BIOMASS SUPPLIES SUFFICIENT FOR US BIOENERGY GOALS
Saturday October 01 2011
Volume: 3 Issue: 01
The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, a unit of the US Department of Energy (DoE), recently conducted an update of its 2005 Billion-Ton Study1 that examines the US' capacity to produce a billion dry short tons (1 dry short ton = 907.185 kg) of biomass resources annually for energy use without impacting other farm and forest products like food, feed and fibre crops. It identifies sufficient biomass feedstock, even under baseline assumptions, to meet near- and long-term USbioenergy goals, such as displacing one-third of current transportation fuel demand.
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