"The carbon life cycle of wood products is well known and recognised. Our industry produces almost 80% of its own energy through the use of biomass residuals, displacing the need for fossil fuel use.

"These congressmen and women have now joined senators and scientists in supporting the use of biomass energy from manufacturing residuals as being fully sustainable.

"It is important for both our industry and national energy policy that the federal government clearly recognises the carbon neutrality of biomass energy derived from sustainable forestry and our industry’s manufacturing residuals."

The American Wood Council (AWC) is the voice of North American wood products manufacturing, representing over 75% of an industry that provides approximately 400,000 men and women with family-wage jobs. AWC advocates for balanced government policies that affect wood products.