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Woodfuel Resource in Great Britain

This is an interactive web-based application that enables you to request the potentially available woodfuel resource in Great Britain by:

  • Geographic region
  • Type of woodfuel resource
  • Various classes of resource.

The associated website also details the background, aims and methods used in the associated study.

Using woodfuel as an energy source

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.

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.

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