In spite of noticeable price increases of biofuel due to various factors, the price of energy generated with the use of such fuel is significantly lower compared to oil, which is still widely used, or much more popular natural gas. The table on the left provides information on dynamics of price increase of the recently more popular fuel types.
On the basis of the data given in the table of energy values (Wk) and normative fuel inputs (Ck) of fuel types, established by the “Normative Values of Inputs of Different Types of Fuel for Heating of Homes and Pre -Heating of Cold Water and Methodology of Their Application”, approved by the Decision No. O3-116 of 22 December 2003 of the State Commission of Price and Energy Control, we have performed calculations of inputs of some of the most popular fuel types per unit of energy:
Normative fuel inputs, Ck
The medium normative values of inputs (Ck) of other types of fuel (wood chips and their crumbs, sawdust and their briquettes, straw, etc.) are established by municipalities in co-ordination with the Commission, but one can assume that wood chips are similar to peat by price and values of input.