FPL Woody Biomass Utilization -- How Does it Apply?

Since 1993, the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) has focused some of its research effort on characterizing small-diameter and thinning material, identifying potential uses, and providing technology that can help rural-based communities create successful businesses from the by-products of ecosystem management.

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7. The quality of life of individuals and societies is affected by energy choices.
8. Wood based bio-fuels are one form of energy that is renewable

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7.6 Some populations are more vulnerable to impacts of energy choices than others.

7.1 Economic security is impacted by energy choices.

8.1 Sources of cellulosic residuals used are found in forest operations and in industry process