Project ID

E2009-26

Abstract

This project carried out an assessment of the appropriate ecological, economic, technological, and social scaling factors of Iowa woody biomass resources to inform public policy initiatives as well as public and private investments in this valuable resource.

Key Question

The key questions about woody biomass in Iowa are: where is this material, in what form does this material exist and to what degree are the various decision makers interested in biomass management and regional bioenergy development?

Findings

By assessing existing forest resource inventory data and surveying or interviewing the key decision makers (private woodland owners in particular), the investigators were able to characterize a baseline understanding of the role that woody biomass can play in near- and far-term bioenergy development.

Principal Investigator(s)

John Tyndall

Co-Investigator(s)

Jesse Randall, Tricia Knoot, Julie Blanchong

Year of Grant Completion

2012