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Wood energy

Similar term(s): woodfuel.

Definition:

Energy derived from wood in various forms. Woodfuel includes solids (fuelwood and charcoal), liquids (black liquor, methanol, and pyrolitic oil) and gases from the gasification of these fuels.

Source: GreenFacts, based on FAO  Forests and energy glossary

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Fuelwood is wood in the rough such as branches, twigs, logs, chips, sawdust and pellets, used for energy generation.

Wood residues: Wood left behind in the forest after forest harvesting, and wood by-products from wood processing, such as wood chips, slabs, edgings, sawdust and shavings.

Wood pellets are small particles used for energy generation made of dried, ground and pressed wood. Wood pellets are originally produced from wood waste (such as sawdust and shavings), rather than whole logs, and thus can be viewed as an integrated part of forest product manufacturing. The raw material is dried, mechanically fractioned to size, and extruded under intense pressure into pellets.

Source: GreenFacts, based on FAO  Forests and energy glossary

Related words:

Biomass - Black liquor - Traditional biomass

To read about this term in context:

GreenFacts Summary on Forests & Energy:

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Holzenergie
Español: Energía derivada de la madera
Français: Energie tirée du bois
Nederlands: Houtenergie

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