Georgia committees to explore forest innovation, farmland preservation, tree safety

The Georgia Virtue
June 6, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US East

Several Georgia study committees will explore various agricultural issues facing the Peach State, including the potential impact of sustainable aviation fuel. The Senate Advancing Forest Innovation in Georgia Study Committee, created by Senate Resolution 786, will examine how public policy can encourage continued investment in facilities that create sustainable manufacturing components, practices, energy sources and other high-demand products derived from Georgia’s forest products. …“Georgia’s 22 million acres of forests and the existing forest product industry across the state is well positioned to deliver sustainable solutions that can power an emerging bioeconomy,” said Andres Villegas, president & CEO of the Georgia Forestry Association. “GFA is grateful for Sen. Kennedy’s leadership in establishing the Senate Advancing Forestry Innovation Study Committee, which will provide an important opportunity to discuss how Georgia can advance the use of wood-based raw material in a variety of products – from sustainable aviation fuel and mass timber to bioplastics and lignin-based batteries.”

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