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Title: Quinault Indian Nation Comprehensive Biomass Strategic Planning Project

The overall purposes of the Quinault Indian Nation’s Comprehensive Biomass Strategic Planning Project were to: (1) Identify and confirm community and tribal energy needs; (2) Conducting an inventory of sustainable biomass feedstock availability; (3) Development of a biomass energy vision statement with goals and objectives; (4) Identification and assessment of biomass options for both demand-side and supply side that are viable to the Quinault Indian Nation (QIN); and (5) Developing a long-term biomass strategy consistent with the long-term overall energy goals of the QIN. This Comprehensive Biomass Strategic Planning Project is consistent with the QIN’s prior two-year DOE Renewable Energy Study from 2004 through 2006. That study revealed that the most viable options to the QIN’s renewable energy options were biomass and energy efficiency best practices. QIN's Biomass Strategic Planning Project is focused on using forest slash in chipped form as feedstock for fuel pellet manufacturing in support of a tribal biomass heating facility. This biomass heating facility has been engineered and designed to heat existing tribal facilities as well as tribal facilities currently being planned including a new K-12 School.
  1. American Community Enrichment, Elma, WA (United States)
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Quinault Indian Nation, Taholah, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE EE Office of Weatherization and Intergovernmental Program (EE-2K)
Contributing Orgs:
Columbia-Pacific RC&EDD, Montesano, WA (United States); American Community Enrichment, Elma, WA (United States); Richmond Engineering, Pittsburg, PA (United States); TSS Consultants
Country of Publication:
United States
09 BIOMASS FUELS Woody Biomass, Forest Slash, Fuel Pellets; Tribe; Quinault Indian Nation