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Biomass for Energy Production



Public perception and concern that increased CO2 is elevating global temperatures has resulted in a national emphasis to replace fossil fuels and coal with clean renewable fuels to supply our future energy needs. The Alabama Forestry Commission believes that using woody biomass to produce heat and energy will not only offset CO2 buildup, but will also improve Alabama’s economy and keep our forests healthy.

Woody biomass is a renewable product typically left in the forest during harvests or produced as manufacturing waste products. This material is typically called fuelwood. Using some of this material will not only help replace fossil fuels with renewable fuels, but will also reduce the risks of destructive wildfires, insects, and disease, and have increased capacity to support wildlife. When fuelwood is burned it generates lower levels of hazardous emissions than traditional fuel sources.

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