Woody Biomass Grants

Cindy Zimmerman

Tom Dorr Reducing the risk of wildfires could help increase production of domestic fuels. Agriculture Under Secretary Thomas Dorr today announced nearly $4.2 million in grants to 18 small enterprises to develop innovative uses for woody biomass in national forests as sources of renewable energy and new products. According to a USDA press release, “This grant program helps to reduce the risk of wildfires by removing built-up fuel hazards and improves forest health,” said Dorr while here to announce several Earth Day initiatives by USDA. “In addition, these projects give an economic boost to our rural communities, increasing the nation’s sources of renewable energy.”

Cellulosic, Government