US Forest Service Woody Biomass Utilization

Woody Biomass Utilization

Help Develop New and Expanded Markets for Bioenergy and Biobased Products

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Developing markets for a variety of products is a key element to utilizing woody biomass.

Woody biomass utilization is a global, regional, and local sustainability issue. Markets for products and ecosystem services are dynamic, changing in response to science and technology advances, costs, perceived risks, and social and economic interests. The Forest Service strives to capture opportunities from changing supply and demand in markets to help meet forest management goals.

Related Links

Forest Service


  • National Association of Conservation Districts - helps districts meet forestry needs on private forest, urban and agricultural land.
    • Woody Biomass Desk Guide and Toolkit - an overview of woody biomass production and utilization in the U.S., tips of how to provide effective outreach for your clientele, and educational handouts to share with your audiences. The purpose of this guide is to equip natural resource professionals and outreach specialists with the information and tools needed to increase awareness of the use of woody biomass for energy in the U.S.


US Forest Service
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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