2012 Hazardous Fuels Woody Biomass Utilization Grant

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The United States Forest Service is an agency operating within the United States Department of Agriculture that is primarily accountable for administering the country's national forests and grasslands.

The grants and programs of the US Forest Service are all geared towards the realization of its general agency mission, which is to "to provide the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of people in the long run."

In keeping with this mission, the United States Forest Service has established the 2012 Hazardous Fuels Woody Biomass Utilization Grant wherein they intend to solicit proposals which are designed to implement wood energy projects requiring engineering services.

Basically, the projects that are covered under the program are those that desire to use woody biomass, that is the materials that have been obtained from forest restoration activities, insect and disease mitigation, wildlife hazardous fuel treatments, thinning overstocked stands, and forest management resulting from catastrophes and natural disasters.

The engineering services will come into play once the woody biomass will then be converted to thermal, electrical, liquid and gaseous bioenergy inside a bioenergy facility.

The US Forest Services stipulates that the funds that will be awarded under the 2012 Hazardous Fuels Woody Biomass Utilization Grant be used to thoroughly plan the creation of such bioenergy facilities by way of financially supporting the engineering methods which are essential for the development of the final design and cost analysis.

To be more specific, the US Forest Service has outlined that examples of these projects could include any of the following:   (continued...)

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