Woody biomass refers to the trees and woody plants, including limbs, tops, needles, leaves, and other woody parts, grown in a forest, woodland, or rangeland environment, that are the by-products of forest management. The harvest, sale, offer trade, or utilization of woody biomass to produce bioenergy and the full range of biobased products including lumber, composites, paper and pulp, furniture, housing components, round wood, ethanol and other liquids, chemicals, and energy feedstocks.
Forests occupy close to 760 million acres of land in the US alone. A significant portion of the harvested materials is from fast-growing species specifically planted as a source of raw materials. Changes in demand like the decreased use of paper and substitution of plastics for wood have lowered the demand and there is significantly more sustainable biomass available from the forests than is currently required. Forests need to be managed to maintain their health and productivity. The biggest threat is from forest fires, however, there are species conversion, invasive species management, insect, and disease management, and soil and water conservation actions are also considerations.
For more than 25 years, Lee Enterprises Consulting has been at the forefront of the bioeconomy. Our experts have worked for years converting renewable woody biomass into valuable chemicals and fuels. They know the logistics issues required in obtaining woody biomass feedstocks. They are aware of the effect of the composition of wood on its potential use. They are experienced with the recent developments in pretreatment, conversion and separation methods that are revolutionized the use of wood as a source of chemicals and fuel. It is clear that wood biomass will continue to play an important role in the bio-economy and that experts in this area can be your partner in the financing, business development, and technology implementation. Our highly differentiated market position centers around our deep subject matter expertise in very specialized areas. We help clients minimize technical and economic risk by leveraging best practices in our industries, and we have a long track record of providing insightful analysis and practical advice. Our reputation is unparalleled because we provide a simpliﬁed process, with a single point of contact to a diverse international network of proven experts in biofuels, biomaterials, feedstocks, alternative proteins, and existing & emerging technologies. Providing access to over 150 world-renowned bioeconomy experts allows us to create tailored solutions to meet each project’s individual needs. Please take a look at our experts and the services we provide. Call us at 1+ (501) 833-8511 or email us for further information.