Community Biomass Handbook Series


The Community Biomass Handbook walks users through the initial states of
project scoping and prefeasibility analysis by providing:


 Guidance - Matching project motivations and local resources with appropriate technologies and investment pathways
 Personal Stories - Identifying what has worked in other places with common financial and technical challenges faced 
 Options - Checklist of possible products with important planning and investment consideration
 Project Screening - Initial financial assessment using the Wood Energy Financial App

Our Handbooks

Community Biomass Handbook Series

Volume 1 - Thermal Wood Energy

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Volume 2 - Alaska, Where Woody Biomass Can Work

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Volume 3 - How wood energy is revitalizing rural Alaska

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Click Here for an interactive multimedia version of Volume 3 developed by the Alaska Energy Authority

Volume 4 - Enterprise Development for Integrated Wood Manufacturing

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Biomass Heated Greenhouses - Alaska Energy Authority

Disclaimer - The Community Biomass Handbook and Wood Energy Financial Calculator are for information and educational purposes only (e.g. project guidance, scoping, and prefeasibility assessment). They should NOT be used for investment purposes. The authors, USDA, and the Forest Service claim no responsibility for its use.


 Community Biomass Handbook by http://woodenergy.umn.edu/ is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

Copyright © 2014 Regents of the University of Minnesota. Authors: Dennis Becker, Eini C. Lowell, Dan Bihn, Roy Anderson, Steven J. Taff