The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), in partnership with the University of Washington’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences (UW SEFS) will be holding four technical workshops on how to use the web-based Washington State Biomass Calculator – a tool for emerging sustainable energy businesses.
The Washington State Biomass Calculator serves those interested in developing biomass facilities or for landowners interested in supplying forest biomass to such facilities in Washington State. It was developed by researchers at UW SEFS in collaboration with TSS Consultants in 2012.
DNR, in partnership with UW SEFS, is offering hands-on technical training to prospective biomass investors, forest landowners and managers, and the general public at workshops across the state this October. Participants will receive an overview of the Biomass Calculator, with hands-on instruction in the use of the web-based tool. Wireless internet will be available at all workshops, allowing participants to walk through the tool’s functions and examine trial scenarios with the instructor. Participants are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets to take full advantage of this unique opportunity.
The calculator can be found online at http://wabiomass.cfr.washington.edu/