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Michigan Biomass is a business coalition founded in 2007 to advocate for the state’s grid-connected, wood-fired power plants – facilities constructed between 1985 and 1994. Energy recovered from wood byproducts of sustainable forestry and forest products manufacturing is the state’s second leading provider of Renewable Energy Credits under Michigan’s Renewable Portfolio Standards. Biomass energy is power generation that is always on, so it can operate when intermittent resources are unavailable. The intrinsic values of biomass power include jobs and rural economies, markets for low- and no-value wood fiber, services to forest health and stewardship activities, mitigation of greenhouse gases through offsets of decomposition and fossil fuels, and support of the state’s electricity transmission system, and communities that rely on forest resources for livelihoods and quality of life.