Biomass News & Resources

Biomass Availability and Bioenergy

Glossary of Terms, courtesy of the Biomass Power Association

How Biomass Energy Works, from the Union of Concerned Scientists website provides a thoughtful review of biomass sources for energy. HM3 Energy agrees with their premise that sustainably-harvested wood and forest residues are a beneficial source of biomass.

U.S. Billion Ton Update, U.S. Department of Energy (2016). An update to the 2005  in depth “Billion Ton Study” of the potential biomass available  within the contiguous United States based on assumptions about current and future inventory production capacity, availability and technology. Includes spatial, county-by-county inventory of potentially available primary feedstocks, price and available quantities for the individual feedstocks and modeling of resource sustainability.

Forest and Rangeland Mangement

Woody Biomass Utilization Benefits “The utilization of woody biomass has numerous direct and indirect societal, economic, and environmental benefits.”

Western Juniper: Its Impact and Management in Oregon Rangelands, a study by Oregon State University Extension Service.

 Other Links

Pinchot Institute for Conservation, has a mission “to advance conservation and sustainable natural resource management by developing innovative, practical and broadly-supported solutions to conservation challenges and opportunities.”

US Endowment for Forestry and Communitiesworks collaboratively with partners in the public and private sectors to advance systemic, transformative and sustainable change for the health and vitality of the nation’s working forests and forest-reliant communities.”

Sustainable Northwest works with communities to innovate and solve critical natural resource challenges.

Oregon Forest Resources Institute, created in 1991 by the Oregon Legislature, “is a centralized gateway to shared ideas and collaborative dialogue regarding the delicate balance between the environmental, social and economic values provided by our forests.”

 

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