Carbon Emissions from Forest
Residue-Based Power Are 115% Lower
Than Natural Gas in First Year;
98% Lower Over 100 Years

Read the Full Study
Read the One Pager

Letter to Acting Administrator
Wheeler From 111 Organizations

111 Organizations Sign Letter Urging EPA to
Process RIN Applications for Electricity Generated
Using Biomass and Biogas Fuel.

Press Release
Letter to Acting Administrator Wheeler

National Bioenergy Day 2018

On October 24th, events will be held
in more than 20 states plus Canada
to raise awareness about bioenergy
and its environmental and economic benefits.

Learn More

New York Times Runs BPA's
Letter to the Editor

BPA president, Bob Cleaves, responds
to NYT Article Next ‘Renewable Energy’:
Burning Forests, if Senators Get Their Way

Read the letter

Lighting America with clean,
green biomass power - the
natural solution for energy

Biomass Power: Clean,
renewable energy that is carbon
neutral and significantly
reduces greenhouse gas emissions

In rural communities across America
biomass energy generates electricity
and creates jobs

Biomass power generates clean,
renewable electricity and
creates U.S. jobs

Clean renewable biomass power
improves forest health and
reduces the risk of forest fires

About Biomass Power Association

The Biomass Power Association is the nation’s leading organization working to expand and advance the use of clean, renewable biomass power. The Association represents 80 biomass power plants in 20 states across the U.S.

Increasing America’s use of biomass and other renewable energy is the first step in combating climate change and reducing our reliance on fossil fuels. Biomass power generates carbon neutral electricity from natural organic waste, providing sustainable energy.

America can depend on the biomass industry to provide clean, renewable electricity and create thousands of green jobs in communities across the country. Biomass power is the natural solution for energy independence.

National Bioenergy Day 2015

See the 2014 National Bioenergy Day video here

The International Biomass Conference
& Expo

International Biomass Conference

BPA President Bob Cleaves represents biomass in a panel discussion at the International Biomass Conference & Expo in Minneapolis, MN, in April. Bob discussed energy tax reform, specifically the need to create parity among all energy sources

What’s Happening in our Forest?

An animated short by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies exploring how forests affect, and are affected by, the forces around them

Carbon Neutral Electricity

Leading Government Environmental Organizations Recognize Biomass Power As Carbon Neutral

“The CO2 emitted from biomass-based fuels combustion does not increase atmospheric CO2 concentrations, assuming the biogenic carbon emitted is offset by the uptake of CO2 resulting from the growth of new biomass.” The United States Environmental Protection Agency, 74 Fed. Reg. 24,904, 25,039 (May 26, 2009).

“CO2 emissions from biogenic fuels, including bagasse, wood, wood waste, ethanol, black liquor, and municipal greenwaste, should be omitted from your emissions inventory as they are not considered to be anthropogenic emissions.”  The United States Department of Energy, Voluntary Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Program, implementing Section1605 (b) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992.

Biomass is considered as CO2 neutral. An emission factor of 0 [tCO2/TJ or t or Nm3] shall be applied to biomass.” European Commission, guidelines for monitoring and reporting of GHG emissions. Commission Decision of 18 July 2007 establishing guidelines for the monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions pursuant to Directive 2003/87/EC.

“The record shows that electric generation using biomass that would otherwise be disposed of under a variety of conventional methods (such as open burning, forest accumulation, landfills, composting) results in a substantial net reduction in GHG emissions.” California Public Utilities Commission, January 2007, Decision 07-01-039

Top Stories

Administrator Pruitt Was Right to Deem Biomass Carbon Neutral

Biomass Power Association Commends EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt for Biomass Carbon Neutrality Policy Statement

Biomass Power Association Welcomes New Members Granite Shore Power and Veolia

Biomass Power Association Welcomes New Members Jamestown Energy, Koda Energy, Forest2Market

Biomass Power Association Welcomes Commitment to Regulatory Certainty from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

Dr. Khanna and Dr. Dwivedi’s Study on carbon benefits by using forest residue-based biomass fuel instead of natural gas in a power generation facility

Biomass Carbon Study Findings One Pager

Press Release: Carbon Emissions from Forest Residue-Based Power Are 115% Lower Than Natural Gas in First Year; 98% Lower Over 100 Years

Biomass Power Association Welcomes Release of Senator Wyden’s Technology

Biomass Power Association Supports Nomination of Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue as Agriculture Secretary

Viewpoint: Biomass Energy Requires Seeing the Forest Through the Trees

Biomass Power Association Applauds U.S. Senate on Energy Bill’s Biomass Carbon Neutrality Amendment

Biomass Power Association Commends E.P.A. on Substantive Biomass Workshop

Biomass Power Association Statement on 2016 Sustainable Energy Factbook

Biomass Power Association Applauds Congressional Tax Extenders Package

Biomass Power Association Joins Other Baseload Renewable Energy Industries to Call for a Long-Term Extension of the Production Tax Credit

Biomass Power Association Applauds Rep. Poliquin for H.R. 8 Amendment to Clarify Eligibility of Biomass for PURPA Contracts

BPA’s Clean Power Plan Testimony to the EPA

Environmental Protection Agency Recognizes Biomass as Important Element of Clean Power Plan

Members of Congress Issue Letter to EPA Urging Clarity on Biomass

The Benefits of Biomass: Washington Post Letter to the Editor by Bob Cleaves

Biomass Power Association featured in USA Today ad

Biomass Power Association Submits Comments on Clean Power Plan to EPA

BPA’s Comments on EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Biomass Power Association Welcomes Carbon Clarification from Environmental Protection Agency

October 22 Marks Second Annual National Bioenergy Day

BPA Member ReEnergy Reopens 37 MW Ashland, ME Facility

Biomass Power Association Statement on Proposed Carbon Standards

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