Michigan Biomass is an advocacy group for small wood-fired power generators operating under power purchase agreements effective prior to 2000. These projects generate reliable and affordable renewable energy from locally generated waste wood. Michigan Biomass members provide good pay for skilled workers and support more than a thousand indirect jobs in the forest products industry that produces biomass fuel. Michigan Biomass facilities inject more than $68 million a year into local economies, mostly in rural northern Michigan.
Michigan Biomass works with the general public, policymakers and the forest products industry to ensure Michigan forests are healthy and can support multiple uses, including energy production, which is integral to the state’s economy.