Biomass Feedstocks for Biopower: Background and Selected Issues

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The production of bioenergy - renewable energy derived from biomass - could potentially increase national energy security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to rural economic growth. This report provides analyses of commonly discussed biomass feedstocks and their relative potential for power generation. Additional biopower issues - feedstock accessibility, the biomass power plant carbon-neutrality debate, and unintended consequences of legislative activities to promote bioenergy - are also discussed.

Creator(s): Bracmort, Kelsi
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: October 6, 2010
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
Environmental Policy Collection
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Bracmort, Kelsi

Analyst in Agricultural Conservation and Natural Resources Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington, D.C.
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  • Creation: October 6, 2010
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The production of bioenergy - renewable energy derived from biomass - could potentially increase national energy security, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to rural economic growth. This report provides analyses of commonly discussed biomass feedstocks and their relative potential for power generation. Additional biopower issues - feedstock accessibility, the biomass power plant carbon-neutrality debate, and unintended consequences of legislative activities to promote bioenergy - are also discussed.

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27 pages.

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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Environmental Policy Collection
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