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1 Wood Waste In Tennessee An Evaluation of Generators and Users Of Non-Engineered, Non-Municipal Wood Waste Solid & Hazardous Waste Conference Gatlinburg, TN April 30, 2004

2 2 We Will Discuss: Kinds of Wood Waste (And Why Care?) How Much Generated How Much Used (Beneficially) Economics Regulations & Emerging Technologies Opportunities To Improve

3 3 Kinds Of Wood Waste and Why We Should Care TN Survey Parameters –Selected SICs –Non-Municipal –Non-Engineered Impacts –Economic –Landfill Space

4 4 Kinds Of Wood Waste and Why We Should Care Underlying Purpose: Assist industry in assessing markets to reduce disposal costs and increase profitability. Support EPAs Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC) & add to TDECs initiatives related to this policys emphasis on by-product utilization.

5 5 Tennessees Wood Industries (In Order Of Wood Waste Generated) Hardwood Dimension & Flooring Mills Mobile Homes Sawmills & Planing MillsWood Products NEC Wood Pallets & SkidsPrefabricated Wood Buildings & Components Special Product SawmillsWood TV, Radio, Etc. Cabinets Structural Wood MembersWood Office Furniture Hardwood Veneer & PlywoodLead Pencils, Etc. Wood Preserving MillsWood Office & Store Fixtures Wood Kitchen CabinetsReconstituted Wood Products MillworkNailed & Lock Corner Wood Boxes Wood Household FurnitureWood Containers NEC 84% Most Least

6 6 How Much Wood Waste Is Generated 500,000 tpy – 1,000,000 tpy Largest Generators: –Hardwood Dimension & Flooring Mills –Sawmills & Planing Mills –Wood Pallets & Skids –Special Product Sawmills 146-page manual Waste Management in the Wood Products Industries

7 7 Where Wood Waste Is Generated

8 8 How Much Wood Waste Is Used Beneficially Potential Is 5,000,000 tpy –Better number is 4,000,000 (excluding TVA) Largest Users: –Boilers & Kilns In TN –Horse Bedding –Cattle Bedding –Boilers In Nearby States

9 9 Where Wood Waste Can Be Used Beneficially

10 10 Where Wood Waste Can Be Used Beneficially Where The Big Boilers Are

11 11 Economics Kim Raia – CTAS –GIS & WTRANS Load, Transport & Unload Tipping Fees (Or Not) Payment Or Charge

12 12 CIS Wood Waste Analysis Software Used Transportation Model: WTRANS –The University of Tennessees Department of Agriculture Economics developed a computer program called WTRANS, the Wood Transportation and Resource Analysis System. The WTRANS model estimates the cost of transporting wood residues in Tennessee between counties. –Incorporated into the model are: Labor costs for loading and unloading Hauling costs, including round trip mileage, drivers wages, truck depreciation, interest and operating expenses Truck weight and volume capacity GIS Software: ESRI products: Arcview Network Analyst and ArcMap

13 13 Economics – Mid-Size Generator – Short Distance Truss Manfgr. Ships 3,400 tpy Wood Chips 2-3 Miles To Boiler At College College Pays $15/ton Truss Manfgr. Avoids $288,000/yr Compared To Landfill Option

14 14 Economics – Small Generator – Short Distance Pencil Manfgr. Gives 95 tpy Basswood Sawdust To Broker Broker Hauls To Horse & Poultry Bedding Users Pencil Manfgr. Avoids $6,000/yr Compared To Landfill Option

15 15 Economics – Very Small Generator – Long Distance Furniture Manfgr. Landfills 35 tpy Scraps & Sawdust Furniture Manfgr. Could Avoid $1,074/yr If Ship 89 Miles To Boiler (Where Boiler Owner Pays $13/ton)

16 16 Economics – Large Generator – Short Distance Furniture Manfgr. Ships 8,000 tpy Sawdust 10 Miles To Boiler Boiler Owner Pays $10/ton Furniture Manfgr. Avoids $630,000/yr Compared To Landfill Option

17 17 Economics – Large Generator – Long Distance Tool Handle Manfgr. Ships 5,117 tpy Scraps 60 Miles To Boiler Boiler Owner Pays $13/ton Tool Handle Manfgr. Avoids $390,000/yr Compared To Landfill Option

18 18 Regulations & Emerging Technologies Regulations –Clean Wood New Technologies –BioCycle ® Renewable Energy From Organic Recycling Conference 1 /Conference.htmlhttp://www.biocycle.net/Conferences /Conference.html 1. Next conference tentatively in Des Moines, IA, Nov

19 19 Opportunities To Improve Recycling Markets Directory Tennessee Materials Exchange Incentives To Recycle –To more fully support EPAs Resource Conservation Challenge

20 20 Summary TN industries produce 500,000 to 1,000,000 tons of wood waste annually Consumers of this wood waste have the potential to use as much as 5,000,000 tons annually Each consumer has a unique set of quality and cost parameters. Many generators seem to: –Not be aware of potential cost-beneficial opportunities, or –Not pay attention.

21 21 More Info. + Contacts Final Report After July 1, 2004 –www.cis.utk.eduwww.cis.utk.edu Richard Buggeln (CIS) Forrest Bogart (Consultant To CIS) Kim Raia (CTAS)


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