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Forest industries energy reserch: summary

Abstract

The forest industries, which contribute 10% of New Zealand's factory production and consume 25% of all industrial energy (including self-generated sources such as waste liquors and wood wastes), were closely investigated to determine the extent to which imported energy sources can be substituted by local sources and savings made in the specific energy consumption of the industry's products. Issues considered as fundamental to the study were conservation of the nation's fossil fuels; nuclear power should be considered only after full study of its implications; restraints on the growth of energy demands; a greater emphasis on renewable energy resources; and new energy-intensive industries must account for the environmental and social costs of providing the energy. The study was commenced in February 1975 and involved a series of visits to all the major plants and a few representative smaller plants. Energy balances for all the major plants were prepared and are published in the text of the report. The forest-based industries have developed from a large number of small scattered sawmills, drawing from indigenous resources into a few large industrial units which are capital-intensive and produce a wide variety of products serving the home and export markets. They fall into four categories,  More>>
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1976
Product Type:
Book
Report Number:
NZERDC-12
Reference Number:
GAP-79-013233; EDB-79-068715
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Report No. 12
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION; NEW ZEALAND; WOOD PRODUCTS INDUSTRY; ENERGY BALANCE; ENERGY CONSUMPTION; COMPETITION; ENERGY CONSERVATION; ENERGY DEMAND; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; EXPORTS; FORESTRY; FORESTS; FUEL SUBSTITUTION; MARKET; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; RESIDENTIAL SECTOR; SOCIAL IMPACT; WASTES; WOOD; AUSTRALASIA; ENERGY SOURCES; INDUSTRY; 299003* - Energy Planning & Policy- Unconventional Sources & Power Generation- Other- (-1989); 320301 - Energy Conservation, Consumption, & Utilization- Industrial & Agricultural Processes- Energy Sources; 298000 - Energy Planning & Policy- Consumption & Utilization
OSTI ID:
8530847
Country of Origin:
New Zealand
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
TIC
Size:
Pages: 41
Announcement Date:
Mar 14, 2013

Citation Formats

Scott, G C. Forest industries energy reserch: summary. New Zealand: N. p., 1976. Web.
Scott, G C. Forest industries energy reserch: summary. New Zealand.
Scott, G C. 1976. "Forest industries energy reserch: summary." New Zealand.
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abstractNote = {The forest industries, which contribute 10% of New Zealand's factory production and consume 25% of all industrial energy (including self-generated sources such as waste liquors and wood wastes), were closely investigated to determine the extent to which imported energy sources can be substituted by local sources and savings made in the specific energy consumption of the industry's products. Issues considered as fundamental to the study were conservation of the nation's fossil fuels; nuclear power should be considered only after full study of its implications; restraints on the growth of energy demands; a greater emphasis on renewable energy resources; and new energy-intensive industries must account for the environmental and social costs of providing the energy. The study was commenced in February 1975 and involved a series of visits to all the major plants and a few representative smaller plants. Energy balances for all the major plants were prepared and are published in the text of the report. The forest-based industries have developed from a large number of small scattered sawmills, drawing from indigenous resources into a few large industrial units which are capital-intensive and produce a wide variety of products serving the home and export markets. They fall into four categories, roughly as follows: large integrated units; intermediate-size integrated mills; sawmills and chip plants; and manufacturing.}
place = {New Zealand}
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}