South Carolina develops guidelines for woody biomass harvest

Foresters with the South Carolina Forestry Commission have developed guidelines that address the emerging practice of harvesting woody biomass for energy.

Biomass generates energy. Forest products manufacturers have known this for generations and have produced their own electricity on-site using bark, sawdust and other waste wood.

“Woody biomass is a renewable resource that has the potential to supply 12-13 percent of the electricity used in South Carolina,” said Dr. Tim Adams, the commission’s resource development director.


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