Research and Publications

Ongoing research

  • Estimating avoided fossil emissions from substitution of wood energy for fossil energy and wood products for non-wood materials in buildings.
  • Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of hardwood lumber manufacturing facility 
  • Forest Carbon support tool 
  • Survey of Logging Businesses in Michigan
  • Climate Literacy, Training, and Assistance
  • Potential Supply and Demand of Mass Timber in Midwest
  • Product and Carbon Traceability Throughout the Wood Products Supply Chain
  • Economic Contribution of Biomass power plants in northeastern and Midwest region.
  • Economic Tradeoffs in Timber Products Under Various Carbon Management Strategies
  • Restoration of Mesic forests in North America

Competed Study by 2023

  • Low value wood and slash (feedstock) availability for biochar production 
  • Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of biochar production 
  • Building Woodshed maps (procurement zones) using wood products market
  • Biomass (feedstock) availability for a bioenergy powerplants in Michigan
  • Analysis of location, feedstock availability, and economic contributions of a mass timber manufacturing plant in Michigan
  • Forest Carbon Inventory and Modeling Needs Assessment


Journal Articles

Please contact the Raju Pokharel if you need any of the following publications.