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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.
Manufacturing Energy Sankey Diagrams map the flow of energy supply, demand, and losses in U.S. manufacturing sectors (including forest products), using data from the AMO Manufacturing Energy and Carbon Footprints.
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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.