By the end of the century, timber conversion processes could be a thing of the past.
For now, it’s all about drying.
A growing number of companies are working to convert trees and their branches into fuel or fiber.
As the process becomes more efficient, so too will the number of wood pellets available to be used in the process.
In the U.S., about 20 percent of the nation’s timber is converted, with about 10 percent being processed in the U of A’s Institute of Technology.
At the University of Texas at Austin, which uses about two-thirds of the timber it produces, the rate is closer to one-third.
At the University Of Alabama, the company that makes the wood pellets used in those processes is called Woodmill.
Its president, Dan Gille, says the company processes about 10 million tons of wood per year.
Gille says Woodmill can process up to three billion cubic yards of wood, and that’s just for the trees.
In addition, the wood can be used for a wide variety of uses, from building materials to furniture and even to make plastics.
But the process has been slow to catch on in the United States.
And while the company can process two billion cubic feet of timber in a day, it takes five years to get that amount from one single barrel of water to the next, said Todd Tippetts, a professor of environmental engineering at the University at Buffalo.
The process is slow and inefficient, he added.
When we get it done in the right way, it saves us a lot of money in the long run.
“It’s really just a matter of how you can get the wood to the right place,” he said.
“The best way is by using a really good machine that makes very precise cuts, and then by using an environmentally friendly process.
It’s really not that hard to do, and it’s not that expensive.”
Tippetts says the process uses a process called the cellulose oxidizing process, which involves separating a cellulose fiber into different sizes and using chemicals to separate them into different shapes.
He said that this process is environmentally friendly because it’s based on using oxygen instead of carbon dioxide.
“The cellulose is the best material for this process,” he added, because the cellulosic material is not flammable and is not toxic.
The wood pellets that are used to process the wood are typically made from the wood of trees that have died, or have been damaged by drought, heat or disease.
Wood pellets are made by mixing together a mixture of water and carbon dioxide and the result is a dry, white powder, called a dry wood powder.
This process is called dry wood.
Gille said it takes around three to four years to dry a single barrel, and most of the wood used in this process will have already been processed.
In contrast, the dry wood used to make pellets for commercial purposes takes about three months to dry, and the pellets used for industrial use can take three months, Gille said.
Tippets said that if you look at the amount of carbon in wood pellets compared to wood from trees that are alive, then you can see that they are actually quite sustainable.
“I think it’s fair to say that the amount that’s available in the world is not much more than what you’d get from the world of farming,” he told Engadgets.
Tilling wood to make wood pellets isn’t an easy process, said Gille.
It requires a lot more resources, he said, and requires a long time to finish.
But in terms of environmental benefits, it is, he pointed out.
“You know what?
It’s a great way to get carbon out of the air,” he explained.
The Wood Mill also makes a range of products for industrial applications, including its carbon capture and sequestration technology, which can reduce carbon emissions by 40 to 50 percent, according to a news release from Woodmill on its website.
The company also offers wood processing services to other companies, such as the New York City Department of Sanitation, the California Department of Public Health and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.