2010, Moline, IL – John Deere Construction & Forestry has launched a woody
biomass website designed to educate and inform about
the importance of harvesting woody biomass. The user-friendly website
(www.woodybiomass.com) explains what woody biomass is, why harvesting it is important, how it works as
a fuel, and what types of innovative public policies are needed to encourage
responsible harvesting and the use of woody biomass.
short, informative videos, experts—from scientists to state senators—provide
insight to help educate the interested public, loggers and other industry
members, policymakers, and the press. The videos include: “Harvesting a Cleaner
Environment,” which shares how woody biomass can be processed into liquid fuel;
“Healthier Forests,” which discusses how uncollected forest floor residue can
be an accelerant in forest fires; and “Stronger Rural Communities,” a review of
how harvesting woody biomass helps provide out-of-work loggers with a new
revenue stream and revitalize rural communities.
The website’s “Making It Reality” section
gives visitors the opportunity to fill out a simple form that sends an
automated letter encouraging the inclusion of woody biomass in the new
renewable energy standards to their legislators in Washington, D.C.