Why Study Forest-based Biofuel in Michigan?

In Michigan, wood biomass is one possible source of renewable transportation fuel and other types of energy. Research on how woody materials are grown, harvested, and transported to where they are refined and used in energy production can help ensure that fuels from forests are produced sustainably and efficiently.

Two parallel research projects are examining in detail this forest-to-fuel process, or supply chain, within the state of Michigan.

Please explore the three main research questions below.