Wood Chip

WoodChip, Wood Chip Moisture Content Range – 30%
Net Calorific Value Per Kg – 3500 K.Cal./kg
Carbon Content at 25% MC – 37.5%
Bulk Density – 250kg/per cubic metre
Energy Density – 3100 MJ/cubic metre

Oil and gas are limited in their availability and are becoming increasingly more expensive, which is why more and more private individuals, commercial enterprises and local authorities are turning toward renewable fuels. Wood chips are particularly favoured, and CO2 neutral heating systems based on this renewable fuel source are technically fully developed and are in great demand. A sustainable and renewable source of fuel for heating or power, wood chips are currently the most effective heating fuel in the world.

Wood for bio-mass wood chips are supplied from fire wood plantations from mature trees, residues such as branches, small wood particles, thinnings, poorly formed wood, stumps and bushes. High quality timber is also processed by sawmills and other industries. These too will produce residues and co-products such as offcuts, bark and sawdust that are also potentially suitable for fuel.

The raw material (mainly rubber wood) to produce wood chips for fuel and hardwood is abundant in Sri Lanka. The rubber development department of Sri Lanka calculates sustainable yield of matured rubber trees across the island at 93,000 hectares. Used wood can also be an excellent source of fuel, which is screened and processed for contaminants that are not normally found in wood in its natural state and ensure it is free of any coatings, nails etc.