Considering the experience of administering the Biomass Exchange, the suggestions expressed by the Biomass Exchange participants and seeking to ensure that as much local raw materials can be used for biomass production, BALTPOOL International Biomass Exchange (hereinafter – the Operator), proposes:

1. The launch of a new product SM3D, produced only from dry logging residues. This product would differ from the current SM3 product in that it would be a dry biomass fuel using logging residues.

The product was selected after evaluating Finland’s long-standing practice of using fuel of this specification and performing tests with individual market participants in Lithuania. The results show that the presence leaves and needles – the main challenge for biomass users – is eliminated by leaving the logging residues to rest before shredding.

We believe that the listing of this product on the Biomass Exchange will increase the share of purchased biomass produced using local raw material – felling residues.

2. Other minor adjustments to the product specifications:

2.1. It is determined that bark and sawdust will not be added during production of SM1, SM1W, SM2 and SM3D products. However, these residues will continue to be used in the production of the SM3 product.

2.2. It is clarified that when referring to the raw material category of the SM2 product “whole trees without roots”, both unforested trees from forestland and non-forestland are meant.

If you have any comments or suggestions for product replacement proposals, please send them to us via e-mail: biomass@baltpool.eu by March 23, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact: Vaidotas Jonutis, e-mail: vaidotas.jonutis@baltpool.eu

Thank you for your cooperation.

The technical specification of wood chips products can be found HERE.