After coal, forest-rich Finland will need to import biomass to keep warm

FILE PHOTO: Piles of logs await processing at the UPM paper mill in Kajaani, Finland, July 21, 2008. REUTERS/Bob Strong/File Photo

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OSLO (Reuters) - Finland faces having to import biomass because, despite being Europe’s most densely forested country, it will be unable to meet an expected 70% rise in demand for the fuel after it phases out coal.

Finland approved in February banning the use of coal in energy production by May 2029, which means utilities will have to find alternatives to keep Finns warm as coal currently accounts for around 20% of the energy used for household heating.

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Source: Reuters

 

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