Sustainable Timber

Certified Forest to Bioenergy

Sustainable timber harvesting 

The supply of woody biomass for energy is connected to supply and transformation of wood used for materials. Trees are selectively harvested or thinned from managed sources, ensuring that forests are not depleted and continue providing woody biomass in the future. There will be 3 main sources of woody biomass for energy: by-products from harvesting primary wood, wood removals due to natural reasons and by-products from timber processing, such as wood chips and particles.  

Pelleting of forest biomass 

This technique involves a mechanical processing of biomass into pellets and can be used to facilitate the transportation and improve the conversion rate of forest biomass. Pelleting improves its density and reduces water content. 


The woody biomass is transported to a processing facility, which may be nearby or some distance from the forest.  

Bioenergy production 

Biomass is converted into energy through a range of processing technologies such as combustion, gasification, or pyrolysis. The resulting energy can be electricity, gas or biofuels used for cooking, heating, power production and transportation. The most common method is direct combustion of wood. Depending on the needs biomass combustion system can generate hot water, steam and electricity, or a combination. By utilizing woody waste, we will close the loop, ensuring efficient utilization of resources and contributing to a circular economy. 

The forest to bioenergy chain has the potential to provide a renewable source of energy that is also carbon-neutral or even carbon-negative, as new trees are planted to replace those that are harvested. However, it is important to ensure that the forest is managed sustainably, to avoid negative impacts on biodiversity, soil quality, and water resources. Additionally, the use of biomass for energy should not compete with other important uses, such as food production or land conservation.