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Glossary item | 19 June 2018



Roundwood that will be used as fuel for purposes such as cooking, heating or power production. It includes wood harvested from main stems, branches and other parts of trees (where these are harvested for fuel) and  wood  that  will  be used  for  charcoal,  wood  pellets and  other agglomerates.

Eurostat, FAO, ITTO, and UNECE. 2016. “Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire Definitions.”

Source category: International Organisations

Fuelwood is wood that is harvested from forestlands and combusted directly for useable heat in the residential and commercial sectors and power in the electric utility sector.

Comprehensive Renewable Energy, Volume 5, 2012, Pages 263-291

Source category: Scientific & Technical Literature