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Forest Service seeks to give cash for wood products

...Tuesday, the USFS said it will award approximately $5 million to projects that "substantially expand and accelerate wood energy and wood products markets."Grants can be to a maximum of $250,000 and typically cover two to three years of expenses...
Some Alaska villages and towns sold on biomass

...around them with roughly 200 attendees at the Alaska Wood Energy Conference on Wednesday. "We are a rural community...environmental impacts and supply issues associated with wood energy. The Tok School installed a wood chip-fired boiler...
Board of Forestry to meet in Juneau

...Willoughby Avenue. The meeting agenda includes reports on the proposed Susitna State Forest, the Timber Jobs Task Force, wood energy, landslide regulations, and annual reports to the board from the Division of Forestry, Department of Fish and Game...
Wood energy becoming more popular

For the Bethel region of Alaska, the heating fuel of the future might be a throwback to the past.
Sealaska ready to take heat on biomass December you'll know something didn't work," Harris said. Harris doesn't think the technology is risky - wood energy has been used in Europe for decades - but there's a risk in building the supply infrastructure when the demand side...
My turn: Alaskans need to recognize the costs of Tongass biofuel sources don't make a climate problem worse" Now Massachusetts is reconsidering its previous plans to develop wood energy. Our second concern is a failure to accurately characterize timber economics on the Tongass. A fuel-wood or second...
Tok school burns biomass in boiler in order to cut costs

FAIRBANKS - A new wood energy project in Tok has turned surrounding forests from a fire hazard...assistant superintendent Scott MacManus, who has been trying to spur wood energy in Tok for 10 years. "As far as I know, we'd be the first public...
Biomass conversions fire ahead

...imported wood. Both the U.S. Coast Guard and Sealaska Native Corp. say the demand for wood products must grow before wood energy can be sourced here. The Coast Guard, in the process of converting its Ketchikan base to wood heat, plans to purchase...

A story on wood energy in Tuesday's edition incorrectly referred to Sealaska Corp.'s pending land acquisition as a "land swap." The land is a final entitlement under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, not a swap.


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