Argus has reported that biomass is all set to play a major role in the near future. The forecast for installed biomass output by EU member countries is slowly beginning to assume shape under their respective national action plans meant for 2020. Reportedly, the plans of 14 out of 27 countries have been submitted so far.
Germany, Italy and the U.K. will be having the largest installations of biomass capacity. By 2020, the U.K. aims to achieve 4.24 GW of biomass generated renewable electricity. Italy is estimated to generate 21 TWh of electrical energy from biomass-fuelled plants while Germany is expected to reach a biomass capacity of 5.3 GW by the year 2020.
The EU has already started work on all the available national plans. Many member countries that had missed out on the deadline of June 30, 2010 are now busy finalizing their reports. The EU is insisting on the submission of a credible plan from all members.