How to utilize the woodworking waste is a problem often mentioned in the wood processing industry. I recently read an article about how much waste is generated in woodworking production. The author, as a practitioner in the woodworking industry, based on authoritative survey data, obtained a result that the wood waste rate in the entire production cycle from tree felling to the final wooden product:

If we add up all the lost wood along the way from stump to final project it comes to about 84% of the tree that we started with.

The original article is as below

Woodworking, involving everything from small hand tools to large CNCs, whether cutting, sanding, planing, edge banding, dowel drilling, etc. can create large amounts of wood waste. Tree→(30-40% waste as slash and residue)→Stump→(41% waste as sawdust, chips, bark)→Rough lumber→(18% shavings)→Finished lumber→Wood crafts

wood waste from processing stump

Faced with such a large amount of wood waste, in addition to the simplest treatment method-dumping them into the burn pile, well-designed and efficient recycling is necessary. One of the solutions is to utilize these wood wastes reprocessed into pellets or charcoal, which will generate higher economic value.

make pellet and charcoal briquettes from wood wastes

Among these woodworking wastes, sawdust can be directly used to make sawdust rods or wood pellets as a good industrial or household fuel. Sawdust rods can also be carbonized into charcoal to further increase economic value. Our company has this complete set of solutions and equipment. More detailed content can visit the following page.

There is also some large-size wood waste like wood branches, blocks, etc. They can be directly carbonized into charcoal and then made into charcoal briquettes with various shapes.

The above are two solutions to make charcoal from wood waste. There is an old Chinese saying that green water and green mountains are golden and silver mountains. Maximizing the use of wood waste and reducing deforestation play a decisive role in the protection of the ecological environment.

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