The Anderson Biomass Complex (ABC) is a 66-acre property in Shasta County, California that was the site of a stud mill that operated for decades but ceased operations in 2010. ABC is investing in and helping manage a series of related businesses that address California's forest management crisis in a financially sustainable manner. ABC's first initiative is a roundwood mill, Alta California Roundwood (ACR), that utilizes small diameter wood that previously had been treated as a waste stream by timber operations.
The Anderson Biomass Complex (ABC) / Alta California Roundwood (ACR) is an investment supported by Allotrope Partners, a merchant bank located in Oakland, CA. Allotrope Partners’ mission is to accelerate and capitalize on the transition to a sustainable energy future. (www.allotropepartners.com)
ABC is contributing to California's forest recovery by building markets for small diameter wood, typically between three and ten inches in diameter. Creating markets for this material is an essential component to efficiently addressing California's overstocked forests, as these markets create sustainable incentives to scale up vitally needed forest management activities. Well managed forests, in turn, help reduce the risk of catastrophic forest fires, improve regional water management and increase long-term carbon sequestration potential.