The US Department of Energy’s has released a followup report to the 2005-published “Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply”. That first report estimated the potential biomass available within the contiguous United States based on assumptions about current and future inventory production capacity, availability, and technology. The 2011 follow-up report, “U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry”, expands the study, including: A spatial, county-by-county inventory of potentially available primary feedstocks; price and available quantities (e.g., supply curves) for the individual feedstocks; and a more rigorous treatment and modeling of resource sustainability.
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