Content tagged "wood energy introduction"

Recipe for a Successful Woody Bioenergy Industry

Wood Energy Updated: October 20, 2015

eXtension's team of wood energy experts have developed a list of conditions that a wood energy industry must meet if it is to be successful.

Introduction to Renewable Natural Resources

Wood Energy Updated: July 31, 2013

eXtension's team of woody biomass experts provide this brief introduction to Renewable Natural Resources which highlights woody biomass for generating heat...

An Environmental Overview of Woody Biomass Utilization

Wood Energy Updated: March 24, 2010

by Diomy Zamora and Charlie Blinn The processes associated with growing, collecting, transporting, and using any energy source causes both positive and...

Soil Conservation and Wood Energy

Wood Energy Updated: March 12, 2010

Growing trees for energy can also enhance soil quality. In comparison with agricultural feedstocks, trees are typically grown from 20 to 90 years before they...

Global Utilization of Biomass

Wood Energy Updated: March 12, 2010

by CD Foster, J Gan, and C Mayfield Biomass is the most dominant renewable energy source used in the world today, comprising almost 80 percent of the total...

Environmental Benefits of Woody Biomass Utilization

Wood Energy Updated: March 12, 2010

By C.D. Foster, J. Gan, and C. Mayfield Several environmental benefits are associated with the utilization of woody biomass for bioenergy and other bio-based...

Energy Benefits

Wood Energy Updated: March 12, 2010

By: C.D. Foster, J. Gan, and C. Mayfield In the United States, 86 percent of the total energy consumed comes from fossil fuels, 6 percent from renewable...

Economic and Social Benefits of Woody Biomass Utilization

Wood Energy Updated: March 12, 2010

By: C.D. Foster, J. Gan, and C. Mayfield Forest landowners and rural communities can benefit economically from the utilization of biomass for bioenergy...

Disadvantages of Woody Biomass Utilization

Wood Energy Updated: March 12, 2010

Using woody biomass for energy production and as a feedstock for industrial materials affects air quality, land use, forest health, and other natural...

Concerns Over Greenhouse Gases

Wood Energy Updated: March 12, 2010

Wood, coal, oil and natural gas are all made of carbon-based compounds. Burning these feedstocks releases carbon, which then becomes carbon dioxide, a major...

Woody Biomass as an Energy Source

Wood Energy Updated: March 12, 2010

Biomass offers America a tremendous opportunity to use sustainable, domestic woody vegetation resources to help meet its power, transportation fuel, and...

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