Snapshot of new woody biomass production potential in Michigan
February 2, 2017 - Author: Shivan GC, Raymond O. Miller, and Karen Potter-Witter
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.