Biomass Summit to be held in Prineville

Biomass Summit – Prineville, OR

What is Biomass and how can it increase our community resilience? Join our partners, the Ochoco Forest Restoration Collaborative at a one-day Biomass Summit next month!

Biomass includes any woody material we strategically take off the land as a by-product of forest restoration. Biomass can be used to produce a full range of products including energy, lumber, composites, paper and pulp, furniture, housing components, round wood, ethanol and other liquids, chemicals, biochar, and energy feedstocks.

What Topics will be Covered?

We will hear from regional experts, and have opportunities for conversations on the following topics:

  • Success stories and lessons learned from the real world. What may or may not work in Crook County?
  • Can technologies that utilize small diameter wood decrease wildfire risk and build community resilience?
  • How can we scale biomass projects that are the right size for our local supply?
  • Emerging Technologies – What’s the Next “Hot” Thing?
  • Policy and financial opportunities/challenges for biomass utilization.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is interested in learning about emerging technologies that utilize the by-products of forest restoration efforts on both private and public lands.

Cost: $25.00.

Scholarships will be available upon request, volunteer service will be required. Contact OFRC at for more information.

If you cannot register online, please call the OSU Crook County Extension office at (541) 447-6228 for assistance.

Questions about the event? Call (541) 548-6088 or email

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