Biomass is any organic matter that is renewable, which is stored solar energy. The mission of the Utah Biomass Resources Group (UBRG) is to assist in building a sustainable biomass utilization industry in Utah. Increased wildfire activity across the western U.S. has increased the pace, scale and need for hazardous fuels reduction. Creating value for these millions of tons of waste wood is our highest priority. Sustainable biomass industries aid in promoting forest health, watershed protection, renewable resource utilization, and rural job development.