What is wood fuel?

What is wood energy?

Wood energy is created from the combustion of wood fuel.

What is wood fuel?

Wood fuel is sourced from wood or herbaceous biomass (biological material derived from living, or recently living organisms). It comes in a number of forms, including firewood, shavings, sawdust, wood chips, wood pellets, agricultural crops such as miscanthus and bark.

New Zealand has fast plant growing conditions and a successful forestry sector. Until recently, forest and wood processing residues were considered waste. Using wood that would otherwise go to waste as a resource delivers numerous benefits, including providing additional revenue streams for forest and land owners.