When we use the term ‘bioenergy’, biofuels come to mind. However, bioenergy is not limited to this application. In its broader sense it includes biomass, the biological material used as a biofuel.
Indeed, the timber and agricultural sectors both offer possibilities for using timber waste products and creating methane from agricultural waste.
Finding alternative, plant-based solutions is a challenge that has been taken up by a large number of stakeholders in the agriculture and refining sectors as well as the automobile industry.
The timber industry is experimenting with ways of using waste products from different timber processes, in order to optimise productivity and the global energy yield per hectare.