Content tagged "bioenergy"

Renewable Energy Set-asides Push Biogas to Pipeline

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2017

Deriving the most value from the harvesting of organic wastes, particularly waste produced through farming operations, can be quite challenging. This paper...

Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams: Challenges and Opportunities

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2017

To provide an initial characterization of the wet and gaseous organic feedstocks available in the continental U.S., and to explore technological...

Technological Processes: Thermochemical

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: April 12, 2016

Introduction Woody biomass is converted into useful forms of energy (i.e. solid, liquid, or gaseous fuels) as well as useful products (e.g. polymers,...

Why is there such an emphasis on power production from biomass?

Farm Energy Wood Energy Updated: March 11, 2016

Woody biomass is an abundant and readily available resource that historically has not been used much except by forest products manufacturers as an internal...

Justin Heavey, State University of New York

Farm Energy Updated: July 14, 2015

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Money to Burn: How to Capitalize on BioCNG at Your Wastewater Plant

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 01, 2015

Across the globe, units of government are struggling with the balance of deriving clean energy with economics and environmental protection. This struggle has...

Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Dairy and Bioenergy Systems

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 18, 2015

Animal agriculture presents multiple challenges for sustainability and the dairy sector alone contributes 30% of agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions....

Above the Dirt: A Look into North Carolina’s Clean Energy Future through Waste-carbon Harvesting

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 17, 2015

Compare the Potential: The United States has tremendous organic resources available, such as food waste, crop residues, animal manures, and human waste....

Wood Processing Residues

Wood Energy Updated: February 19, 2014

Introduction What remains after timber arrives at a mill for processing is commonly referred to as primary and secondary wood processing residue or waste....

Cost Factors in Harvesting and Transporting Woody Biomass

Wood Energy Updated: February 17, 2014

 Introduction Harvesting and transportation costs for woody biomass in its different forms vary due to tract size, tree species, volumes removed, distance to...

Conventional Biomass Harvesting Systems

Wood Energy Updated: February 06, 2014

IntroductionWoody biomass harvesting systems fell and recover woody biomass and transport it to a central location to be processed or directly loaded onto...

Wood Bioenergy and the Southern United States

Wood Energy Updated: February 04, 2014

IntroductionForests are among the South’s most abundant resources. More than 214 million acres of forest land cover the region1 (Figure 1). Approximately 69...

Biomass Transportation and Delivery

Wood Energy Updated: February 04, 2014

Introduction One challenge associated with transporting woody biomass for energy and bio-based products is that woody biomass in its raw form (e.g. slash,...

Pre-processing and Drying Woody Biomass

Wood Energy Updated: February 03, 2014

Introduction Pre-processing and drying woody biomass are important issues to address in every situation. They particularly affect transportation costs and...

Small-scale Woody Biomass Harvesting Systems

Wood Energy Updated: February 03, 2014

Introduction Small-scale timber harvesting systems, including those that can handle woody biomass, are becoming more attractive to the forestry community. A...

USA Woody Biomass Facilities

Wood Energy Updated: January 16, 2014

Ethanol from Biomass

Wood Energy Updated: November 26, 2013

 Introduction Ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol or grain alcohol, is a flammable, tasteless, colorless, mildly toxic alcohol having a fairly...

Conserving Biodiversity in Forest Bioenergy Production Systems

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

Biodiversity1, or biological diversity, can be defined as the number and variety of plant and animal species, genes, ecosystems, and ecosystem functions in a...

Water Conservation in Forest Bioenergy Production Systems

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

Introduction Forestlands serve as watershed areas for much of the southern United States. These 214 million acres of forested areas are constantly...

Conserving Soils in Forest Bioenergy Production Systems

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

Soils are the biophysical foundation upon which forests thrive and grow. The productivity of forests depends upon the quality and health of the soil...

Forest Bioenergy Certification

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

Bioenergy produced from woody biomass is considered a renewable source of energy. However, this is only true if forests are managed in a way that ensures the...

Using the Adaptive Forest Management Planning Framework to Achieve Sustainable Bioenergy Production

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

America’s forests are facing ever-increasing pressure to provide all things to all people, ranging from such services as providing timber for building new...

Carbon Markets and Forest Bioenergy

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

Introduction Carbon markets are thought to be one of many innovative, market-based solutions to global climate change. These markets allow for the purchase...

Renewable and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

Introduction This fact sheet provides a brief overview of renewable and energy efficiency portfolio policies. These policies are currently being used in...

Woody Biomass for Energy – Tax Incentives

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

Introduction Tax savings are often used to promote economic development in the United States. A case in point is Congress’ Energy Tax Incentives Act of 2005....

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