In addition to the resources in this section, AEA biomass and project development staff will work with community members and organizations interested in exploring biomass opportunities.

Alaska Biomass-Heated Greenhouse Handbook

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A limited number of hard copies are available to teachers on a first come, first serve basis. To request a hardcopy of the Biomass-Heated Greenhouse Hand book, please email info@akenergyauthority.org or call 907-771-3000.


Alaska Community Biomass Handbook

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Click Here for free download at the iTunes Bookstore

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Click Here to download the PDF version including videos for offline use (1.6 GB)

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Biomass Case Studies

The following list of biomass case studies were put together by AEA in 2015 and 2016.


Biomass Financial Calculator

Use this Wood Energy Financial Calculator to quickly evaluate the financial viability of your wood heating project. The project calculator can help your screen ideas, compare results, and answer initial project development questions about proven technologies for your community or business.

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Documents & Videos

  • Forest Resources on State Forest Lands in the Copper River Basin – A Preliminary Estimate. Prepared by Douglas Hanson, Inventory Forester State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry Northern Region, 2010.
  • Analysis of Wood Fiber Feedstock Availability for a Proposed Ethanol Plant in Southeast Alaska. Delivered cost and quantity of logging and mill waste in Southeast. Prepared by Charles Nash for Division of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1998.
  • Dot Lake Wood-Fired Boiler Final Design. Drawings and analysis of small wood boiler retrofit in Dot Lake. Prepared by Alaska Energy Engineering, Anchorage, Alaska, 1997.
  • Feasibility Study for Building and Operating a Power Generating Plant for the City of Thorne Bay, Alaska. Assessment of wood residue-fired power plant. Prepared by Carroll, Hatch & Associates, Inc. and Paul E. Oliver, P.E. Portland, Oregon, 1995.
  • Logistics of Wood Fiber Collection and Processing for the Production of Ethanol in Southeast Alaska. Options for processing, handling, and transporting wood residue in Southeast. Prepared by Charles Nash for Division of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 1998.
  • McGrath Biomass Heating Project, 35% Design. Analysis and design of a hybrid biomass / diesel waste heat system. Prepared by J.S. Strandberg Engineers, revised by MBA Engineering, Anchorage, Alaska, 1998-9.
  • Seward Wood Waste to Energy Prefeasibility Assessment. Assesses use of mill waste as fuel for heating of an industrial area. Prepared by Peter Crimp, Division of Energy, Department of Community and Regional Affairs, Anchorage, Alaska, 1994.