Europe is one of the biggest producers of biomass energy


The European paper industry is one of Europe's biggest producers of biomass energy and contributes more than a fifth of Europe's biomass-based energy production, most of which is used to cover the sector's own energy needs.
CEPI, the Confederation of European Paper Industries, declared in 2003 its intention to increase the share of biomass from 49% to 56% in its on-site total primary energy consumption for on-site heat and power production. This share has increased to 54.5% in 2009 and has reached 54% in 2010