Introduction to Woody Biomass as an Energy Source

Wood Energy December 02, 2013 Print Friendly and PDF

The benefits of utilizing woody biomass for bio-based products are many. These benefits are environmental, economic, social, and energy related. The use of woody biomass for bioenergy can help mitigate greenhouse gases, contribute to the development of healthier forests, bolster rural economies, and reduce the nation’s dependency on foreign oil. These articles introduce the benefits and concerns of utilizing woody biomass for energy.

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There are many factors that help determine the use woody biomass for energy production.  Below we consider the decision-making points involved in the process.  

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.