Woodfuels

Biofuels is the largest energy source in Sweden
Biofuels have come to be the largest source of energy in Sweden. The Swedish use of bioenergy has increased from 40 TWh/year in the 1970s to around 140 TWh today. In 2009, bioenergy surpassed oil as the leading energy source for the Swedish energy consumption. The same year, the total use of bioenergy was more than the use of electricity from hydropower and nuclear power together. 

 

Forests provide the largest share of biomass for energy use
Most of the bioenergy supplied to the Swedish energy system originates in the forest, and is referred to as wood fuels. Wood fuels can be categorized into three main groups, depending on precedent use: forest fuels; energy forest, and recycled wood fuel.

 

Forest fuel is wood fuel which has had no previous use. Tops and branches of trees as well as low quality wood, inadequate for use in saw- or pulp mills, are examples of this. Energy forest is wood planted with energy generation as the only purpose. Recycled wood fuel is wood fuels that have been used in other processes than energy generation, for example recycled construction wood. 

 

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Svebio (Swedish Bioenergy Association) – facts about bioenergy use in Sweden 

 

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    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    As of 2016 Elmia’s World Bioenergy trade fair and conference will become part of International Wood Biorefining Week from 24–26 May at Stockholmsmässan Exhibition and Convention Centre in Stockholm. The new arrangement is a result of developments in bioenergy in general and the forest industry in particular. / International Wood Biorefining Week
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  • Newly-formed bioeconomy alliance calls for EU action

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    The European Bioeconomy Alliance (EBA) calls for more predictable policies. Creating a world-leading bioeconomy in the European Union requires bold political moves. On the occasion of its launch at the European Parliament on 4 February, the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EBA) calls for more predictable policies leading to a long-term strategy for a competitive, dynamic and sustainable bioeconomy in Europe. / Pulp & Paper World
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  • World Bioenergy Conference on renewable energy and efficiency

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    In the first week of June, four Victorians and a Tasmanian are attending the 2014 World Bioenergy Conference in Jönköping, Sweden, with two from the group involved in proceedings. / Timberbiz
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    Etiketter: Woodfuels
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  • Bioenergy Fair in São Paulo 1 to 3 October 2014

    Etiketter: Woodfuels
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  • Young dense thinnings - at SLU in Umeå

    Etiketter: Woodfuels, Forest research and education
    Ten years of research and development on methods and techniques for biomass harvesting in young dense stands has been successful! We now want to share knowledge and experiences from this fruitful work by inviting you to a combined field demonstration and seminar.
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    Etiketter: Woodfuels
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    Etiketter: Woodfuels
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    Etiketter: Woodfuels
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    Etiketter: Woodfuels
    The Bioenegy Association of New Zealand is holding a conference next week entitled Unlocking additional revenue from traditional rural land use – integrating forestry, biomass crops and bioenergy products. / Timberbiz
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