Wood innovations grants provide funding for biomass projects
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, has announced the recipients of the 2015 Wood Innovations Grants. More than 40 projects were awarded over $9 million to expand and accelerate wood energy and wood product markets. The $9 million will leverage private investments from partners, resulting in a total of $31 million distributed to grant winners across 23 different states. The projects range from 'Composting Forest Biomass to Reduce Hazardous Fuels and Promote Forest Restoration in the Southwest,' by Good Earth Power AZ, to 'Pilot Supply Chain for Advanced Manufacture of CLT in the Pacific Northwest,' by Washington State University. The grants are awarded annually with submissions typically being due in January.