Content tagged "bioenergy"

Benefits to Landowners from Forest Biomass/Bioenergy Production

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

Introduction Private forest landowners represent the first step in the forest bioenergy supply chain. Their production of a cellulosic feedstock is central...

Bioenergy Policy Incentives

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

Introduction Bioenergy, including forest biomass for energy, is a promising energy source. As outlined in other fact sheets, this source of energy has many...

Forest Bioenergy Production and Rural Economic Development

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

Introduction and Background Developing a forest bioenergy industry can have a number of positive effects on the rural economies of the South. Employment,...

The Economics of Forest Biomass Production and Use

Wood Energy Updated: September 10, 2013

Introduction Under current market conditions, cost remains a major barrier to market penetration of forest bioenergy. However, technological advances as well...

Supply of Forest Biomass for Energy: Determinants and Estimation

Wood Energy Updated: September 09, 2013

Introduction The South is endowed with a rich forestland base and favorable physiographical conditions for growing biomass. While the total availability of...

Ash Content

Wood Energy Updated: September 09, 2013

Introduction Ash from woody biomass comes from the minerals present in the structure of trees and shrubs in addition to any soil contamination. Properties of...

Bio-based Products

Wood Energy Updated: September 09, 2013

Introduction Petroleum-based feedstocks have dominated as industrial inputs over the past century. The rising petroleum prices, a decline in petroleum...

Biomass Chemical Products

Wood Energy Updated: September 09, 2013

Introduction Numerous opportunities are emerging to expand industrial needs through the production and processing of biological materials. Biological...

Energy Basics

Wood Energy Updated: September 09, 2013

Introduction Energy is one of the main applications of woody biomass and forest residues. Wood is the main source of energy for more than 2 billion people...

Bioenergy

Wood Energy Updated: September 09, 2013

Introduction Renewable energy is any energy generated from the sun, wind, water, hydrogen, Earth’s natural heat (geothermal), or biomass. In 2003, biomass...

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