In 2009, four pellet producers with a total production capacity of 185,000 tons are operating in Slovenia. Three of these producers rely on exports to the Italian market as they produce according to Italian standards / certifications. At least six major traders are exporting pellets. At the moment, the biggest share of wood pellets is exported.
Pellet consumption is relatively small in Slovenia except for two power plants which are purchasing pellets to substitute charcoal. The two power plants are in Trbovlje and in Sostanj and use low quality pellets for combustion.
Slovenia has a great potential regarding wood biomass resulting from the abundance of forestland. The domestic consumption is also rising and large-scale consumers, namely several power plants, use low quality pellets for co-combustion.
Please refer to the Publication section for a comprehensive report on the Slovenian pellet market.