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Forest researchers seek economical ways to use wood waste for energy


May 15, 2013 – Faculty and students in the College of Natural Resources and Environment’s Department of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservationare making their mark in the use of forest biomass — the woody “waste” or residues from timber harvesting — as an increasingly important source of renewable energy.

In Virginia alone, six new facilities, including four Dominion power plants, soon will use woody biomass fuel to produce electricity, and the discoveries from Virginia Tech contribute to the efficiency, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness of harvesting biomass for energy.  Read more....


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