Frequently asked questions - wood fuels
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- Why is bioenergy considered to be carbon neutral? - Bioenergy produced in New Zealand, Australia, SE Asia and the Pacific where plantation forests are used as the source of biofuel is considered carbon neutral because there are no net CO2 emmisions.
- The carbon neutrality of biomas from forests - this fact sheet explains the role of biomass from forests in the global carbon cycle.
- Does the combustion of wood produce a low level of emissions? - The combustion of wood produces carbon dioxide, water and heat. When wood burns, oxygen and sugar molecules disappear, and they are replaced by carbon dioxide and water molecules.