It’s so true---what’s waste to one person may be the next great idea to another.
Biomass---a routine by-product of sustainable forestry practices---is attracting a great deal of attention as a new way to produce renewable, carbon-neutral energy that can be sourced and created right here.
Just as many communities are turning to composting as a way of turning food waste into something useful, using renewable biomass for energy production is smart business and smart policy.
And using biomass in the production of steam, heat, electricity or biofuel is a growing industry that Washington State can take the lead in developing with the support of our leaders in Olympia.
As was reported on the One Voice Blog, the research and development on biomass is just one more area in which forestry and science can move us forward on environmental goals and also rehabilitate mismanaged federal forests. From the blog: