Biomass- Feedstocks


Biomass Resources in the United States (2012 UCSUSA.ORG)

-The United States has the potential to dramatically expand biomass use for fuel and power…Learn more>>

BIOMASS- FEEDSTOCK UCS TOTAL POTENTIAL enlarge map>>

 

-Energy crops offer the greatest opportunity to expand energy production from biomass…Learn more>>

BIOMASS- FEEDSTOCK UCS RESOURCES enlarge map>>

 

-Agricultural residues can provide significant biomass without expanding the footprint of agriculture…Learn more>>

BIOMASS- FEEDSTOCK UCS AGRICULTURAL enlarge map>>

 

-Waste materials for bioenergy production benefit from an existing infrastructure for collection…Learn more>>

BIOMASS- FEEDSTOCK UCS WASTE MATERIALS enlarge map>>

 

-Forests offer a limited source of new biomass resources…Learn more>>

BIOMASS- FEEDSTOCK UCS FORESTS enlarge map>> 

 

Feedstocks For Biofuels And More

A feedstock is defined as any renewable, biological material that can be used directly as a fuel, or converted to another form of fuel or energy product. Biomass feedstocks are the plant and algal materials used to derive fuels like ethanol, butanol, biodiesel, and other hydrocarbon fuels. Examples of biomass feedstocks include corn starch, sugarcane juice, crop residues such as corn stover and sugarcane bagasse, purpose-grown grass crops, and woody plants. The Bioenergy Technologies Office …Read more and/or watch the video explaination>>

BIOMASS- WHAT IS, GOV.

 

Bioenergy (Biofuels and Biomass)

Biomass can be used to produce renewable electricity, thermal energy, or transportation fuels (biofuels). Biomass is defined as living or recently dead organisms and any byproducts of those organisms, plant or animal. The term is generally understood to exclude coal, oil, and other fossilized remnants of organisms, as well as soils. In this strict sense, biomass encompasses all living things. In the context of biomass energy, however, the term refers to those crops, residues, and other biological materials that can be used as a substitute for fossil fuels in the production of energy and other products. Living biomass takes in carbon as it grows and releases this carbon when used for energy, resulting in a carbon-neutral cycle that does not increase the atmospheric concentration of greenhouse gases….Learn more>>

-Biomass Energy

-Biofuels

-Biobased Products

-Biomass Feedstocks- Some of the most common (and/or most promising) biomass feedstocks are: Grains and starch crops – sugar cane, corn, wheat, sugar beets, industrial sweet potatoes, etc.

-Agricultural residues – Corn stover, wheat straw, rice straw, orchard prunings, etc.

-Food waste – waste produce, food processing waste, etc.

-Forestry materials – Logging residues, forest thinnings, etc.

-Animal byproducts – Tallow, fish oil, manure, etc.

-Energy crops – Switchgrass, miscanthus, hybrid poplar, willow, algae, etc.

-Urban and suburban wastes – municipal solid wastes (MSW), lawn wastes, wastewater treatment sludge, urban wood wastes, disaster debris, trap grease, yellow grease, waste cooking oil, etc.

-Biomass and Land Use

 

Biomass Feedstocks for Combustion

January 31, 2014; Contributors to This Article, Author Daniel Ciolkosz, Extension Associate, Penn State

Thought about growing a biomass crop for combustion fuel on your farm? This article offers three questions farmers can ask to evaluate growing energy producing combustion crops. It examines wood, woody crops and grasses in more detail….Learn more>>

-Introduction

BIOMASS- FEEDSTOCK INTO

-Forest Wood

BIOMASS- FEEDSTOCK FOREST WOOD

-Short Rotation Woody Crops

-Annual and Perennial Grasses

BIOMASS- FEEDSTOCK PERENIAL GRASS

-Crop residue from other agricultural field crops

-Animal Manure

-Scale of Production

 

More Types Of Biomass Energy

BIOMASS- FEEDSTOCK EARTHPEACE

-Wood

-Biogas

-Landfill Gas

-Fermentation