UBRG Goals

Utah State University Extension coordinates, facilitates and manages the UBRG to carry out these goals:
  • Facilitate the utilization of biomass with initial emphasis on woody biomass for renewable energy
  • Assist in meeting forest and woodland health management plans
  • Generate community support and positive public opinion by developing outreach and educational tools promoting the benefits of biomass utilization
  • Add to local economies by creating and retaining biomass utilization jobs
  • Assist in establishing biomass markets for renewable energy and other products derived from biomass
  • Help land management agencies take leadership in fulfilling state and national biomass goals
  • Interface, diversify and integrate with other partners to develop a rapid and responsible move to biomass utilization
  • Identify appropriate technology and scale for biomass utilization

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