Analytic study on woody material flows in view of carbon reduction: Discussing utilization of building-related woody waste & forest wood residues as biomass

Kensuke Kobayashi, Shiro Nakajima, Yuko Tsunetsugu, Toskiharu Ikaga

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Using material flowcharts on wood and carbon, the study was made as follows: 1) With flowcharts developed on building-related woody waste and forest, wood residues, the current status was analyzed. 2) Through field survey, regional supply-demand imbalance was revealed as a major obstacle to of wood residue utilization 3) Subsequently, carbon flow analyses resulted in different carbon evaluations depending on whether fixed carbon was considered or not. but either case showed utilization of wood residues has substantial effects on fixed-carbon increase. 4) The study concludes that utilization of wood residues can help bring about a lower carbon society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-96
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering
Issue number659
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1



  • Biomass
  • Carbon Fix
  • LCA and Wood Residue.
  • Material Flowchart
  • Woody Materia!

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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