Study Concerning the Evolution of the Production of Wood Used as Biofuel. Note 2: Report Performed by EU, and Main Producer Countries

Ovidiu Ștefan, Antonia Odagiu, Petru Burduhos, Cristian Iederan

Abstract


The trees belonging to the genus Quercus provide a forest population that can be considered dominant for a wide variety of habitats, including forests in subtropical areas, deciduous forests located in temperate areas, or even savannas. The annual analysis of the evolution of timber production from species other than conifers intended for use as biofuel was performed using the raw data collected from the FAO database. The analyzed period was between 1961 and 2020. The study was conducted both in the European Union as a whole and for its component countries ranked in the top five in terms of annual production of wood for use as biofuel, highlighting the annual productions. The European Union has a mean production of wood from species other than conifers used as biofuel, equal to 55,159,162 m3, and for the EU-28 countries ranked in the top five in terms of production, for the whole period 1960 - 2020 the following averages are registered: 3,815,263 m3 for Romania, 6,027,433 m3 for Italy, 6,124,661 m3 for Germany, 17,553,274 m3 for France and 4,027,081 m3 for Finland

Keywords


ecosystem, forestry services, mean, species.

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