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PIX Bioenergy and Biomass

Please find the latest PIX bioenergy and Biomass values here.

FOEX Indexes Ltd has the following ongoing solid wood based biomass price index projects:

  • Woody forest biomass (Forestbio)
  • Wood pellets (Pelletsbio)
  • Wood chips for pulp/paper/board production

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Forestbio:

FOEX has currently one official and a few planned price indices concentrating on the prices of woody biomass:

PIX Forest Biomass Finland Index (Published 2nd Tuesday of the month since March 2012)

  • Please find a leaflet of Forest Biomass Finland Index here

Planned indices are

  • Similar adjacent indices as PIX Forest Biomass Finland for Sweden and other Nordics

Pelletsbio:

FOEX has currently two official price indices concentrating on the prices of wood pellets:

PIX Pellet Nordic Index (Published 3rd Tuesday of the month since November 2009)

  • Please find a leaflet of Pellet Nordic Index here

PIX Pellet Continental Index (Published 1st Tuesday of month since December 2011)

  • Please find a leaflet of Pellet Continental Index here

PIX Pellet Nordic CIF index quarterly graph
Austrian Pellet Index

Woodchips:

FOEX has currently two official price indices concentrating on the prices of overseas trade of woodchips for pulp, paper and particle/fiberboard production end-use:

PIX Hardwood Chip Global (Published 3rd Tuesday of the month since March 2014)

PIX Softwood Chip Global (Published 3rd Tuesday of the month since March 2014)

These indices are published in cooperation with WRI (Wood Resources International LLC). Please contact our biomass index coordinator Mr. Tuomo Neuvonen, tuomo(at)foex.fi for more information.

News and other information:

FOEX Bioenergy and biomass. FOEX has launched its PIX Hardwood Chip Global and PIX Softwood Chip Global indices during March in cooperation with WRI (Wood Resources International LLC). The indices concentrate on overseas trade of wood chips for pulp, paper and fiber/particle board end-use. If you have not been contacted yet, and are interested taking part in this as a price data provider, please contact our biomass index coordinator Mr. Tuomo Neuvonen, tuomo(at)foex.fi. As with all FOEX indexes, the names of the participants will be kept strictly confidential. Price discovery process participants receive, in addition to the index values, also our regular market reviews.

We welcome new information providers and affiliates for our indexes. The index history series, graphs and other FOEX products for internal use can be bought through our web pages or by contacting FOEX staff. (Jun 16, 2014)

FOEX Bioenergy and biomass. We are preparing to launch our monthly PIX Forest Biomass Finland Index during March. The index will concentrate on wood chips as well as sawdust and bark produced for energy use in Finland. If you have not been contacted yet, and are interested taking part in this as a price data provider, please contact our biomass index coordinator Mr. Tuomo Neuvonen, tuomo(at)foex.fi. As with all FOEX indexes, the names of the participants will be kept strictly confidential. Price discovery process participants receive, in addition to the index values, also our regular market reviews.

FOEX and proPellets, the Austrian Pellet Industry Association, have agreed on co-operation. proPellets will deliver to FOEX producer/trader prices of medium scale pellet users (delivered in 15-ton lots) in Austria. FOEX and proPellets publish this information as a preliminary sub-index on their webpages. This data will form part of wider wood pellet price indices, under development by FOEX. FOEX has exclusive rights on commercial use of these indices in price agreements and price risk hedging. (Oct 19, 2009)

UK based HawkinsWright has started publishing a newsletter called "Forest Energy Monitor". The newsletter can be subscribed to at: www.hawkinswright.com/forestenergy. (May 14, 2009)

PIX Woodchip Global Indexes Specifications

Based on actual physical deals, data provided by WRI, and customs statistics of woodchips traded overseas for pulp, paper and fiber/particleboard end-use

Separate indices for hard and softwood (PIX Hardwood Chip Global and PIX Softwood Chip Global)
Prices in USD per oven-dry metric tonne
Terms of delivery: CIF, closest port to the end-use location
If other than above mentioned units are used, FOEX uses transformation coefficients for those

Prices are monthly prices from two months before the publishing month (E.g. Data: Jan. -> published:Mar.), or quarterly prices.

PIX Forest Biomass Finland Index Specification

Based on actual physical deals of forest residues and wood based industry byproducts in Finland
PIX Forest Biomass Finland Index includes both forest residues and industry byproducts
Net prices and quantities per € and MWh without taxes
Terms of delivery: reported for chipped/crushed material delivered to the place of use
If other than above mentioned units are used, FOEX uses transformation coefficients for those
Prices are actual monthly prices from two months before the publishing month (E.g. Data: Jan. -> published:Mar.)

PIX Pellet Continental Medium Scale Index Specification

Net prices for ENPlus-A2/ÖNORM M 7135 wood pellets
Lot size: 26 tons in Germany, 17 tons in Austria
Net prices in Euro/ton
Terms of delivery: delivered at end client's warehouse in Germany/Austria within 50 km distance
Prices are without taxes but including loading costs
Prices are latest actual monthly prices

PIX Pellet Nordic Industrial Index Specification

Prices for wood pellets with diameter of 6-10 mm, max ash content of 3%, moisture content below 10% and net calorific value ≥ 16,5 GJ/t
Prices are reported in Euro/MWh or Euro/ton. Prices in Euro/ton are transformed into Euro/MWh using the coefficient of 4.8 unless otherwise informed by the price reporter
Terms of delivery: CIF Baltic Sea port or North Sea Port (for sea transport) and DDU (for truck or rail transport)
Net prices without taxes
Prices are latest actual monthly delivery prices