Recently, Sara-Lisa Wallskog, responsible for Waste-to-Energy and country manager for Sweden at our location in Copenhagen, received an invitation to give a presentation at Profu, an independent consultancy that deals with energy, waste and transport issues. A good opportunity to present the Brüning Group and its portfolio, coupled with our extensive knowledge of the German market. As we are also growing strongly internationally at the same time, we also have valuable market knowledge about other countries, such as Italy, which we are happy to share.
For 20 years, Profu has been mapping the prices or purchase fees, supply and demand on the Swedish fuel markets (RDF, recycled wood chips, sorted waste fuel and biofuel) and the main factors affecting the development on each market. The data is derived from Profu’s continuous monitoring of the markets, recurring in-depth interviews with representatives of suppliers and users, as well as other industry players in Sweden, Norway, the UK and other countries.
Sweden has sourced most of its imports from the UK and Norway over the last 10 years. Due to the pandemic situation in Europe and the related impact on waste streams, as well as other factors, Swedish power plants are now increasingly looking to other countries to secure their waste streams. Sara-Lisa Wallskog spoke in her presentation about the current situation, but also about how, for example, the flood disaster has affected the German market and how we at the Brüning Group see the development of waste streams in Germany and Italy. Both markets are extremely interesting and Italy in particular is a growing market for Scandinavia. In Italy, many landfills are being closed and other ways have to be found to dispose of the waste. In our estimation, we will therefore see more and more Italian waste in Scandinavia.
Other topics of the presentation were the waste wood market in Germany and in the Benelux countries and the freight market, which is probably the biggest challenge at the moment. The increasing prices and their impact on the whole market are a big headache for everyone. Good cooperation is needed here, otherwise there will be delivery problems in the next 6-12 months.
If you have any questions or are interested in working with a reliable business partner to supply your power plant, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to provide you with our expertise and network and, if necessary, create an individual supply concept for your power plant.