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Wood pellet feedstock

A total of 679 thousand tonnes of feedstock was used to produce wood pellets in the UK in 2018 (Table 2.33).

Roundwood accounted for around two thirds (67%) of the feedstock.

Table 2.33 Wood pellet feedstock, 2014-2018

Year Roundwood Sawmill products1 Total
thousand tonnes2
2014 393 306 699
2015 332 290 621
2016 377 320 697
2017 354 295 648
2018 453 226 679

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).

2. Tonnes as delivered.

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