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Biomass is receiving expanding consciousness as scientists, coverage makers, and growers look for fresh, renewable strength 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 tool applied sciences, or biochemical conversions. a result of wide variety of feedstocks, biomass has a wide geographic distribution, every so often providing a least-cost and near-term alternative.The goal of this learn is to estimate the biomass assets to be had within the usa and map the implications. 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 method used to create, manage, and learn geographic details, permitting us to imagine relationships, styles, or tendencies that arc impossible to work out with conventional charts, graphs, and spreadsheets.

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Census Bureau, 2002 County Business Patterns. Depending on the size of a company (number of employees) and assumptions on the wood waste generated by a company derived from Wiltsee’s study6, the results of this analysis are shown in Figure 16 and Table 5. According to this study, pallet and lumber companies generate about 300 tons/year, and a small woodworking company typically generates between 5 and 20 tons/year of wood waste. 6 Wiltsee, G, Urban Wood Waste Resource Assessment, Appel Consultant, Inc.

Please, refer to the Analysis Methodology section of this paper for more information (page 51). The results of this analysis are shown on Figure 17 and Table 6. S. Total 30,902 Municipal Discards Methane Emissions from Landfills The methane emissions from landfills depend on three key factors: (1) total waste in place; (2) landfill size; and (3) location in an arid or non-arid climate. Data on the landfill locations and the waste in place was obtained from EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP), 2003 database.

The State of Garbage in America, BioCycle Journal of Composting & Recycling, January 2004 11 Wiltsee, G, Urban Wood Waste Resource Assessment, Appel Consultant, Inc. Valencia, CA. November, 1998. S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2001, Wastewater Treatment. 6 kg CH4/kg of BOD) Dedicated Energy Crops on Conservation Reserve Program Lands The amount of energy crops that could be potentially grown on CRP lands was calculated using the median estimated yield (dry tonnes/acre/yr) of unirrigated energy crops (switchgrass and short rotation woody crops – willow and hybrid poplar) data developed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

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