US Forest Service Funds Bioenergy, Pellet And Biochar Projects

By Erin Voegele
Biomass Magazine
May 14, 2024
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: United States

The USDA’s Forest Service on May 14 awarded nearly $74 million to 171 projects through two grant programs that aim to create new markets for wood products and renewable energy from wood, and increase the capacity of wood processing facilities. The awards, made through the Wood Innovations Grant, Community Wood Grant, and Wood Products Infrastructure Assistance Grant Programs, support projects to increase demand and create new and innovative uses for sustainably sourced wood. A sample of 21 Awards include:

  • $170,000 to support a biomass district heating project in Nenana, Alaska
  • $300,000 for hydrogen to methanol by Bluestone Renewables in Arizona
  •  $300,000 awarded to Lignetics to support packaging line upgrades in Arizona
  •  $296,000 awarded to G.C. Forest Products to a support pellet mill in California
  •  $187,500 awarded to Growpro Inc. for a biochar project in California

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