Forest biomass is a promising feedstock for the production of bioenergy, biofuels, and bioproducts because it is renewable and widely available as a byproduct of forest management. Its harvest and use also has the potential to positively impact rural communities, especially those negatively impacted by upheaval in the forest sector.
Hensen, Reid; Essen, Maureen; Anderson, Nathaniel; Peters, Larry; Kimmerly, April. 2016. Integrating sustainable biofuels and byproducts into forest industry supply chains. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 37 p.