Expansion of US Wood Pellet Industry Points to Positive Trends but the Need for Continued Monitoring

A first-of-its-kind study published in the journal Scientific Reports finds that wood produced in the southeastern United States for the EU’s renewable energy needs has a net positive effect on US forests—but that future industry expansion could warrant more research.

Journal Article in Scientific Reports by Francisco X. Aguilar, Ashkan Mirzaee, Ronald G. McGarvey, Stephen R. Shifley, and Dallas Burtraw — 1 minute read — Oct. 29, 2020

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Francisco X. Aguilar

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Ashkan Mirzaee

University of Missouri

Ronald G. McGarvey

University of Missouri

Stephen R. Shifley

University of Missouri

Dallas Burtraw

Darius Gaskins Senior Fellow