SIG worked with the Biomass Energy Resource Center to assess the potential for sustainably harvested biomass (primarily wood) to fuel an expanded biomass energy sector in the Southeast, the study presents a literature review of several key biomass resource assessments conducted to date, examines the current and possible future energy policies that could drive the expansion of biomass energy development, and compares the supply with this potential demand. This portion of the study has three main parts: 1. assessment of the biomass resource literature for the seven-state region, 2. examination of the energy policies in the seven-state region, and 3. comparison of the resource supply to the potential demand The study does not present new primary fuel-supply analysis, but is based on a review of existing information.