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.
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?
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.
Jesse Randall, Tricia Knoot, Julie Blanchong
Year of Grant Completion
Tyndall, John; Randall, Jesse; Knoot, Tricia G.; and Blanchong, Julie A., "Assessment of woody biomass as a niche feedstock for biobased products in Iowa" (2012). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 418.