Sen. Ron Wyden introduces grant program to improve biomass innovation

Monday, May 18, 2015
Sen. Ron Wyden introduces grant program to improve biomass innovation

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden has been working to increase the use of biomass in his state and the country, and has introduced another bill with the goal of improving technologies for woody biomass.

The bill, the Bioenergy Act of 2015, would create a cost-share grant program at the Department of Energy (DOE) to improve technology in the area -- including those that would "improve technologies for drying and compressing woody biomass, which improves fuel quality and allows biomass producers to more easily transport wood products from forested areas to market," Sen. Wyden said in a statement.

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