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Missing the forest for the trees: woody biomass helps cut CO2 emissions


The article argues that sustainably sourced woody biomass is a more environmentally sound alternative to fossil fuels than what many industry experts estimate.

  • Certain stakeholder groups assert that woody biomass is more carbon-intensive because they look at the issue from a tree or a stand-level perspective and ignore the broader forest landscape.
  • One study shows that forestland in the U.S. could increase by 3.4 million acres from 2007 to 2032 under a high-demand scenario for woody biomass.