Wood Flows in Auvergne Rhône-Alpes

Following up to my post on energy flows from biomass in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, here is another great Sankey diagram on wood flows by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Énergie Environnement (AUR-EE) agency.


Flows are in 1,000 m³ (f) wood fibre equivalents (read more about this unit here). The annual average of the years 2009 to 2013 in the region is visualized.

Wood is used for energy generation (top part), wood products (middle section), and pulp & paper (bottom part). Imports of wood or wood-based products come in from the grey box at the top, and export streams leave to the bottom grey box. Import and export in this case is from/to the area outside the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

The green box on the left represents the existing standing wood stock (estimated at 704,700 thousand m³ wood fibre equivalents), which has an annual increase of 23,066 m³ (f) on average. Only 8,144 m³ (f) are removed from the forests per year.

The color coding relates to the data reliability (fiabilité des données): Green flows are based on reliable data, while yellow is for medium reliability and red for less reliable.

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