Central Oregon Biomass Team

The Biomass Energy Cluster Development Project

Project Goals

The goal of the Cluster Development project is to improve the market-based utilization of woody biomass material in Central Oregon from federal and other land ownerships by

A) developing a regional strategic plan that establishes baseline conditions and barriers to market development and a series of implementation strategies to overcome the barriers;

B) supporting project development and implementation strategies; and

C) working with statewide partners to share best practices, bring in outside technical assistance as necessary, and promote Central Oregon as a biomass utilization hub.

Project Products to Date

Member Bios

Regional Biomass Related Projects


Next Meeting


Previous Meetings

October 17, 2016: 1:00-5:00 PM, Deschutes National Forest Headquarters, Ponderosa Room, 63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, OR 97701

June 7, 2016: 3:00-5:00 PM, Redmond Public Works Training Room, 243 E Antler Ave #100, Redmond, OR 97756

April 15, 2016: 8:30-9 AM, Redmond Public Works Training Room, 243 E Antler Ave #100, Redmond, OR 97756

December 7, 2015: 1-3:30 PM, Redmond Public Works Training Room, 243 E Antler Ave #100, Redmond, OR 97756


Tools and Reports


Biochar 2016, The Synergy of Science and Industry: Biochar’s Connection to Ecology, Soil, Food, and Energy, August 22nd-25th, 2016; Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

Biomass Market Fundamentals Workshop, April 15, 2016; Materials and presentations available below.

Technical & Project Development Resources

Funding Opportunities

Media Highlights

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:

Scott Aycock, Community and Economic Development Manager