West Virginia Department of Commerce Biofuels

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Cellulosic ethanol from wood and wood residue or grasses such as switchgrass and other biofuels represent fuels that could originate in West Virginia and use West Virginia resources. Commercial cellulosic ethanol technologies will lead to increased demand for wood residue and small diameter trees as well as a new chemical industry focus in West Virginia.

The West Virginia Division of Energy supports a variety of biomass activities including the Appalachian Woody Biomass to Ethanol Conference. Click the links below to view presentations from the conference.

West Virginia Wood Byproducts Directory
W.V. Wood Byproducts Directory
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The Appalachian Hardwood Center (AHC) plays a significant role in fostering sustainable natural resource-based economic and community development by promoting and encouraging communication and partnerships among appropriate stakeholders, by conducting basic and applied research, and by providing unbiased and scientifically-based technical knowledge, information, and educational programs.