Woody biomass utilization trends, barriers, and strategies : a survey of USDA Forest Service managers
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Public and private forest managers, renewable energy advocates, and community leaders across the United States are increasingly in- terested in woody biomass for its potential to increase energy independence, mitigate climate change, off-set the costs of hazardous fuels and forest restoration projects, and create opportunities for community-economic development. Woody biomass derived from logging, fuels treatments, and forest products manufacturing can be utilized for heat and electrical energy as well as value-added wood products, although much of the current policy discussion in the United States around biomass has focused on using minimal value biomass for energy purposes.
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