The Forest Landowners Association supports a broad definition of woody biomass in any and all federal energy legislation. Definitions of forest biomass should include other plants and trees and not simply wood residues, wastes and/or byproducts.
Forest biomass is a renewable energy source. Biomass is plant materials and animal wastes used for energy; especially tree (wood biomass) and grass crops, agricultural crops, and urban wastes. Forest biomass can be cost-effectively and efficiently made into energy, while keeping the forest sustainable by providing new markets for private forest landowners.