Pulp wood is selling for 8 per cord to the tree farmer. We have an over supply of wood chips and International Paper is shipping wood chips from Brazil to U.S. paper mills. Yet a cord of pipe contains 15 million btus of energy and when you divide the btu value of one gallon of gasoline which is 128,000 btu's you get 117 gallons worth of fuel in a cord of wood. Now say the conversion process is 50% that is 55 gallons of liquid energy per cord of pine and a cord is sell for $8 but turned into methanol or ethanol it has a value of over $200. Why are we not pushing wood waste to energy?