Woodfuel and pellets
The sawmill survey and survey of round fencing manufacturers were extended in 2008 to request data on woodfuel sales and use from all sawmills and round fencing manufacturers, with data requested on:
- sales to bioenergy;
- sales as firewood and
- internal use for heat/energy.
Previously, this information was only asked of larger mills (those producing at least 10 thousand m3 sawnwood), although sales to bioenergy was introduced onto the questionnaire for smaller mills in 2006.
The following page provides data on woodfuel sales and use from the sawmill survey and survey of round fencing manufacturers.
In addition, estimates of roundwood used directly for woodfuel are provided in tables 2.5 and 2.6.
Results from a survey of woodfuel suppliers, run in Spring 2009, were provided in Forestry Statistics 2009.
Recycled wood used for woodfuel
Estimates of recycled wood used for woodfuel are produced annually by the Wood Recyclers' Association. In 2012, it is estimated that 759 thousand tonnes of recycled wood were used for woodfuel, an increase of 27% from the 2011 estimate of 594 thousand tonnes. Over the past five years, the quantity of recycled wood used for woodfuel has more than trebled.
Wood pellet production
Results from the survey of UK Pellet and Briquette Production are provided in Table 2.31.