Forest-based Bioenergy for Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
Interest in wood-based bioenergy is greatly increasing as people look for renewable and alternative forms of energy. This is especially true in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where nearly 80% of land is in forest. This workshop, held on 10 March 2009, brought together foresters, natural resource professionals, loggers, forest industry members, conservation districts, government organizations, and others to explore the future of woody biomass utilization in the region and what that might mean for local forests, economies, and communities.
Funding for this project was provided by the National Association of Conservation Districts.
Workshop Presentations and Materials
- Energy, Woody Biomass & Other Abstract Ideas
Bill Cook, Michigan State University Extension
- Centers of Energy Excellence Update and the Feedstock Supply Chain
Donna LaCourt, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
- Woody Energy Crop Production Systems: Adding Another Log to the Fire
Ray Miller, Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, Michigan State University
- Forest Biomass: Inventory, Potential, and Realized Feedstock Availability
Robert Froese, Michigan Technological University
- Forest Residues as a Source of Woody Biomass: Issues & Opportunities
Charlie Becker, Plum Creek Timberlands
- Policies, Perceptions, and Wood-based Bioenergy
Kathy Halvorsen, Michigan Technological University
- Biomass Harvesting Guidance for Michigan
Cara Boucher, Michigan Department of Natural Resources
- Biomass Utilization and Restoration Network of the Upper Peninsula (BURN-UP)
- Michigan Biomass Energy Program
- Upper Peninsula Tree Improvement Center
- Renewable Energy (Michigan Public Service Commission)
- Michigan Climate Action Council
The "Energy, Woody Biomass & Other Abstract Ideas" download is a PowerPoint Show. You may obtain a free PowerPoint viewer from Microsoft.
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Last Modified: 01/18/2011