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Table 3 CO2 emissions (kg CO2) from combustion of 1 m3 of timber and corresponding alternative energy sources

From: Harvested wood products and REDD+: looking beyond the forest border

Energy source Wood density
500 kg/m3 (2.17 MWh) 750 kg/m3 (3.25 MWh) 1000 kg/m3 (4.33 MWh)
Effective CO2 emissions
 Lignite 788 1182 1576
 Residual fuel oil 604 906 1207
 Natural gas 438 656 875
 Wood (1 m3) 874 1310 1747
Lifecycle CO2 emissions
 Lignite 897 1346 1794
 Residual fuel oil 680 1021 1361
 Natural gas 492 738 984
 Wood (1 m3) 874 1310 1747
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