July 21, 2011 By 25x’25 Alliance
July 21, 2011 – A National Wood-to Energy
Roadmap has been released for the United States by the 25x’25 Alliance. In 2010
and 2011, the 25x’25 Alliance and the Federal Interagency Woody Biomass Working
Group convened a Wood-to-Energy Workgroup, consisting of representatives from
landowner groups, professional forestry organizations, environmental
organizations, traditional forest industries, emerging renewable energy
industries, and academia. Together they explored four topics vital to the
future of biomass energy in America: wood demand and supply, sustainability of
forest resources, carbon and climate change, and related policies.
The roadmap summarizes the key findings and
recommendations to sustainably produce woody biomass for energy and traditional
uses while providing balanced multiple benefits from public and private
forests. The study was published with funding assistance from the Energy
Foundation and the Better World Fund.
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