The Endowment upgrades, expands biomass database
The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities created a database in 2010 that tracked industrial and select community-scale users of wood-to-energy facilities across North America. This spring, the Endowment unveiled major improvements to that database.
Through the Woody Biomass Joint Venture, a partnership between the U.S. Forest Service and the Endowment, updates were completed to the database to ensure it serves as the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of users and processors for wood for energy, including electric facilities, thermal installations and pellet mills.
The University of Tennessee Office of Bioenergy Programs created and houses the system, with original funding provided by the Endowment, Forest Service, American Forest and Paper Association, Canadian Forest Service of Natural Resources Canada, Forest Products Association of Canada, and several others.