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2022 Wood Innovations Grant Recipients

The Wood Innovations Grants Program, launched in 2015, stimulates and expands wood products and wood energy markets. Relevant legislation includes the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Public Law 115- 334) and Rural Revitalization Technologies (7 U.S. Code [USC] 6601). National focus areas include mass timber, renewable wood energy, and technological development that supports fuel reduction and sustainable forest management.

(NEW) 2022 Wood Innovations and Community Wood Press Release

2022 Wood Innovations Grant Recipients
Project Organization City, State Award
Biomass System Training and Audit Program Alaska Energy Authority Anchorage, AK $112,500
Ionia Village Sustainable Heat and Home Project Ionia, Inc. Kasilof, AK $96,060
San Carlos Apache Tribe Cutter Sawmill Start-Up and Training Assistance San Carlos Apache Tribe San Carlos, AZ $249,725
Engineering Functionalized carbon from forest residue to enhance health of air and the built environment Arizona State University Tempe, AZ $250,000
Woody Biomass/Wood Biomass Dryer, Grinder, and Briquette Machine Joe Dirt Excavating, Inc. Williams, AZ $250,000
Tools for forest biofuels market development in California University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, CA $102,529
Design and implementation of high-performance solar kilns for California feedstock and climate University of California Berkeley Berkeley, CA $172,028
Sawmill Upgrade to Produce Higher-Value Lumber from Fire Salvage Logs Collins Pine Company Chester, CA $250,000
Wildfire recovery and community rebuilding through a small-scale sawmill operation J&C Enterprises Crescent Mills, CA $218,500
Demonstration of a Cost-Effective CLT Panel Capable of Resisting DOS/DOD Design Basis Threats – Phase II Karagozian & Case, Inc Glendale, CA $92,200
Shavings Plant Expansion with New Innovative Technology-Jamestown, CA American Wood Fibers, Inc. Jamestown, CA $250,000
North Fork Lumber 5MW Biomass Cogeneration Design & Permitting North Fork Lumber Company Korbel, CA $250,000
LA TIMBER BRIDGE: Forest trees to furniture built for/by the unhoused in LA Would-Works, Inc. Los Angeles, CA $50,000
Natural Fiber Insulation Material from Forest Biochar for Sustainable Fire-Resistant Buildings University of California Merced, CA $207,361
Winch Assisted Attachment Installation for Steep Slope Harvesting J & R Logging, Inc. Mt Aukum, CA $249,050
Engineering to support development of a wood waste to biofuel gasification plant in the Northern Sierra Nevada Yosemite Clean Energy, LLC Oroville, CA $250,000
SF Bay Area Targeted Biochar Marketing Strategy Implementation: Compost Amendments, Storm Water Remediation & Manure Management. Earth Foundries, Inc. Saratoga, CA $250,000
Forestree Collective: increasing wood products manufacturing & markets Forestree Collective Sebastopol, CA $100,000
Forest Resilience Bond to Support Post-Fire Restoration Blue Forest Conservation Shaver Lake, CA $249,130
Alpenglow Timber: Wood Processing Infrastructure Project Alpenglow Timber LLC Truckee, CA $250,000
Trash is cash: Reducing the logistical barriers for utilizing non-merchantable wood as renewable biofuels and bioproducts Takachar Limited Ukiah, CA $100,000
Mount Lassen Power Wood Energy Expansion - Biomass Power Plant Restart Project Mount Lassen Power Inc. Westwood, CA $250,000
Wood Products Climate Forest Finance Initiative Impact Finance Center Denver, CO $250,000
3495 Wynkoop Wynkoop Investors, LLC Denver, CO $250,000
Advancing mass timber as a climate solution in three U.S. cities to scale up its use and encourage investment in U.S. manufacturing Olifant, LLC Denver, CO $250,000
Accelerating Market Acceptance of Modular CLT Components Through Certification of Replicable Rural CLT Manufacturing Methodologies Timber Age Systems, Inc. Durango, CO $117,606
Practical modeling approaches for buildings with mass timber lateral systems Colorado School of Mines Golden, CO $150,000
Unified Marketing Strategy to Help Reduce Hazardous Fuels in the Wildland Urban Interface Sustainable Resources Institute, Inc. Lakewood, CO $173,500
The Impacts, Benefits, and Challenges of Bioenergy from Forests: A Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue and Analysis Initiative Yale University New Haven, CT $133,167
Resilient Forests – Responsive Structures: Regenerative Silviculture and Experimental Mass Timber Components for the US Northeast Gray Organschi Architecture New Haven, CT  $250,000
Mass Timber Outreach Mass Timber Strategy Washington, DC $100,000
Advancing Social Impact Using Mass Timber in Industrial Building Types Sustainable Forestry Initiative Washington, DC $249,108
Forest to Building: Catalyzing the Building Language of the Wood Basket University of Florida Gainesville, FL $238,564
Engage ESG Stakeholders to Gain Assurance of Sustainability in Support of All Private Working Forests and Domestic Wood Supply Forest Landowner Foundation Atlanta, GA $220,000
Advancing the Awareness and Acceptance of Mass Timber in Georgia Georgia Forestry Foundation Forsyth, GA $199,100
Development and Distribution of Tools for Fast and Accurate CLT Engineering Design Equilibrium Consulting Inc. Sandy Springs, GA $60,000
