W2E grants are for projects focused on engineering services necessary for final design, cost analysis and permitting process for wood energy systems . The W2E projects focus on utilizing woody biomass generated from National Forest Service system lands and other forestlands. Projects must use commercially proven wood energy systems to produce thermal, electrical, liquid, or gaseous energy. The goals of the W2E grant program include:
- Promote projects that target and help remove economic and market barriers to using woody biomass for renewable energy.
- Assist projects that produce renewable energy from woody biomass while protecting the public interest.
- Reduce the public’s cost for forest restoration by increasing the value of biomass and other forest products generated from hazardous fuels reduction and forest health activities.
- Create incentives and/or encourage business investments that use woody biomass from our Nation’s forest lands for renewable energy projects.
The W2E grants are projects selected on a competitive basis. These projects can be explored from the W2E funded projects searchable database.