Tapping into Tree Waste
Friday, April 07, 2017
Often the most innovative businesses emerge when there’s a problem to be solved. Take the forest products industry, for example. New technologies have enabled the use of previously unusable wood, such as tree tops and small branches, to generate electricity, heat, and fuel.
The forest products industry has long been an important economic driver in northern Minnesota and western Wisconsin. As we look towards the future economic development of our region, it’s critical to be at the forefront of the emerging biomass industry.
That’s why APEX is attending the largest biomass conference in the world in April. The International Biomass Conference & Expo in Minneapolis will help us identify opportunities to diversify our forest products market so that businesses in our region are cooperating rather than competing.