Michigan Wood Energy

Why Invest in Wood Energy?

  • On a global scale, it is renewable, carbon neutral and reduces reliance on fossil fuels
  • On a regional scale, it creates local, rural jobs that cannot be outsourced and keeps energy investment in Michigan
  • On a personal scale, it saves you money every month on your heating bills

The waste heat from U.S. power generation exceeds the combined total national energy use in all but three of 216 countries. One could think that this is an important problem.  It’s also an avenue for great opportunity. 

How Can Wood Energy Work for You?   

Read about potential advantages in a one-page document.

In Your Home
In Your Workplace
In Your Community
In Your Region
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About the Michigan Wood Energy Team

The Michigan Wood Energy Team assesses Michigan’s woody biomass supplies, energy infrastructure, and community readiness related to wood energy. We also provide educational resources related to the use of wood energy in Michigan, and provide supporting materials for the installation of demonstration systems for wood energy combined heat and power or district heating and cooling systems at the institutional or small community scale. Learn more about our mission and our members.

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    March 8, 2016 | Bill Cook | Wood-based district energy grids and wood-based home/commercial heating are the lowest hanging fruits on the renewable energy tree. Michigan offers huge potential to benefit thousands of citizens, hundreds of businesses, communities and the environment.

  • Does it get any cleaner

    August 6, 2015 | Bill Cook | Wood energy, an efficient and affordable technology, is one of the most environmentally-friendly energy sources at our disposal. It is renewable and sustainable, but it’s locally-sourced and contributes to the heating and cooling sector.

  • Wood energy revisited

    April 13, 2015 | Bill Cook | Following a cold winter, now might be the time to consider heating with wood. Wood heat technology goes far beyond the common smoke-belching outdoor burners. It is an efficient, dependable, low-cost alternative to fossil fuels.

  • Wood energy challenges

    September 3, 2013 | Bill Cook | Renewable energy discussions often exclude wood as a feedstock. Yet, in many ways, wood has many advantages.

  • Wood energy technologies

    July 8, 2013 | Bill Cook | Wood-based energy production will continue to be a major element in renewable energy strategies, especially in the northern Lake States region.

  • Wood energy plantations

    June 19, 2013 | Bill Cook | Accelerated growth and local proximity are potential great advantages in wood energy trends.

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