Not seeing the wood for the trees in biofuel power stations
A series of biomass-fired plants are being built in the UK that will trigger a 150 per cent surge in timber imports from 20 million tonnes today to 50 million tonnes by 2015, according to the Forestry Commission.
British power plants are already shipping wood from Canada, Brazil, Scandinavia and South Korea.
...to meet UK pest control laws the timber will need to be baked (to 56 C at the core of the wood, for a minimum of 30 minutes) before it can be shipped to the UK.
An estimated 4.5 million tonnes of waste wood are landfilled in the UK each year, according to government estimates.
Pick the greenery out of that!