Wood energy

Businesses and organisations are increasingly using wood for industrial processes, in horticulture such as heating greenhouses, and for heating and cooling commercial buildings and schools. Wood is now the fourth largest energy source after oil, coal and gas. Part of its popularity in recent years is due to the fact that wood can be grown and used sustainably.

Wood energy is also carbon neutral as the carbon released by burning wood is equal to the carbon absorbed by trees during growth. Wood energy is a form of bioenergy. Bioenergy is energy from the sun which is captured in organic material such as wood, crops or animal waste.