June 11, 2010 By U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities
2010 – A new report by the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities and the
University of Tennessee reviews the current state of research and technologies
for using wood to produce energy in Canada and the United States. The
peer-reviewed report entitled, Wood 2 Energy: a State of the Science and
Technology Report, characterizes industry process designs, stage of
development or commercialization, and suitability for the marketplace. It also
provides an analysis of market sustainability, including opportunities and
barriers for wood to energy production.
"As our partners
consider how best to invest in and support the woody biomass industry – both
that associated with the traditional forest products industry as well as the
emerging alternative energy sector – it is vitally important that we have a
sound understanding of the current state of the science and technology,"
says Carlton Owen, president & CEO of the Endowment.
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