Wood Energy

Organizations that could benefit from wood energy conversion: municipalities, universities, colleges, schools, hospitals, correctional facilities, livestock and agricultural facilities, and horticulture greenhouses.

About the TREES Heat Nebraska Program

Nebraska Forest Service's assistance program works with interested groups to investigate and establish wood energy systems in Nebraska. The use of woody biomass for heating and cooling and for generating electricity and the production of wood-based economic products provides direct environmental, economic, and societal benefits to Nebraska's communities and citizens.

Engineering Feasibility Study

Funding available to interested facilities for contracted engineering feasibility studies that investigate the potential for wood energy use.

Cost share: NFS reimburses the facility owner up to 50 percent of the cost ($10,000 maximum) for the completion of an engineering feasibility study conducted by an approved contractor.

Eligible Locations: Statewide
Eligible Applicants: Public, private and/or non-profit agencies and organizations

Facility Conversion

Funding for converting a facility to utilize woody biomass for thermal heating and/or cooling. Includes the construction of new facilities and renovation or expansion of existing woody biomass systems and associated facility infrastructure.

Cost-share: NFS reimburses the facility up to 50 percent of contracted engineering, construction and installation costs upon completion of project. Maximum reimbursement is dependent on annually approved funding.

Eligible Locations: Statewide
Eligible Applicants: Public, private and/or non-profit agencies and organizations