For Building Requiring Less than 2 MMBtu/hour

Step 1:  Self-Guided Pre-Feasibility Assessment

A good place to start with any wood energy project, whether a conversion or a new installation, is with a pre-feasibility assessment.  Such assessments are typically for buildings less than 50,000 square feet using less than 35K gallons of propane or less than 22.5K gallons of fuel oil per year.  To get started, try using one of the online tools below.  Or, contact one of our Team’s Wood Energy Advisors.

Michigan Wood Energy Calculator or Minnesota Wood Energy Project Calculator

These feasibility tools allow you to evaluate use of wood energy for home, business, or institution.

Wood Energy Financial App

The Wood Energy Financial App developed by the University of Minnesota and United States Forest Service allows you to assess the financial viability of a wood energy project.

Biomass Energy Quick Assessment Tool

The QAT Lite tool is intended for communities to better understand the impact of a wood energy project on a local community.

Step 2.  Contact Us For Help

Once you’ve completed your pre-feasibility assessment contact us and we’ll help you interpret the results.  In some cases, the pre-feasibility analysis is all you need to make a go or no-go decision.  In other cases, you may need to conduct a more thorough feasibility analysis.  We’ll help you figure it out.  Contact

For Buildings Requiring More than 2 MMBtu/hour

Step 1. Feasibility Analysis

Projects larger than 2 MMBtu/hour typically require a thorough analysis to determine feasibility.  The Wisconsin Wood Energy Team can provide direct assistance and can also help you find additional technical assistance and resources for your project.  To get started, fill out the Request for Assistance Form below and email it to  Provide as much information as you can when completing the form.  One of our team members will contact you.

WI SWET Request for Assistance Form

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