…preserves existing biomass power capacity

Biomass power has been contributing to Michigan jobs, communities and forest stewardship for decades and is an important part of the state's energy portfolio.



Michigan Biomass is a coalition advocating for the state's grid-connected, wood-fired power plants.



Michigan Biomass is committed to informing and educating the general public, policymakers and related sectors and industry on the value of biomass power.


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Biomass power provides local jobs because the source of our energy – wood fiber – is locally sourced.


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Keep cool Michigan: Biomass has your back

There going to be a lot of debate in Lansing this year on how to make up a projected shortfall in electrical generation capacity starting next year as new regulations force power companies to pull coal-fired power out of the mix because it doesn’t make economic sense to upgrade emission controls on those 50-year-old plants. […]

Posted on 9 February 2015 | 9:09 am

Oil on biomass: It’s a good thing

Who’d have thought: the American Petroleum Institute “gets” biomass and believes that state and federal governments need to do more for it – get their act together in taking advantage of this renewable resource and its long-term positive impact on climate change, the environment and the economy. That’s what API said in its 2015 State of […]

Posted on 12 January 2015 | 10:41 am

UP ‘unintended’ victim of perfect policy storm

I hate to use clichés but it’s so true in this case: The UP power dilemma is the product of the perfect storm. It’s a tale in which the last chapter as the good folk and businesses of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula getting saddled with cost they don’t deserve. Chapter 1: Once upon a time, the […]

Posted on 1 December 2014 | 10:46 am

DOE: Biomass committee schedules June meeting

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled for June 13-14 in Washington, D.C. Members of the public can observe the business of the committee.[...]

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 2:41 pm

West Coast log exports down, lumber exports up in first quarter of 2016

The latest data summarizing West Coast log and lumber exports in the first quarter of 2016 were released by the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station.[...]

Posted on 27 May 2016 | 4:19 pm

Congratulations to These Outstanding Educators

Since 1994, Project Learning Tree has recognized outstanding educators across the country who are passionate about sharing environmental education and PLT with students. Today I was thrilled to honor this year’s National Project Learning Tree Outstanding Educators at our annual conference taking place this week in Salt Lake City.[...]

Posted on 24 May 2016 | 12:00 am


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