Forest Biomass Innovation Center: An overview
The 1,700-acre MSU Forest Biomass Innovation Center is located in the Michigan Upper Peninsula city of Escanaba. The center is leading a number of initiatives to increase the sustainable use of wood in Michigan's expanding bio-economy.
MSU and sustainable woody bioenergy production
MSU AgBioResearch scientists at the MSU Forest Biomass Innovation Center are using willow and poplar hybrid production systems in an effort to lower production costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
MSU explores insect population dynamics in bioenergy
MSU AgBioResearch scientists at the MSU Forest Biomass Innovation Center are looking at the impacts of bioenergy cropping systems on insect diversity and the services insects provide, such as pollination and pest suppression.
Creating Next-Generation Power Sources
Researchers at Michigan State University are using thermally treated biomass products as a replacement for coal at the Simon Power Plant.