Characterization and Efficient Utilization of emerging Wood Fuel Species for Charcoal Production in the Savanna Transition Zone of Ghana

Currently, there is no information on the energy characteristics of the emerging wood fuel species used for charcoal production. Moreover, the trend and magnitude of extraction of emerging species are not known thus the implications on sustainability of the resource cannot be been determined. This study is designed mainly to identify and characterize these wood fuel species and assess their availability, extent of extraction and utilization in the forest savanna transition zone of Ghana. The ultimate aim is to assist in suggesting further research and development interventions for ensuring sustainable utilization and management of wood fuel resources.