2015 Request For Propsals
The Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation has released an RFP: Call for Pre‐Feasibility Studies on Wood‐Fired Heating Projects. The RFP will be open until March 11, 2015 5pm Alaska Standard Time.
For the 2014 RFP, Alaska Wood Energy Associates, Coffman Engineers, and WES Energy & Environment were awarded contracts. As such, their proposals are public documents and can be accessed by following these links:
All of the communities and organizations selected for 2015's prefeasibility studies filled out Statement of Interest forms to be considered for the project. Their applications can be accessed by following these links:
Interior Forest Products
Around the nation many locations offer forest products development opportunities but few can offer sustainable, high quality, developed transportation connections, final consumer markets and a system of industry support. With its substantial timber resources, Fairbanks, Alaska is the place to build and expand on its forest products industry. All these resources allow for value-added production backed by the necessary expertise and support. Fairbanks is an attractive location for forest industry development and the Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation is here to help!
White Spruce and Paper Birch are the principle species in the Interior, with lesser amounts of Aspen and Black Spruce. State and private owned lands combined provide over 5,655 MMBF. A variety of processes are available for procurement of timber to sustain forest product operations.