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Bioenergy Contributes To Forest Health, Rural Jobs Across America

On Bioenergy Day and during National Forest Products Week, we recognize the importance of using domestic biomass for a wide variety of applications: renewable energy, heating and cooling, and biobased products, to improve forest health, mitigate climate change, and create jobs in rural America. The undersigned groups, representing a wide array of interests, also recognize […]

California Governor Recognizes Bioenergy In Effort To Prevent Wildfires

On May 10 California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an executive order designed to address the state’s spate of record-breaking forest fires. The measures included long-term use of small bioenergy generators. Combating dangerous tree mortality, increasing the ability of forests to capture carbon and systematically improving forest management are among the order’s goals. It […]

U.S. BECCS Potential Revealed In New Study

A comprehensive new study is aiming to offer unprecedented detail on the potential for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technology in the US. BECCS involves taking the CO2 produced from burning biomass for electricity, and permanently storing it underground. With the feedstock plants grown to produce the biomass absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere […]

Biomass Markets: Who Will Buy Northeast’s Low-Grade Wood?

Van Webb, a logger and farmer from Sunapee, harvested from a mostly white pine lot on a 57-acre property in Unity, N.H., in 2016. Many of the pine trees he harvested were low-grade — meaning the logs could not be sawed into boards at a sawmill. Instead, he sent the wood to the biomass plant […]

Researchers: Wood Pellets Beat Fossil Fuels In Reducing Emissions

Using wood pellets for home heating fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than half over fossil fuels and natural gas, according to new research from the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. “Wood pellet heat is a new and growing heating alternative in the U.S. and has been proposed as […]

UNH Study: Wood Pellet Heating Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Using wood pellets for home heating fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than half over fossil fuels and natural gas, according to new research from the N.H. Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire. John Gunn, research assistant professor of forest management and researcher with station, and colleagues with the Spatial Informatics […]

Bioenergy Production Could Play A Part In Reducing Forest Fires

Bioenergy can play a role in reducing the risk of forest fires, according to a video recently published on the European Forest Institute’s website. Across the world, forest fires devastate large areas of forest every year. In 2017, the tragic trend has been seen in forest fires in France, the USA and Portugal. In its […]

Biomass Plant Awarded 5-Year Contract With Southern California Edison

The biomass energy plant outside Chinese Camp has been awarded a five-year contract from Southern California Edison to burn wood from forest management operations and high fire hazard zones to produce 18 megawatts of electricity per hour, or 432 megawatts a day, private owners of the plant said this week. Terms of the deal, which […]

Biofuels: From Wood To Wing?

The northwest United States has an abundance of forest residuals – underbrush and slash– left over from harvesting and forest restoration treatments, as well as mill and urban wood waste. All of these feedstocks are forms of woody biomass. This abundance of woody biomass creates considerable potential for wood-based bioenergy development in the region, particularly […]

USFS Awards Grants To Expand Wood Energy, Wood Products Markets

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell recently announced over $8.3 million to substantially expand and accelerate wood products and wood energy markets. Federal funds will leverage almost $37 million in matching funds from 36 business, university, nonprofit, and tribal partners in 19 states for a total investment of over $45 million. The public-private partnerships leveraged […]

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