Forest Residues and the Carbon cycle

Carbon_cycle-diagram 1 July 2013_0.pngWood product manufacturers on the North Coast have long known the benefits of using biomass residues to produce energy

The carbon cycle is nature’s way of cleaning the air. As forests grow, they remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere via photosynthesis. That carbon dioxide will later be released as trees die or woody residues decay. But that same carbon can also be released as the biomass is combusted, generating energy while adding no more carbon than would otherwise have naturally been released. This is an opportunity to take advantage of energy value that would otherwise be lost to the atmosphere.

This just makes good sense