The Crescent Mills Wood Utilization Campus is another step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to a recently awarded U.S. Forest Service Wood Innovations grant to the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment (Sierra Institute). The Wood Innovations grant program seeks to support projects that substantially expand and accelerate wood

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Earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to represent Sierra Institute at the first ever EPIC Innovation Symposium in Folsom, CA. I shared an overview of Sierra Institute’s biomass work to a diverse audience of engineers, energy project developers, utility representatives, state policy-makers, researchers, city planners, and the like. EPIC,

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Yesterday at their monthly business meeting, Commissioners of the California Energy Commission approved the $2.6 million in funding for a biomass boiler to be installed at the Plumas County Health and Human Services (PCHHS) in Quincy. This small-scale boiler will use woody renewables to generate heat for the PCHHS building