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South Carolina develops guidelines to the harvesting of biomass

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The South Carolina Forestry Commission has developed new guidelines for the emerging practice of harvesting woody biomass for energy.
South Carolina develops guidelines to the harvesting of biomass

Speaking with the Times and Democrat newspaper in Orangeburg, S.C., Dr. Tim Adams, the commission’s resource development director, said if harvested properly, woody biomass has the potential to supply more than 12 percent of the electricity used across the state.

The new guidelines are intended to protect water quality, plant and animal diversity, soil nutrition/quality, and site productivity in and around harvesting operations.

The recommendations build upon existing and successful best-management practices used by landowners and timber harvesters to minimize environmental impacts and stay within compliance of regulations.

For additional information:

South Carolina Forestry Commission

Tags: Biomass , Electricity , Oil
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