Wood For Energy

A new potential opportunity for marketing woodland produce is renewable energy for both heat and electricity production. Forest by-products such as early thinnings and small wood that might otherwise go to waste can be a valuable energy resource.

Processing timber in mills also produces large quantities of by-products which can be chipped for fuel.

Sources of wood for energy can be broadly grouped into:

Wood-based products also give good insulation in houses and trees ameliorate the climate near buildings and reduce heating or cooling requirements