Biomass Residue Supply
The USDA and UDOE Advisory Committee state it takes approximately 1 billion tons of biomass per year to sufficiently displace 30% or more of the country’s present petroleum consumption.
The amount of biomass removed from thinning 8,000 acres is around 120,000 green tons. Our pellet plant in Show Low requires approximately that amount annually to produce 50,000 tons of fuel, which in turn can heat about 25 million square feet. That is enough to heat the air and water for all the schools, hospitals, county offices and prisons in the area. Plus, it creates local jobs, increases localized economic prosperity and helps maintain healthy forests.
If we can use our resources efficiently, we can stretch the supply even further.