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U.S. Billion-ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Technical Reports and White Papers
  • Robert D. Perlack, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Laurence M. Eaton, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Anthony F. Turhollow, Jr., Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Matt H. Langholtz, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Craig C. Brandt, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Mark E. Downing, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Robin L. Graham, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Lynn L. Wright, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Jacob M. Kavkewitz, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Anna M. Shamey, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Richard G. Nelson, Kansas State University
  • Bryce J. Stokes, United States Department of Energy
  • William L. Rooney, Texas A&M University
  • David J. Muth, Jr., Idaho National Laboratory
  • J. Richard Hess, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Jared M. Abodeely, Idaho National Laboratory
  • Chad Hellwinckel, University of Tennessee
  • Danial De La Torre Ugarte, University of Tennessee
  • Daniel C. Yoder, University of Tennessee
  • James P. Lyon, University of Tennessee
  • Timothy G. Rials, University of Tennessee
  • Timothy A. Volk, State University of New York
  • Thomas S. Buchholz, State University of New York
  • Lawrence P. Abrahamson, State University of New York
  • Robert P. Anex, Iowa State University
  • Thomas B. Voigt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • William Berguson, University of Minnesota
  • Don E. Riemenschneider, University of Minnesota
  • Douglas Karlen, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Jane M. F. Johnson, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Robert B. Mitchell, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Kenneth P. Vogel, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Edward P. Richard, Jr., United States Department of Agriculture
  • John Tatarko, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Larry E. Wagner, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Kenneth E. Skog, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Patricia K. Lebow, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Dennis P. Dykstra, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Marilyn A. Buford, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Patrick D. Miles, United States Department of Agriculture
  • D. Andrew Scott, United States Department of Agriculture
  • James H. Perdue, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Robert B. Rummer, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Jamie Barbour, United States Department of Agriculture
  • John A. Stanturf, United States Department of Agriculture
  • David B. McKeever, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Ronald S. Zalesny, Jr., United States Department of Agriculture
  • Edmund A. Gee, United States Department of Agriculture
  • P. Daniel Cassidy, United States Department of Agriculture
  • David Lightle, United States Department of Agriculture
Document Type
Report
Peer Reviewed
1
Publication Date
8-1-2011
Grant Number
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Granting or Sponsoring Agency
U.S. Department of Energy
Abstract
The Report, Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply (generally referred to as the Billion-Ton Study or 2005 BTS), was an estimate of “potential” biomass within the contiguous United States based on numerous assumptions about current and future inventory and production capacity, availability, and technology. In the 2005 BTS, a strategic analysis was undertaken to determine if U.S. agriculture and forest resources have the capability to potentially produce at least one billion dry tons of biomass annually, in a sustainable manner—enough to displace approximately 30% of the country’s present petroleum consumption. To ensure reasonable confidence in the study results, an effort was made to use relatively conservative assumptions. However, for both agriculture and forestry, the resource potential was not restricted by price. That is, all identified biomass was potentially available, even though some potential feedstock would more than likely be too expensive to actually be economically available. In addition to updating the 2005 study, this report attempts to address a number of its shortcomings
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
, Robert D. Perlack, Laurence M. Eaton, Anthony F. Turhollow, et al.. "U.S. Billion-ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_muth/12/