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Wood from various sources can be used for fuel, including roundwood, chips and sawdust from wood processing, specific products such as pellets and briquettes, and recycled wood.
The following pages provide data on:
In addition, estimates of roundwood used directly for woodfuel are provided in tables 2.5 and 2.6.
Recycled wood used for woodfuel
Estimates of recycled wood used for woodfuel have been obtained from the Wood Recyclers’ Association. In 2016, it is estimated that around 1.6 million tonnes of recycled wood were used for woodfuel, an increase of 7% from the 2015 estimate of around 1.5 million tonnes.
Table 2.30 Recycled wood used for woodfuel, 2009-2016
Source: Wood Recyclers Association
1. Post consumer recovered wood, comprising wood originally grown in the UK and wood originally grown in forests outside the UK.
2. Figures for 2014 to 2016 relate to capacity, rather than consumption.
3. Quantities are as delivered, with an assumed average moisture content of 25%. To convert to green tonnes (assuming moisture content of 52%), multiply by 1.56.
These figures are outside the scope of National Statistics.
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