Domestic wood chips

Forests cover more than 50% of Estonia’s territory and are a local renewable resource that has always played an important role in the country’s economy. Leftovers and waste from the forestry sector are used for energy production, thus increasing the efficiency of using this valuable resource.

The role of biomass in the European climate neutrality plan

Sustainably managed forests

The use of wood obtained from sustainably managed forests, for example in the production of building materials, reduces the production from fossil sources and binds carbon in a specific wooden building material for a longer period of time than would be possible in nature.

Using wood waste

The use of low-value wood leftovers in the energy sector enables us to reduce the need to produce electricity from fossil sources. In the Estonian context, biomass mainly replaces oil shale in electricity production, as well as natural gas, oil shale, and fuel oil in heat production.