Wood residuals are a cheap, highly available, carbon-rich, and easy to transport product that have a long list of potential uses.
Operating a sawmill can really be reduced down to cutting a squared product from a circular raw material. This process inherently creates residual products from that inefficiency, but it would be a mistake to think that these secondary products go to waste.
Wood residuals are a cheap, highly available, carbon-rich, and easy to transport product that have a long list of potential uses. They come in many forms, from cut stock that didn't pass grade, to wood chips, to heavy and fine sawdust, and can often be reworked to fit most specifications for size, moisture content, or weight. Outlets for these products include boiler fuel at paper mills, playground material, landscaping, sludge solidification, chicken house material, wood pellet manufacturing, and many more.
As noted on our page specifically about biomass, wood residuals are also used to generate energy for households and business across the state.