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
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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Biomass Crop Assistance Program