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Biomass is receiving expanding consciousness as scientists, coverage makers, and growers look for fresh, renewable power possible choices. in comparison with different renewable assets, biomass is especially versatile; it may be used as gasoline for direct combustion, gasified, utilized in mixed warmth and gear applied sciences, or biochemical conversions. as a result wide selection of feedstocks, biomass has a huge geographic distribution, every now and then delivering a least-cost and near-term alternative.The target of this examine is to estimate the biomass assets on hand within the usa and map the consequences. to complete this aim, biomass feedstock information arc analyzed either statistically and graphically utilizing geographic info structures (GIS). A GIS is a computer-based info process used to create, control, and research geographic info, permitting us to imagine relationships, styles, or developments that arc impossible to work out with conventional charts, graphs, and spreadsheets.

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9% Other Systems: Pit Storage for less than 30 days is assumed to have an MCF equal to 50% of the MCF for Liquid/Slurry. Pit Storage for more than 30 days is assumed to have an MCF equal to liquid/slurry. Anaerobic lagoons are assumed to have an MCF of 90%; litter and deep pit stacks an MCF of 10%. /yr. 0. 0. S. 9072 Where N - Number of companies in a county Tons/year - According to Wiltsee’s study,9 a small company typically generates between 5 and 20 tons/year of wood waste. 9072 - US to metric tons conversion 10 % moisture was assumed for the wood residues generated by the secondary wood products mills.

The CRP is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners, and is administered by the USDA Farm Service Agency. It provides technical and financial assistance to eligible farmers and ranchers to address soil, water, and other related natural resource concerns on their lands. Data on the CRP acres by county were obtained from the USDA’s Farm Service Agency and the map on Figure 20 was generated. The amount of energy crops that could be potentially grown on these lands is shown on Figure 21 and 22.

The median estimated yield (dry tonnes/acre/yr) of unirrigated energy crops (switchgrass and short rotation woody crops – willow and hybrid poplar) by county is based on the data developed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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