RISI Announces Launch of New North American Bioenergy Membership Service

By Risi, PRNE
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

BEDFORD, Massachusetts, March 24, 2011 - RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products
industry, today announced the launch of the North American Bioenergy
Membership Service. This new service is a comprehensive package of economic
and market analysis information covering the North American bioenergy
industry. Subscribers will gain invaluable access to ongoing bioenergy
industry trend analysis in the form of an annual 5-year outlook on bioenergy
demand and supply development by key sector (wood pellets, bio-power, and
bio-fuels) including corresponding wood biomass demand, supply and pricing
forecast as well as three quarterly research reports on industry "hot
topics". In addition, the Service will provide access to a regularly updated
and validated North American bioenergy projects database, other supporting
databanks, monthly wood biomass pricing and analysis, wood pellet industry
and price survey data and weekly industry news coverage.

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Anne Rahikainen, RISI Director of Bioenergy Services, commented, "The
North American bioenergy industry is a dynamic and forever changing sector,
making it difficult for investors and executives to get a real-time grasp on
what is happening. This new service is tailored specifically for those
organizations and individuals by providing regular and up-to-date analytics
for this market." She continued, "The North American Bioenergy Service that
provides regular updates on key areas such as biomass supply, pricing,
industry capacity and output, international trade, policy and sector cost
competiveness. This new RISI service continues to anchor RISI as the firm
uniquely positioned to best serve the information and market research needs
of the North American bioenergy sector."

The North American Bioenegy Service is comprised of the following
products and services:

    -- North American Bioenergy 5-year Forecast - 5-year forecast of North
       American bioenergy demand and supply developments and biomass supply,
       demand and pricing.
    -- North American Bioenergy Quarterly Research Reports - In-depth
       analysis of selected topics covering bioenergy markets. biomass
       supply, regulatory environment, international market developments,
       technology and competitiveness (Subscribers to contribute to topic
    -- North American Wood Biomass Projects Database - Regularly updated
       database of North American Wood Biomass Projects including existing
       and new industry capacity.
    -- Wood Biomass Market Report - Monthly updates on regional North
       American wood biomass markets & prices.
    -- North American Timber & Wood Biomass News Service - A weekly
       compilation of the top news stories pertaining to the North American
       Bioenergy sector.
    -- Economic Outlook Presentation - Subscribers are entitled to one yearly
       outlook presentation to be delivered by RISI Bioenergy Economists
       either in person or via video conference.
    -- Telephone Consulting - Subscribers are given direct contact
       information for RISI's Bioenergy Economists and Editors allowing them
       to reach out and directly ask questions about trends in the Bioenergy
       sector and implications to their businesses.

Who should subscribe to the North American Bioenergy Membership Service:

    -- Bioenergy industry executives looking for information on biomass
       supply, pricing and industry competitive environment and market
    -- Major forest owners seeking to understand the long-term demand for
       woody biomass energy, how quickly it will develop and how sustainable
       it will be.
    -- Forest products manufacturing companies looking at competition for
       fiber and/or possible benefit through government programs that give
       them credit for renewable energy production.
    -- Equipment suppliers wanting perspective on where and how much demand
       for specialized harvesting equipment, chippers, trucks, pelletizing
       equipment, etc. will develop.
    -- Banks, hedge funds and other investors needing perspective on biomass
       energy development.
    -- Transport companies - both rail companies looking at transporting
       pellets, chips and other biomass for energy within the USA and
       shipping companies looking to transport chips/pellets to Europe.
    -- Overseas industry players looking for biomass supply and ongoing
       perspective into the North American biomass and bioenergy markets.

The North American Bioenergy Service is currently available. To order or
for more information, please email us at wt@risi.com or call us at
+1-866-281-8525 (press option #3).

The North American Bioenergy Membership Service is one of many bioenergy
and wood biomass related products and solutions offered by RISI. Visit
www.woodbiomass.com for more information about how RISI can supply
your information and consulting needs in the bioenergy area.

About RISI

RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products
industry. The company works with clients in the bioenergy, timber, wood
products, pulp and paper, tissue, nonwovens, printing and publishing
industries to help them make better decisions. Headquartered in Boston
(Bedford), Massachusetts, RISI operates offices in Brussels, Belgium;
Atlanta, Georgia; San Francisco, California; Portland, Oregon; São Paulo,
Brazil; Shanghai, China; Helsinki, Finland; Singapore; and Charlottesville,
. More information can be found at www.risi.com.

    Dan Blenk
    Director of Marketing
    4 Alfred Circle,
    Bedford MA 01730 USA
    Tel: +1-781-734-8942
    Email: dblenk@risi.com

Dan Blenk, Director of Marketing, RISI, Tel: +1-781-734-8942, Email: dblenk at risi.com

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