Where Wood Works: Wood to Energy Program

Wood derived from Colorado forests and used for energy application significantly contributes to our state's healthy forests, strong rural communities and clean energy economy.

Colorado's New Energy Economy: Woody Biomass

Woody biomass is an increasingly attractive renewable and carbon neutral energy source for many communities, governmental and educational facilities across Colorado.

CoWood staff have developed this site in partnership with the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University.

Here, we provide useful information, technical guidance, and promotional and educational materials that lead to the successful adoption and contributions of woody biomass to Colorado's New Energy Economy. This information is provided in partnership through a grant from the US Forest Service.

Decision-Support Tools for Facility Managers, Communities and Renewable Energy Advocates

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Our new Community Biomass iBook is now available free for download on iTunes. Developed in cooperation with the US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station and the University of Minnesota, this interactive iBook format represents community-scaled and district energy applications that use forest biomass. By using embedded video, interviews and a fuel calculator, this new resource allows communities to run through an initial project feasibility. The iBook also includes a virtual tour of many of Colorado's biomass energy facilities.

Please access via iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/community-biomass-handbook/id870062081?mt=11.

For non-Apple users, the material also is available in a PDF format at http://woodenergy.umn.edu/CommunityBiomassHandbook.pdf.

NOTE: While our initial effort is exclusive to Apple users, we are working to make subsequent revisions and additions available in other formats.