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Wood Bioenergy: North Region Leads US in Total and Viable Projects

According to Wood Bioenergy US, the number of announced and operating wood-consuming bioenergy projects in the continental US increased to 434 as of October 26, 2010.  In total, these projects represent potential, incremental wood use of 121.9 million green tons per year by 2020.  However, based on Forisk analysis of applied technologies and operational development, projects representing only 55% of this volume – 66.6 million tons per year – pass basic viability screening (see tables).

Of the three major US regions, the North – which includes the Northeast, Lake States and Appalachia – leads in projects, with 192 total projects (44.2% of all US projects) and 133 that pass Forisk’s screening methodology (49.3% of all viable US projects).

Click here to download the complete Wood Bioenergy US summary.

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