Byproducts/Bioenergy


Sawdust
Our sawdust has a stable dry solids content (around 50% with only small fraction variations) and gives a low ash content. It is produced at an even rate throughout the year. Our sawdust is an attractive raw material for the manufacture of fuel pellets and particleboard. Its even quality also makes it an efficient product for power and heat plants.

Shavings
Shavings are produced when a sawmill's dried wood products are planed. The high dry solids content (approx. 85%), makes the shavings a suitable raw material for pellet production and bedding for animals. One very popular product is compressed shavings, completely cleaned of dust and packed in sacks.

Bark

Debarking and root reduction are carried out before sawing. The dry solids content of bark varies with the season. It is lowest in autumn and winter. Bark is supplied principally to power and heat plants. Our "loose bark" range is bark that has come loose during handling of the timber prior to sawing. This loose bark is excellent for solid-fuel fired plants that can handle large variations in dry solids content and a higher ash content than is given by normal bark.

Dry chips
Planks and boards that have been dried after sawing are adjusted to the desired length. Cut-offs are chipped to give chips with a dry solids content exceeding 80% (hence "dry chips"). Power and heat plants are the prime users of this even (fractional variations only) product that gives a low ash content. Dry chips are produced continually throughout the year.

Pin chips
Pin chips are specially sorted from sawmill chips. As a product, pin chips have several applications, e.g. fuel and pellet manufacture. Pin chips are also excellent for use as a surface in riding school arenas and similar.

Root reduction chips
Root reduction chips are produced when a log's root swellings are milled down to the level of the log's circumference. Either pure or mixed with bark, the product is supplied to power and heat plants. The dry solids content is 40 - 50%.

Briquettes
In direct connection with planing, our briquettes are manufactured from shavings. Diameter is 75 mm and dry solids content > 85%. This gives a net calorific value of more than 4.6 MWh/tonne and a density of around 550 kg/m3. Briquettes are used exclusively for heating.

Forest chips/branches and tops
Forest chips can be made from branches and tops and from cleanings and thinnings. Using the thereto adapted machines, forest chips are produced principally out in the forest. With a high dry solids content, forest chips are (energy-wise) one of the most interesting forest products.

Log chips
Log chips are made from rotten wood and poorer quality pulpwood. The wood is most often chipped using specially adapted machines at the terminal. High dry solids content and raw sawmill chips of the fraction type establish the right conditions for the range to justify a reputation as a sought after product for energy production.