Corporation commission mulls biomass energy solution as 4FRI works to open forests

Ponderosa pine trees are fed through an industrial chipper at a tree thinning operation on the Kaibab National Forest overseen by Good Earth Power AZ in 2017. Jake Bacon, Arizona Daily Sun file


The U.S. Forest Service is working on the next step of its large-scale forest restoration plan, while the Arizona Corporation Commission considers using forest byproducts for energy production.

The Arizona Corporation Commission has begun discussions to create a rule that would force Arizona Public Service to use items like branches, bark and small trees, also called biomass, to generate electricity.


Source: Arizona Daily Sun


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