Quated form the blog http://pelletsdemadeira.blogspot.se
Translated by google.
WHAT A BEETLE HAS TO DO WITH THE PRICES OF PELLETS ?
“Here in Brazil we have news that Canada can sell pellets to Europe U.S. $ 140/ton . Surprising imagine that they can profit from these prices. I imagined that they had expertise in pellets ( produced since the 80s, advanced technology, efficient production and logistics perfect … Nothing !
All they have is a BEETLE ! ! .
The size of a grain of rice Dendroctonus ponderosae , also known as Pine Beatle ( pine beetle ) is literally eating the forests of Canada .
The larva is the silkworm gut the trunk and eat the pine inside , killing them on foot. Insect that has always lived in a growth cycle and warm periods , when about to become a pest, was naturally controlled by the cold weather , but this cold have decreased ( Global Warming ) and the beetle population grows wildly , making it a terrible plague already affected more than 20 million acres in Canada and the northern United States .
Answering the question in the title of this post: R. Forests attacked by the beetle are turned into wood pellets . With raw material so abundant , it is easy to know how to get such low prices ! And yet there are people who think that global warming is crazy scientist !
The beetle knows these forests of Canada will not last long as those prices of $ 140/ton .
Hopefully , in the vacuum of beetle, Brazil will export to Europe !