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Pacific Northwest Research Station - Bioenergy From Forests

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Under the right logistical and economic conditions, woody biomass is a viable option for local heating and energy production. Science from the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest Research Station is helping rural communities determine the technical and financial feasibility of potential biomass energy projects. The Tok School District in southeast Alaska, for example, has installed a cogeneration system that uses wood to generate electricity and heat for school buildings and a campus greenhouse (shown here;photocourtesy ofDan Bihn). The woody fuel comes from fuel reduction treatments in the nearby forest.

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