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 the U.S. Department of Energy 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 and Other Publications

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.