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New Hampshire Wood Resources for Energy NHTOA Perspective. December 4, 2009. Jasen Stock New Hampshire Timberland Owners Assoc. www.nhtoa.org. Current NH Biomass Industry. Industry started in 1980 as a result of public policy promoting renewable, indigenous power production

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    1. New Hampshire Wood Resources for EnergyNHTOA Perspective December 4, 2009 Jasen Stock New Hampshire Timberland Owners Assoc. www.nhtoa.org

    2. Current NH Biomass Industry • Industry started in 1980 as a result of public policy promoting renewable, indigenous power production • 8 Facilities currently operating consuming approximately 1.8 million green tons

    3. 1) Whitefield Power & Light 187,000 tons 2) PineTree Power Bethlehem 227,000 tons Ryegate Power 250,000 tons (Ryegate, VT) 3) PineTree Power Tamworth 286,000 tons 5) Bridgewater 229,000 tons SAPPI 400,000 tons (Westbrook, ME) 4) Alexandria 250,000 tons 6) Hemphill 208,000 tons (Springfield, NH) 7) Concord Steam 30,000 tons (district heat) 8) Schiller Station 450,000 tons (Portsmouth, NH) 9) New England Wood Pellets 80,000 tons (pellets – Jaffrey, NH)

    4. Products from the Forest Source: NH Division of Forests and Lands

    5. Value of low-grade wood markets to NH (biomass) • Added value to NH timberlands • Increased cash flow for logging contractors and foresters • Home for mill waste • Economic activity for rural communities • More silvicultural options

    6. Challenges • Wood Pricing variability • Logging Capacity • Diesel fuel pricing • Health of sawlog markets • Access to Capital • Utility issues (transmission capacity)

    7. Upcoming Trends • Smaller Projects • Cogeneration • Tailored Projects • Wood Pellets • Incentives (RPS, site needs, RGGI, BCAP)

    8. For more information about the NH Timberland Owners Association Call the NHTOA office at (603) 224-9699 Check our website at www.nhtoa.org