SB11-267 Forest Biomass Use Work Group

Created through Senate Bill 11-267, the Colorado Forest Health Act of 2011, the purpose of the Colorado Forest Biomass Use Work Group was to promote forest health, woody biomass energy development and sustainable markets that encourage active, sustainable forest management.

Colorado Forest Biomass Use Work Group Focused on Promoting Timber as an Energy Source

SB11-267 Information

The Colorado State Forest Service led a diverse group of forestry, economics and alternative energy professionals to promote development of a market for woody biomass, including beetle-kill timber, as an energy source.

Created through Senate Bill 11-267, the Colorado Forest Health Act of 2011, the purpose of the Colorado Forest Biomass Use Work Group was to promote forest health, woody biomass energy development and sustainable markets that encourage active, sustainable forest management.

In its final report, the work group identified barriers to the biomass utilization industry in Colorado and methods to support a forest products industry in the state. It also recommended ways the CSFS can maximize its effectiveness in providing information about utilizing woody biomass to citizens and industry.

The work group provided an initial report on Nov. 1 and submitted the final report to the Colorado General Assembly on Jan. 1, 2012.