Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Inventory Model for Harvested Wood Product Manufacture in Ontario CCRR 39

Summary

Forested ecosystems play an important role in climate change mitigation by capturing atmospheric carbon and storing it in trees and their habitat. They also provide fibre to displace fossil fuels in energy production and to produce harvested wood products (HWPs), which store carbon and can displace greenhouse gas (GHG) intensive materials. Estimating the forest-to-mill gate energy use and associated GHG emissions is an essential component of evaluating the contribution of Ontarios HWP sector to climate change mitigation. In this report, we present an Ontario-specific model for estimating GHG emissions from energy consumed for wood harvesting, forest renewal, road construction and maintenance, and wood transportation, as well as consumption of fossil fuels and electricity purchased during HWP manufacturing.

Published Date: August 2014
Publisher: Ontario Government, Ministry of Natural Resources
Author: Science and Information Resources Division

Details

Energy Use and Greenhouse Gas Inventory Model for Harvested Wood Product Manufacture in Ontario CCRR 39
ISBN: 978-1-4606-3669-5   (PDF) 1.23 MB