FOJ's Opposition to Biomass

As most of you know the Friends of the Jordan have taken a strong stand against Biomass burning of trees as a way of generating electricity in Michigan. Across northern Michigan we have nine currently operating or proposed biomass plants. These plants represent a true danger to our environment.

Biomass produces far more particulate matter into the air than burning coal.

It produces far more carbon into the air than burning coal. It is not carbon neutral. 

It is far more expensive to produce than other forms of electricity. These plants are all heavily subsidized by taxes.

They are getting the vast majority of taxpayer money earmarked for green energy, hurting research into other forms of clean renewable energy.

The target supply zones of all of these plants overlap. There are not enough trees to supply all of these plants. 

The Jordan River Valley is inside of all nine of these supply zones.