By Milbrandt A.

Biomass is receiving expanding consciousness as scientists, coverage makers, and growers look for fresh, renewable strength possible choices. in comparison with different renewable assets, biomass is especially versatile; it may be used as gas 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 extensive geographic distribution, sometimes delivering a least-cost and near-term alternative.The aim of this examine is to estimate the biomass assets on hand 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 details approach used to create, control, and research geographic info, permitting us to imagine relationships, styles, or tendencies that arc impossible to work out with conventional charts, graphs, and spreadsheets.

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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. S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining.

Murphy Methane Emissions from Manure Management The following steps were used to calculate methane emissions from manure management systems, based on EPA State Workbook: Methodologies for Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Second Edition, 1995, Workbook 7 Methane Emissions from Manure Management. Average annual volatile solids production per unit of animal mass of animal type i (VS per pound of animal mass) (Table 2) 52 Table A-2. S. 36 Dairy Cattle Swine Poultry Other Heifers Note: Due to lack of separate data of market and breeding swine we adopted the numbers for market swine.

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. Valencia, CA. November, 1998. S. Total 2,615 Urban Wood Residues Three major categories of urban wood residues were considered in this study: • MSW wood—wood chips, pallets, and yard waste • Utility tree trimming and/or private tree companies • Construction/demolition wood Data on the collected urban wood waste are not available; thus numerous assumptions were applied for estimation.

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