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  • Main Title Biomass: Comparison of Definitions in Legislation Through the 111th Congress
  • Series Title 111th Congress


  • Author: Bracmort, Kelsi
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Analyst in Agricultural Conservation and Natural Resources Policy
  • Author: Gorte, Ross W.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Specialist in Natural Resources Policy


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 2010-10-28


  • English


  • Content Description: This report discusses the use of biomass as an energy feedstock, which is emerging as a potentially viable alternative to address U.S. energy security concerns, foreign oil dependence, rural economic development, and diminishing sources of conventional energy. Biomass (organic matter that can be converted into energy) may include food crops, crops for energy (e.g., switchgrass or prairie perennials), crop residues, wood waste and byproducts, and animal manure. This report discusses legislation regarding biomass, the evolving definition of biomass, and the positions of supporters and detractors of biomass as an alternative energy source.
  • Physical Description: 18 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Energy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Biomass energy
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Alternative energy sources
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Refuse as fuel
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Energy crops
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Agriculture
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Energy law and legislation


  • Place Name: United States


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • CRS Report Number: R40529
  • Accession or Local Control No: R40529_2010Oct28
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc29569