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California Wood Processing and Bioenergy Facilities

Welcome to the interactive map of California's Forest Products and Biomass Power Plant facilities. This resource is a collaborative effort developed by UC Cooperative Extension to monitor and analyze wood utilization capacity throughout the state of California. 

We maintain current information on capacity, development, and status of facilities accepting feedstock from California wood resources. On this page you will find an interactive map and summary table of wood intake facilities. Here you can find a list of local community biomass initiatives and working groups. We also provide a variety of print-ready maps and raw data for download with assistance from the USFS.


Raw Data


Download Power Plant Table Raw data of the information provided above (link brings you to short form, submit form to receive data)
Download Wood Processing Table Raw data of the information provided above (link brings you to short form, submit form to receive data)

Printable Maps



UCCE Biopower Map from California Agriculture

UCCE map reviewing trends and issues for California's biomass power plants Q1 2012
California Wood Products Primary Processing and Biomass Energy Facilities Print-ready USFS map of existing wood utilization facilities throughout California Q2 2022
California National Forest Biomass Flow Print-ready USFS map of forest biomass generated from federal lands Q4 2017
California Primary Processing Facilities Exclusive of Biomass and Mulch Print-ready USFS map of existing  wood utilization facilities excluding Biomass Q4 2017

Biopower with FRAP Fire Threat
(All Facilities)
(Operational Facilities ONLY)

Operational biomass power plants with 33 mile sourcing buffer overlaid on FRAP fire threat regions Q2 2015
BioRAM and BioMAT Facilities

Suitable National Forest Lands located within BioRAM and BioMAT Facility Facility Woodbaskets

Q3 2017

Project Information


Communication Plan Overview of update schedule and key project contacts
Metadata Overview of data fields and definitions

This effort is built on contributions from the California Biomass Collaborative, California Energy Commission, California Public Utilities Commission, California Forestry Association, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Biomass Power Association, California Biomass Energy Alliance, California Energy Almanac, University of Montana, Watershed Research and Training Center, and individual facilities. We appreciate the feedback and input from Tad Mason and Fred Tornatore at TSS Consultants and Rob Williams from the UC Davis California Biomass Collaborative. Funding support is provided by the California Department of Forestry and the USFS Region 5 State and Private Forestry.

User to verify all information. May contain errors and omissions. Please reference Woody Biomass Utilization Group if using this data.