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Purchased energy remains the third largest manufacturing cost for the forest products industry–despite its extensive use of highly efficient co-generation technology. The industry has worked with AMO to develop a range of resources for further improving energy efficiency.
Some current R&D projects and Energy Management resources will benefit the forest products industry.
Analytical Studies & Other Publications
Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprints provide a mapping of energy use, energy loss, and carbon emissions for selected industry sectors.
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Forest Products Manufacturing
The U.S. forest products industry sustainably supplies wood for building products, pulp and paper, and energy. The industry is a leading user of highly efficient co-generation technology, and its facilities typically generate two-thirds of their energy needs onsite from renewable biomass.
See our forest products profile for more information.