Forestry BIOstock

Forest and industrial wood residues , including logging residues, bark, other mill residues, and spent pulping liquors, are the source of most biomass energy consumed today. The forest products industry has a harvesting and processing infrastructure for wood, and continually seeks higher-value uses for mill residues. Residue availability is determined by production levels of wood products and by the economics of alternative uses.

Benefits from the Bioenergy Producers Association

In addition to furthering landfill diversion, air quality, energy, and agricultural goals, conversion technologies (CTs) will advance the following:

  • Forest Health & Wildfire Protection - Coupling forest thinning projects with biomass conversion can create a wildfire prevention strategy that reduces fire suppression costs and enhances renewable energy supplies.
  • Urban Revitalization - Clean CT industries can serve as anchor facilities for urban eco-industrial parks.
  • Water Quality & Watershed Protection - Replacement of petrochemicals with biobased chemicals and products can reduce harmful releases to waters from agricultural and industrial operations. Preservation of forest integrity also reduces water quality impacts through erosion and runoff.

Last updated July 3, 2008