Forest-to-Farm: An innovative network to diversify wood product markets, encourage sustainable forest management, and enhance water quality Iowa State University Ames, IA $241,216
Star Lofts Cutler Development, LLC Des Moines, IA $250,000
Structural Evaluation and Architectural Design of a Mass Timber Overbuild at the University of Idaho University of Idaho Moscow, ID $178,268
Production of Wooden School Furniture from Low-Value Hardwoods Purdue University West Lafayette, IN $94,498
Fire Retardant Treated Oriented Strandboard (FRTOSB) for Modern Construction Louisiana State University Agricultural Center Baton Rouge, LA $249,754
Ashfield Combined Biochar & Power Facility Roberts Energy Renewables, Inc Ashfield, MA $250,000
Mass Timber Design in Minutes, not Months: A Hybrid Mass Timber Building Solution for Supply-Chain Integration Generate LLC Boston, MA $250,000
88 NoWa Hotel Project NOWA LLC and West End Acquisition LLC Boston, MA $250,000
The New England Heat Modified Mass Timber Initiative IKD Boston, MA $250,000
High Efficiency Steam Energy from Woody Biomass Residuals Maine Woods Company Portage, ME $250,000
CLT office tower and retail demonstration project to expand markets for Maine’s forest products Dirigo Center Developers LLC Westbrook, ME $250,000
Catalyzing Michigan Mass Timber Manufacture and Demand by Piloting Michigan-Sourced-and-Made Nail-Laminated Timber Michigan State University East Lansing, MI $252,638
Increasing acceptance of northern hardwood lumber into cross-laminated timber (CLT) by repurposing low-grade red maple Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI $247,790
The mass-timber flagship building at Adelaide Pointe Marina Leestma Management Muskegon, MI $256,856
Assessment for Scrimber Engineered Wood Products from Northern Minnesota Softwoods University of Minnesota Duluth Duluth, MN $48,727
Life cycle analysis of cross laminated timber: increasing awareness and utilization of wood products in the building community Mississippi State University Mississippi State, MS $249,999
Biomass Energy in the Wildland-Urban Interface, Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico Biocultural Connections – The Climate Conservancy Mora, NM $57,101
Heizomat wood chip boiler installation with integrated Cyclone/ESP emission control for kiln drying and heating of sawmill buildings Brookside Lumber, Inc. Moravia, NY $151,130
Log Sorting and Optimization Wyeast Timber Services Hood River, OR $243,125
Conversion of Post-Fire Charred Waste Woody Biomass to Sustainable Aviation Fuel & Renewable Diesel Red Rock Biofuels Holdings, Inc Klamath Falls, OR $244,700
Milwaukie Courtyard Housing Project HomeWork Development Milwaukie, OR $250,000
Modular Mass Timber Skeleton System CutMyTimber Portland, OR $250,000
PathHouse Modular Mass Timber Prototype PathHouse LLC Portland, OR $250,000
Restoration Wood, Building Projects with Positive Impacts Sustainable Northwest Portland, OR $250,000
A Regional Model for the All-Wood Building Waechter Architecture Portland, OR $124,084
Design Development for a Forestry Experience Center building demonstrating new, scalable, prefabricated mass-timber components World Forestry Center Portland, OR $249,918
Stacking Value: Connecting Forest Restoration, Biochar, Heat, and Carbon Heartwood Biomass LLC Wallowa, OR $236,740
Industry Outreach and Supply Chain Development for Birch Essential Oil Production Facility Woodside Oils, LLC Kane, PA $250,000
Philadelphia Reforestation Hub & Wood Utilization Pilot: Job Training through Life-Cycle Forest Management PowerCorpsPHL  Philadelphia, PA $250,000
Development of a Clemson University Mass Timber Structure Training Program Clemson University Clemson, SC $128,093
Mass Timber Reconstruction of a High-Profile Academic Building at Clemson University: Lehotsky Hall Clemson University Clemson, SC $250,000
ForesTrust: Product and Carbon Traceability Throughout the Wood Products Supply Chain U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities Greenville, SC $250,000
Capturing carbon, reducing hazardous wood fuel, and creating jobs within the Wildland Urban Intersection Urban Wood Economy Inc. Memphis, TN $250,000
Full Circle Woodland Forestry a Circular Economic Project Texas Urban Sawmill, LLC Dripping Springs, TX $248,180
Accelerating Mass Timber Adoption with Standard-Format CLT Sterling Site Access Solutions, LLC Lufkin, TX $250,000
Highline Office Building Gardner Company Draper, UT $250,000
Multistate effort to economically produce structural grade hardwood lumber Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA $228,700
Expanding New Markets for Biochar Via Collaboration and Project Demonstrations Virginia Department of Forestry Charlottesville, VA $250,000
Prototype biochar permeable interlocking concrete pavers from low-value slash piles University of California Davis  Pullman, WA $250,000
Assessment of borate‐treated lamstock for a more durable CLT Washington State University Pullman, WA $249,954
The Digital Twins Project – Replicating Tall Wood Housing Models atelierjones LLC Seattle, WA $250,000
Bakers Place and The Edison The Neutral Project, LLC Madison, WI $250,000