Beneficial Use of Manufacturing Residuals

For more than 20 years, NCASI has provided Member Companies with valuable information and networking opportunities on existing and emerging beneficial uses for forest products industry manufacturing residuals. Alternative management of manufacturing residuals continues to be an area of significant interest within the industry, particularly in the context of seeking novel ways in which to reduce the amount of residuals that are otherwise disposed of.

NCASI is developing a tool for members to use as an information resource on beneficial use opportunities for residuals unique to the sector. This Practical Guide for the Beneficial Use of Forest Products Residuals ("GuBu") will, over time, incorporate multiple modules to encompass the array of industry residuals for which alternative beneficial use opportunities are available. The current version of GuBu (Version 1.0, released August 2016) includes the module for wood ash.

Go to the Guide for Beneficial Use page to download the guide.

For more information about this work, contact Dr. Ilich Lama.