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Wood pellet feedstock

A total of 697 thousand tonnes of feedstock was used to produce wood pellets in the UK in 2016 (Table 2.33).

Roundwood accounted for over one half (54%) of the feedstock.

Table 2.33 Wood pellet feedstock, 2012-2016

Year Roundwood Sawmill products1 Total
      thousand tonnes
2012 248 312 560
2013 333 283 616
2014 393 306 699
2015 332 290 621
2016 377 320 697

Source: Survey of UK Pellet and Briquette Production

Notes:

1. May also include wood from other sources (e.g. energy crops, arboriculture arisings and recycled wood).

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