As firewood from planted forests replaces wood extracted from native forests and the pulp and paper, ceramics, charcoal-fired steelworks, and agribusiness industries grow, consumption and volume of firewood produced from planted trees steadily grows. This firewood, is produced by reforestation, and is burned directly or combusted to create charcoal, which in turn is used in homes or industries.

It should be noted that the use of firewood as an energy source in rural and industrial settings contributes to the sustainable growth of the sectors that consume forest biomass, since the process reduces consumption of fossil fuels and uses trees, a renewable and perennial raw material, to generate energy.