Snapshot of new woody biomass production potential in Michigan
February 2, 2017
Additional supplies of new woody biomass for an expanded bioeconomy are available (1) in Michigan’s natural forests (about 3.40 metric tons/year), (2) in new biomass plantations on idle, underused, non-agricultural land (about 2.42 metric tons/year), and (3) from urban wood waste streams (about 2.20 metric tons/year). Together, these potential new resources could provide over 8 million dry metric tons of biomass - enough to almost triple the size of Michigan’s current wood products industry. This snapshot is part of the assessment portion of the Michigan Statewide Wood Energy Team grant.
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