The State of Information Databases Tracking Wood-to-Energy Facilities

The Woody Biomass Joint Venture (JV) – a partnership between the USDA Forest Service and the Endowment – hosted a roundtable of knowledgeable professionals to explore the content and quality of information tracked by existing woody biomass infrastructure databases. This report provides an overview of current databases and contacts for wood-to-energy facilities and points to […]

Applying Pathways to Sustainability

Intended to be a resource for pellet producers, forest management professionals, landowners, and others concerned with the conservation and sustainable management of U.S. forests, this report describes four potential pathways for making sustainability claims.  Each represents a different approach to mitigating environmental and other risks in the supply chain.   View PDF

Case Studies: Best-in-Class Wood-to-Energy Systems

The Endowment and USDA Forest Service  State & Private Forestry worked with, the Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC) to develop a  series of case studies illustrating the development and operational experiences of various community-scale facilities that employ biomass systems. The work includes a review of “best-in-class” applications in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Scandinavia. […]

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