Various industrial and consumer products can be derived from many common wood wastes. Wood wastes frequently are combusted (burned), fermented (to create methane or alcohol) or used in bioreactors (to make carbon and hydrogen) for the production of energy, fuels or industrial chemicals. June 2012 . . . Sawdust
- American Wood Fibers - This very large company makes a number of house pet and large animal beddings, and wood flours for numerous applications including adhesives, absorbents, felt roofing, fire logs, explosives, ceramics, floor tiles, cleaning products, caulks and putties, soil extensions and a vast array of plastics.
- Composite Wood Specialties Ltd. - This company is using post-consumer plastic waste mixed with sawdust extender to make extruded composite decking lumber and similar material.
- Dejnos, Inc. "Doing Good with Wood" - Established in 1975 as a family-owned and family-operated wood shavings business serving the Chicago and Milwaukee metro areas, this business is now a solid, diversified wood resource company with over a dozen quality wood product lines serving most of the United States and Canada.
- Energy Unlimited - This company has been providing sawdust-fired, solid-fuel furnaces for industrial dehydration systems for more than 15 years. These sawdust burners have been used to direct fire single and triplepass rotary drum dryers for removing moisture from many products including wood shavings for animal bedding, sawdust for wood pellets and pressed fire logs and other products.
- Forest Biomass & Wood Wastes, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
- Gem Shavings and Sawdust Company - Established more than 25 years ago, this company is a provider of bulk shavings to the horse industry. Since that time, they expanded their business to include packaged dry shavings, pet beds and bulk shavings and sawdust.
- Marth Manufacturing Inc. "Recycling Fiber for Our Future" - Screened wood flours for applications that include animal feed fillers, plastic fillers, toilet seats, decking lumber, marina products and automotive components. Other dust and shaving products include fuel for pellet stoves, pellet stove systems, food fuel and animal beddings.
- U.S. Billion-Ton Update. Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy & Bioproducts Industry, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, U.S. DOE.
- Wood Energy Markets - 2010-2011, UNECE/FAO Forest Products Annual Market Review.
Links checked June 2012.