Community Wood Energy and Wood innovations Program
The Latest News:
- June 25, 2021 – Shaheen Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Expand Development of Sustainable Wood Products and Revitalize America’s Forest Economy
- June 24, 2021 – Bipartisan Bill Would Expand Development of Sustainable Wood Products from Federal Forests
- May 7, 2021 – USDA Awards $15 Million in Grants to Expand Wood Products, Wood Energy Markets and Community Forests
- April 27, 2020- USDA Forest Service Announces Investments in Wood Energy and Wood Innovation
In rural communities across the country, people lack access to local renewable heating fuel. Importing those fossil fuels can be expensive and impede energy independence, resilience and security. That’s why BTEC and the Forests in the Farm Bill Coalition gained authorization for the Community Wood Energy and Wood Innovations Program (Community Wood) in the 2018 Farm Bill.
Community Wood is a bold solution to Rural America’s renewable heating needs. It provides grants of up to $1 million for wood energy and forest products projects across the country! BTEC has successfully lobbied Congress to appropriate Community Wood for up to $5 million in 2020 and 2021. The US Forest Service administers grants under the Community Wood Program, making a difference in Communities all across America!
|Icy Straits Lumber and Milling, Inc.
|Establish climate-controlled working space to manufacture wood products.
|Native Village of Kluti-Kaah
|Heat four tribal community buildings with one central system.
|Copper Center, AK
|Generate electricity in addition to heat for sawmill operations.
|East Baldwin, ME
|City of Middle River Community Center
|Heat 45,000 square-foot community center.
|Middle River, MN
|Iron Triangle, LLC
|Produce process heat for forest products manufacturing operations in two locations.
|John Day and Seneca, OR
|Vaagen Timbers, LLC
|Generate process heat to dry lumber for cross-laminated timber.
|Washington State Department of Corrections
|Establish district heating and hot water supply for 103,000 square-foot prison.
|DCI Furniture, Inc.
|Install new wood boiler to generate space heat, process heat, and electricity at vertically integrated furniture plant. (energy)
|Jackson Paper Manufacturing Company
|Rebuild 39-year-old wood boiler that uses over 80,000 tons of low value wood per year from 35 forest products businesses. (energy)
|Golden West Pine Mills, LLC
|Upgrade existing sawmill to add innovative secondary manufacturing process for low-value logs. (wood products)
|Biogas Energy, Inc
|Install a bio-oil boiler to use forest-based bio-oil at an industrial facility. (energy)
|Arizona Log & TimberWorks, LLC
|Integrate a biochar plant, firewood kiln, and pole peeler into the production process at a forest products facility. (energy)
|City of Nenana
|Establish sawmill in a small community to manufacture housing structures with high insulating value. (wood products)