Carbon Stocks and Flows from Harvest to Disposal in Harvested Wood Products from Ontario and Canada CCRR33

Summary

In this report, we systematically analyze the biomass carbon (C) conversion of harvested wood products (HWPs) produced from forests in Ontario and, more broadly, in Canada. The major categories of HWPs referred to are lumber, structural panel, non-structural panel, market pulp, newsprint, fine paper, and other paper products. Our analysis tracks C flow for each product type from forest to harvested biomass, re-allocation of biomass C among HWPs, use of wood residue to produce energy, exports of HWPs from Ontario and Canada, and distribution of HWPs among major end uses. As well, service lives of HWPs, end-of-life disposal, and landfill HWP C stock and landfill methane (CH4) emissions for HWPs produced and used in Ontario/Canada and in countries that import HWPs from Ontario/Canada are assessed.

Published Date: May 09, 2013
Publisher: Ontario Government, Ministry of Natural Resources
Author: Science and Information Resources Division

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Carbon Stocks and Flows from Harvest to Disposal in Harvested Wood Products from Ontario and Canada CCRR33
ISBN: 978-1-4606-1437-2   (PDF) 1.76 MB