Converting beetle-killed trees into renewable energy

Beetle-killed trees in the west rot and become fire hazards. But a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant could help turn these trees into biofuel. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a $10 million grant ffor the effort led by Colorado State University.


  1. I will be leading the University of Idaho team, and also the socioeconomic and policy analysis team for the 4-state area (CO, ID, MT, WY). Contact me if you have any questions about this project.

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