Energy from wood is environmentally friendly, comfortable and economical. Energy from renewable forest is available over large areas. It can be an important contributor in the overall energy supply mix.
Typical examples are wood-chip fired heating systems providing heat especially in rural areas. The potential for expansion is still relatively high. The use of wood chippers, combined with widespread wood lot thinning operations, makes this form of energy broadly available. Energy from wood chips represents efficient, low emission heat from a renewable resource.