Forestry Policies (South Carolina)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place South Carolina

Applies to States or Provinces South Carolina
Name Forestry Policies (South Carolina)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website

Last Review 2014-05-13
Last Substantive Modification
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South Carolina's Forestry industry is one of the largest contributors to the State's economy. Wood residues, among other biomass resources, are used by several co-gen and electricity generators in the state. The South Carolina Forestry Commission manages the State's forest lands:

The South Carolina Biomass Council ( was created in 2006 by the South Carolina Energy Office, to increase biomass energy and products in South Carolina. The Energy office issued the report "Biomass Energy Potential in South Carolina", reviewing the technologies and existing resources and biomass energy facilities in the state:

In 2008 The Energy Freedom and Rural Development Act was generated by recommendations from the South Carolina Biomass Council, and put in place several tax credits and incentives for Biomass energy including a 25 percent tax credit for production equipment costs as well as a separate 25 percent credit for equipment used to create power from biomass fuels.

The USFS's 2009 report "Assessing the Potential for Biomass Energy Development in South Carolina" discusses the different biomass resources and associated energy potential for the State, in terms of unutilized forest wood residues. The report includes and economic analysis of fuel prices and returns on processing and harvesting equipment investments:

Policy Contact

Contact Name Tim Adams
Department South Carolina Forest Commission
Division Resource Development

Phone 803-896-8802


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: South Carolina State Government H.3649