- Correctly managed, woodlands are a sustainable resource.
- It is possible to offset the carbon emissions from burning against the carbon uptake of the trees during the growth of the crop.
- Woodfuel releases lower quantities of atmospheric pollutants.
- Producing and using the woodfuel locally will help to minimise the impact of haulage costs.
- Regions and communities with limited alternative natural resources for energy production and achieve a greater degree of self-sufficiency in their energy requirement.
- Woodfuel provides opportunities for new companies to develop.
- Woodfuel provides a potential market for small dimension early thinning material.
- Woodfuel harvesting can have environmental and recreational benefits.
Currently a large proportion of wood residue and arboricultural debris is disposed of at landfill sites. This material could also be used as woodfuel and help to reduce the burden on limited landfill resources.