We’re uniting organizations across the country that support bioenergy.
On October 18, 2017, participating organizations will open their doors to their communities to demonstrate the many benefits that bioenergy provides on the local level.
Bioenergy is a crucial part of Northwest Montana's economy and forest management strategy. Bioenergy is used to power the FH Stoltze sawmill, which also sells 2 MW of power to Flathead Electric Coop. RBM Lumber uses bioenergy in its production of high-end wood products, and its leftover wood fibers heat Glacier High School. SmartLam uses bioenergy in its manufacturing of cross-laminated timber (CLT), an innovative building material. The U.S. Forest Service discusses the need for more bioenergy in the area.
California is experiencing a drought and, along with it, significant tree mortality across the state. An estimated 66 million dead trees pose safety hazards and fire risks - and biomass can help alleviate the problem. U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Regional Forester Randy Moore discusses the benefits of biomass.
Ashland, Maine is home to J.D. Irving Sawmill, ReEnergy Ashland biomass facility, Morris Logging, Northeast Pellets, and countless other forestry-focused businesses. Bioenergy is an essential part of a thriving forestry industry that employs hundreds of Mainers - and keeps the forests healthy.
The Eagle Valley Clean Energy facility in Gypsum, Colorado, generates clean power from the otherwise unusable parts of trees diseased by the widespread pine beetle blight that has devastated 5 million acres of Colorado's forests. The model bioenergy project was made possible by a public-private partnership with the U.S. Forest Service.
The town of Burns, Oregon, installed a biomass heating boiler in its court house to save money on heating fuel, support the local forest products industry and help manage the forests nearby.