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.

This hands-on interactive tool helps you quickly estimate costs associated with switching to a modern wood energy system.

With this app, using your current energy cost information, users are able to investigate and compare different energy systems and answer some important project development questions.

For assistance in using the tools, please contact the CWET team.