Biosciences Division


Matt Langholtz

Matt Langholtz

Bioenergy Resource & Engineering Systems Group
Environmental Sciences Division
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6422
Phone: (865) 574-6520
Fax: (865) 576-9939

Research Interests

Dr. Matthew Langholtz’s primary research interests are in biomass resource economics, short-rotation woody crops, and bioenergy from forest resources.  He has worked a decision support system to evaluate short-rotation woody crop economics, valuation of non-market externalities, and developing biomass supply curves for the southeast US.  His current research involves biomass feedstock supply and demand, and sustainable forest management approaches to providing bioenergy feedstocks.  Background includes agroforestry extension in Latin America, and production of herbaceous and woody cellulosic biomass crops.

Professional Activities

Dr. Langholtz evaluates feedstock prices for updates of the DOE’s Office of Biomass Program’s Multi Year Program Plan.


  • B.S. Forestry, Oklahoma State University, May, 1994.
  • Masters of Forestry, SFRC, University of Florida, August, 2000.
  • Ph.D., Economic and Environmental Analysis of Tree Crops on Marginal Lands in Florida, University of Florida, December, 2005.