There is considerable interest in the use of wood as an energy source.
Current and impending environmental legislation, and world-wide demands
and agreements to reduce carbon emissions, are all factors driving the
demand for wood as a fuel. The end product use will determine raw material
requirement and woodfuel specifications. There is potential for forestry
to meet the demand for woodfuel from brash (foliage, branches and stems
usually <7cm diameter), thinnings, or poor quality final crops in both
conifer and hardwood crops. There is also the potential for the use of
arisings from primary processing mills; this source will be heavily market
dependent. Increasing legislation on the disposal of arisings from arboricultural
operations offers the opportunity of another resource.
This site details the background, aims and methods used in a study of the potentially available Woodfuel Resource in Great Britain, and presents the findings in an interactive manner. This enables users to request the data they are interested in by geographic region, type of woodfuel resource and by various classes of resource.
N.B. This site uses pop-up windows to display results.
The use of pop-up blocking software may prevent the results from being
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