of Agriculture, Food and the Marine which provides comprehensive information on using wood biomass as a carbon neutral, renewable energy source.

endobj The wood and charcoal that were once used extensively as fuel for cooking and heating have today largely been replaced by the more convenient energy sources of oil, gas and electricity. The heat used in our homes, public buildings, business and factories account for nearly 40% of the energy consumed in Ireland. Biomass is ideally suited to provide a controllable and continuous supply of thermal energy, as an alternative to imported fuels such as oil and gas. Wood energy was once the dominant source of energy used in the world, but has since been replaced by fossil fuels in most areas. The heating value of this fuelFuel is any solid, liquid or gaseous substance or material that can be combined with an oxidant... is twice as high as that of dry wood. The most common is direct combustion of biomass material, such as agricultural waste or woody materials. Solid woodfuel includes fuelwood (also called firewood), charcoal and wood pellets (briquettes, chips) produced from wood or wood residues. You often hear people grumbling about money and all kinds of other things that \"don't grow on trees\"; the great thing about wood is that Funding an active R&D programme to provide essential information on material supply, harvesting, processing and transport of forest biomass etc. Similarly, some species are more suitable for certain uses. Organising conferences, seminars and workshops to raise awareness of wood energy and discuss technical issues. Wood chips are used by the wood processing mills as a source of thermal energy (photo Coillte) Currently, renewable thermal energy use in Ireland is dominated by biomass, in particular the use of waste wood to produce thermal energy during the manufacture of panel products, in sawmills and at wood processing plants. Provides links from Teagasc website on wood energy. It represents the only domestically available and affordable source of energy. >�Yr�dG�/|#��J�'1,'�����2����b�$��A�#-��^�?���^G��nP�Fu��4��(����;:�`0�+:���t��i����4J�7����w?݂�Ƚ#�[Oj¾��IAt����Չ��l掏ش�l�x��5y�. Today it is still the most important single source of renewable energy providing about 6% of the global total primary energy supply. Ireland’s Renewable Energy Action Plan has an ambitious target of 16% of energy coming from renewable resources by 2020. Today it is still the most important single source of renewable energy providing about 6% of the global total primary energy supply. Wood provides performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.

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Societies at any socio-economic level will switch easily back to wood energy when encountering economic difficulties, natural disasters, conflict situations or fossil energy supply shortages. �D�3���C��o������xxL`͒�m1��j����?�P��ڧ�>C��]0�B��3��'�XG��G+�/�t ��H�5+��8g�*�M��O�*xף�Ow������^na_xgs���I�2eIT��_s#�ޫc�U����iY����p_�ٺ� �kF���1�U/m||e�Ç���Ȼi��NU�EPζ�G�A o[�kz�}j����V�c���bGi�p`�dEX��p����CI,����p��������#�B��#a�*��U�aoy���}�� The common form of wood energy is burning wood. Private households’ cooking and heating with woodfuels represents one third of the global renewable energy consumption, making wood the most decentralized energy in the world. 5 0 obj Fuelwood and charcoal production is often the predominant use of woody biomass in developing countries and economies in transition. “wood energy” is also used to refer to wood and wood-derived materials used for energy purposes (“woodfuel”), which may be in solid, liquid or gaseous form (Figure 1). Wood, however, continues to be a major source of energy for developing countries but in recent years it is also being increasingly used in Ireland. endobj

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