operations in some parts of Södra’s forestry operations area. Harvesting operations will now be diverted to land with sufficient soil compaction to prevent driving damage.

Enviva's co-founder and executive vice president of sales and marketing Thomas Meth says the global production of pellets will grow to 57 million tons by 2028. This will be facilitated by growing demand in Asian markets - only in Japan, the demand for pellets will exceed 7.7 million tons per year by 2028.