The pellet market in Hungary is one of the smallest in Europe. There is no significant domestic demand (some hundred pellet appliances installed in 2008) and the production of pellets is just starting. In 2008, only 5000 tons were produced and a significant share of this was agripellets (Kazai 2009). Especially in South-Eastern Hungary, the production of pellets from mixed biomass might play a role in the future.
A positive step towards further development was the foundation of the Hungarian Pellet Association in 2008 (www.mapellet.hu). According to this source, a number of additional pellet plants are being developed so that Hungary’s production will multiply in 2009. One of these projects alone will establish additional production capacities of 80,000 tons.
Please refer to the Publication section for a comprehensive report on the Hungarian pellet market.