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Wood Products Markets

The intent of this category is to promote markets that create or expand the demand for non-energy based wood products.

Projects can include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Develop training on construction or manufacturing techniques that use new building materials or building designs (e.g., structural roundwood or cross-laminated timbers).
  2. Conduct a market analysis and perform targeted marketing to expand the use of wood materials in commercial construction (e.g., buildings or bridges).
  3. Establish statewide wood action teams that focus on using wood in support of state Forest Action Plans.
  4. Facilitate establishment of new building codes to support expanded use of wood materials.
  5. Demonstrate the beneficial characteristics of wood as a green building material, including investments in life cycle assessments and environmental product declarations for wood products.
  6. Develop a carbon trading market protocol for wood building materials that accounts for the fossil carbon offset from using wood.
  7. Develop markets to use unexpected increases in volumes of wood caused by natural events (e.g., insects, diseases, hurricanes, tornadoes and ice storms).
  8. Develop manufacturing capacity and markets for wood products that support forest ecosystem restoration, such as biochar, biofuel, mulch, and soil amendments.

The WPM grants are projects selected on a competitive basis.  These projects can be explored from the WPM funded projects searchable database.

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