Biomass fuels and woodfuel can be used in a variety of different forms, and can be produced in many different ways.
Types of woodfuel Woodfuel can be used in different forms which have different characteristics, different advantages and drawbacks. It is important to understand the differences and to use the most appropriate type.
Woodfuel production and supply The most obvious sources of woodfuel in the UK are forests and woodlands. This section contains information about producing woodfuel from forest by-products.
Energy crops Energy crops are typicallygrown in an agricultural setting specifically for fuel. They give high yield per hectare, require very little or no inputs of fertilizer after the initial establishment phase, and are managed on a much shorter rotation than traditional forestry, down to annual cropping for the grasses.