Bioenergy plays a key role in increasing our state’s energy independence and provides value added opportunities for existing Michigan businesses.
Michigan’s bioenergy sector development has focused on:
Our State’s biomass assets are the foundation for the sustainable development of Michigan’s bioenergy sector.
Michigan is fast becoming the center of North America’s alternative energy industry. The MEDC can connect your company to a comprehensive network of programs, resources, and incentives that make Michigan the perfect location for your bioenergy company to locate and grow. Michigan has the industrial capacity to manufacture, innovate, and deploy bioenergy technology, including supply chain integration and access to an abundance of biomass feedstock.
Biomass assets include agricultural residues, municipal waste streams, and sustainable unutilized forest growth and logging residues, with forest growth-to-removal ratios exceeding other regions in the country including the U.S. South. Supply chain infrastructure associated with Michigan’s robust forest and agricultural economy provides a strong foundation for new bioenergy ventures. Michigan’s bioenergy development is also supported by our State’s world class universities, an urgency to diversify our economy, and opportunities to implement bioenergy technologies that add value to existing Michigan businesses.