Distribution Channels and Supporting Institutions
Commitment and long-term market presence are of utmost importance for German companies in choosing their suppliers. Foreign companies interested in selling wood pellets and briquettes in Germany can look for potential business markets in sector specific b2b markets. The Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy supports this sector with several instruments and has established a website that contains sectoral information and a list of companies active in the solid biomass and biofuels area.
The Agency for Renewable Resources (FNR) is the central advising agency in renewable resources in Germany. Its main function is to support research and development projects and provide information and advice in the field of renewable resources. It also supports the market introduction of products made from renewable resources. Associations like the Bioenergy Association (BBE), the Association of the German Biofuel Industry (VDB) and the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) can also be of great help in finding German companies looking for bioenergy suppliers.