Biomass plant in Ghent, Belgium won't burn Belgian pellets

The Max Green power plant in Ghent will not burn wood pellets made from Belgian sources because the woodworkers industry opposed it on the basis that producing enough wood pellets to supply the plant would cause shortages for the industry. The woodworkers industry also opposed Flemish subsidies for the plant.

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts, Biomass extraction conflicts (legally)
Resources logging residues, solid wood
Issues 2 ecological, 3 social, 4 economical
Start date 03.03.2014
End date 25.08.2014
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests Industry opposes the plans of use of pellets for the plant due to the shortage of the material in the country
Barriers for dialogue lack of chosen raw material in the country for combustion
Forums for dialogue searching for alternative solutions
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation