Woody Biomass Utilization Program
Current Requests for Proposals (updated May 10, 2013)
Biomass Energy Pre-Feasibility Assessment Grant Application
Deadline: Open application period
Montana Woody Biomass Utilization Strategy, November 2011
Developing a Business Case for Sustainable Biomass Generation: A Regional Model for Western Montana. A Biomass Energy Feasibility Study Prepared for NorthWestern Energy
Resource Study Illustrates Supply of Forest Biomass in Montana
Assessment of Forest-based Woody Biomass Supply and Use in Montana
Prepared by University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research, April 2009.
Mission: Facilitate and promote the beneficial use of forest biomass in Montana in ways that are environmentally sound, and socially and economically viable.
Enhanced use of forest biomass has many benefits: it can improve air quality by reducing slash pile burning, lower land management costs, improve forest health and resilience, economically assist in protecting communities and watersheds from wildfire, provide low cost, locally sourced heating fuel, reduce fossil fuel consumption, and create rural jobs.