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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17837: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 24 July 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what information it has on how much recycled wood has been used for burning for energy in each of the last 10 years.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 16 August 2018

The Forestry Commission publish an annual estimate of the total woodfuel usage by fuel category in the report ‘Woodfuel demand and usage in Scotland’: https://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/images/corporate/pdf/Woodfuel-Demand-and-Usage-in-Scotland-2016.pdf

The figures are based on a survey of the largest users of biomass in Scotland and data supplied by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. Figures from each of those reports since 2008 have been reproduced in the following table. The latest year that information is available for is 2016. Figures have been rounded to the nearest thousand oven dry tonnes (odt).

The total wood fuel usage in Scotland by major wood fuel category:

 

Year

Recycled wood

Virgin Fibre

UK pellets

Other

Total

000, odt

%

000, odt

%

000, odt

%

000, odt

%

000, odt

2008

128

27

315

67

11

2

19

4

473

2009

194

39

279

56

17

3

11

2

501

2010

192

31

388

63

11

2

27

4

618

2011

201

33

401

65

2

<1

9

1

613

2012

237

32

483

66

10

1

7

1

737

2013

293

41

398

55

19

3

8

1

719

2014

463

45

530

51

44

4

9

1

1,047

2015

488

39

653

52

59

5

48

4

1,248

2016

334

25

885

65

96

7

38

3

1,353

2017

No data