Burning Wood Pellets to Make Energy is a Carbon Sink: Biomass Coalition

24 September 2013

The use of woody biomass for power generation produces significant carbon savings that provide long-term benefits to the environment, according to a new peer-reviewed report released today by the U.S. Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA) and other members of the Bridging with Biomass coalition.

The study, Forest Sustainability and Carbon Balance of EU Importation of North American Forest Biomass for Bioenergy Production shows using industrial wood pellets to produce electricity makes an immediate or very rapid contribution to climate change mitigation.

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