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Title: Sources And Uses Of Wood For Energy

Source: Forest Products Laboratory

Author(s)John I . Zerbe,Kenneth E. Skog

Publication Year: 2008  View PDF »

Category: Not Classified

Abstract: As of August 2007, about 2.1% (2.1 quadrillion Btu, or quad; 2.2 EJ) of energy used in the United States came from wood. This could potentially increase to 10 quad (l0.6 EJ), or about 10.0% of U.S. energy use. This amount of wood is readily available. Wood use is competitive with other fuels in some applications now and will become more competitive as fossil fuel prices continue to increase at a more rapid rate and environmental pollution from burning fossil fuels receives more attention. Development of wood energy is needed to ensure our energy security.

File size: 61 kb(s)

Date posted: 06/04/2009
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Skog, Kenneth E.
Supervisory Research Forester
  

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