Forestry Policies (Nebraska)

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Place Nebraska


   
Applies to States or Provinces Nebraska
Name Forestry Policies (Nebraska)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province




























Primary Website http://www.nfs.unl.edu/



Last Review 2014-08-04
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary
2014-08-04


Summary

Nebraska is home to a state and national forest and a reasonable acreage of planted forests. These lands are managed by the Nebraska Forest Service, operating within the University of Nebraska Lincoln: http://www.nfs.unl.edu/

The NFS provides a number of resources for the use of wood waste for energy generation. The 2008 Wood Waste Supply and Utilization Assessment identified a significant wood waste resource in the state: http://nfs.unl.edu/documents/Marketing%20%26%20Utilization/NFSWoodWasteSupplyUtilityAssessment.pdf

A more recent document identifies current users of forest woody biomass together with economic analysis of their fuel savings: http://nfs.unl.edu/documents/Marketing%20%26%20Utilization/Woody%20Biomass%20Energy.pdf

The NFS offers financial assistance in the form of a cost-share grant for the utilization of woody biomass from forests: http://nfs.unl.edu/trees-heat-nebraska

The NFS has also issued a technical summary of woody biomass cofiring as a supplemental fuel resource in coal power plants: http://nfs.unl.edu/documents/Marketing%20%26%20Utilization/CoFire.pdf



Policy Contact

Contact Name Adam Smith
Department Nebraska Forest Service





Phone 402-472-1276


Email asmith11@unl.edu

     
     


















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