US Forest Service Woody Biomass Utilization

Woody Biomass Utilization

Develop and Deploy the Needed Science and Technology

Picture of a mixed conifer stand after small wood has been removed and slash piled.
A mixed conifer stand after small wood has been removed and slash piled.

Picture of a John Deere bundling machine in action.
John Deere slash bundling machine in action.

Picture of oils derived from wood.
Oils derived from wood. Courtesy of DOE National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Effective utilization of woody biomass will require new information about the growth and productivity of forests; silvicultural techniques and management guidelines to establish and maintain desired conditions; harvesting, handling, and processing of woody biomass material; development of new uses for woody biomass; and technologies for conversion to energy and other biobased products. All of these require additional research and technology development and the transfer of that knowledge to practitioners on the ground. This will involve cooperation with other federal agencies, universities, organizations, and industry.

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Woody Biomass Utilization Team
Sidney R.Yates Federal Building
3rd Floor Southwest
201 14th Street, S.W. at Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20250

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