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16% increase in 2021 Biomass Tonnages

The tonnage of waste wood sent to biomass plants in the UK increased by more than 400,000 tonnes (16%) in 2021, which now takes 61% of processed wood in the UK.

16% increase in 2021 Biomass Tonnages

Recent data has indicated that the tonnage of waste wood sent to biomass plants in the UK increased by more than 400,000 tonnes (16%) in 2021, which now takes 61% of processed wood in the UK.

It is estimated that biomass capacity could increase further from around 2.4 million currently to 3 million tonnes.

Notable stand-outs include the panel board sector which increased its usage of waste wood by up to 10% – signifying a record high of 1.08 million tonnes, representing 26% of the total amount of waste wood processed.

Other recycling outlets, which included animal bedding products, and the reuse of waste wood remained constant at 350,000 tonnes in total, which is around 8% of the market.

In summary, there was an increase from 92,000 tonnes in 2020 to 139,000 tonnes in 2021. Imported waste wood dropped drastically from 82,000 tonnes in 2020 to 31,500 tonnes in 2021, meaning the UK remained a net exporter.

The Mick George Group are the leading Waste Management company in the East Midlands and East Anglia. Our Wood Waste Skips can be used for commercial, trade or residential projects.

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