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From: Fred Friedman (FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV)
Date: Wed Apr 09 1997 - 06:37:00 EDT


Date: Wed, 9 Apr 97 11:37 WET DST
From: FRIEDMAN.FRED@EPAMAIL.EPA.GOV (Fred Friedman)
Subject: Re: Woodrecycling (Joe)

April 9, 1997

Dear Joe,

Theoretically, the markets for recycled wood are very large. For example, extensive reuse of wood in construction materials has been going on for a long time and has intensified now in some parts of the country.
Other uses, in a recent Iowa survey uses included animal bedding (32K tons), mulch (42K tons), composting (12K tons), paper (5K tons), pressboard (7K tons), pallets (21K tons), other uses (3K tons). Useable wood materials generated in Arjkansas each year amounts to an estimated 12 million tons. How much of that can they get rid of without burning it? Ask their biomass Utilization Program studied by a company called Winrock International for the State. The study was called Biomass resources in Arkansas

The markets are there but need to be built for each region.

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