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Title: CLT Supply Chain from Forest to Market

Source: Presentation: 2015 Mass Timber Research Workshop, Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), Madison, Wisconsin; November 3 - 4, 2015

Author(s)Dramm, Rusty

Publication Year: 2015  View PDF »

Category: Presentations

Abstract: The Forest Products Laboratory has entered into a cooperative agreement with Renewable Resource Solutions, LLC to explore and assess the potential of using suitable USDA Forest Service timber resources and small-diameter trees as feedstock for potential siting of cross laminated timber (CLT) plants in the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West. The CLT project will help provide preliminary due diligence for CLT and serve as a model for assessing other technologies in the future. Specific questions explored include: 1) Resource Analysis - raw material characterization of CLT feedstock and availability of Federal timber and timber from stewardship contracting/agreements as sources of suitable wood supply; 2) CLT Markets - CLT applications and uses - issues, barriers and opportunities considering both domestic and export markets; and 3) financial feasibility discussion for CLT plant siting.

Keywords: Mass Timber Research Workshop, cross laminated timber (CLT), green building, forest restoration activities

File size: 4,725 kb(s)

Date posted: 11/18/2015

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