Private Event: The US Wood Pellet Industry

A discussion on US forestry and land management practices


Nov. 23, 2020


9 a.m. — 10 a.m.

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The European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive (EU RED) triggered substantial growth in the solid biomass trade: now, the EU imports millions of tons of wood pellets from the United States each year. What does this expanding industry mean for US forest management practices and carbon storage? A Scientific Reports study by an interdisciplinary team of researchers—including Francisco X. Aguilar (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) and Dallas Burtraw (Resources for the Future)—provides the first comprehensive assessment of US forests and carbon stocks.

On November 23, 2020, Resources for the Future (RFF) hosted a timely discussion on US forestry and land management practices. Aguilar and Burtraw discussed their findings and explored implications for the future of US forestry markets. RFF Senior Advisor Ann Bartuska then moderated a Q&A session. This was a private, invite-only event.


  • Francisco X. Aguilar, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Dallas Burtraw, Resources for the Future
  • Ann Bartuska, Resources for the Future (moderator)

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