Biomass Companies of Interest:
 
www.globalgreen
solutionsinc.com
Global Green Solutions PTY LTD.,  a joint venture  between Global
Green Solutions Inc. and C&C Green Technologies PTY LTD., a South
African private company, manufactures, markets and sells Global
Green Solutions' renewable alternative energy products, primarily
Global Greensteam's biomass waste to low cost steam and GGRN's
Vertigro algae-to-biofuel feedstock technology in South Africa and
sub-Sahara countries.
www.lignol.ca
Lignol Energy is a Canadian company based in BC which is
undertaking to construct biorefineries for the production of fuel-grade
ethanol and biochemicals from Canadian forests and vast supplies of
biomass feedstocks
   
   
Biomass Data:
 
cta.ornl.gov
Biomass Energy Data Book Edition 2- has not been finalized. There
are several tables and figures marked as preliminary and you may
encounter unlinked items like Appendix C which has not been updated
to reflect the changes for Edition 2. Oak Ridge National Lab.
www.eere.energy.gov
U.S. Department of Energy. Data, analysis and trends related
specifically to biomass resources.
www.afdc.energy.gov
US Dept of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Site.  
Info about Biomass to liquids.
www.science.doe.gov
U.S. Department of Energy. Map: Geographic Distribution of
Biomass Crops.
www.eia.doe.gov
Dept of Energy. Energy Information Administration. Official
Energy statistics from the US government.
Biomass.
www1.eere.energy.gov
Biomass Document Database- publications from the U.S.
Department of Energy's Biomass Program and other biomass-related
documents. Reports, fact sheets, Biomass Program year-end reports,
and more are available.
bioenergy.ornl.gov
Bioenergy Feedstock Information Network is a gateway to a
wealth of biomass feedstock information resources from the U.S.
Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Idaho
National Laboratory, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and
other research organizations.
www.nrel.gov
National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  Biomass Maps- estimate
the technical biomass resources available in the United States by
county. Feedstock categories- crop residues, methane emissions from
manure management, methane emissions from landfills and
wastewater treatment facilities, forest residues, primary and secondary
mill residues, urban wood waste, and dedicated energy crops.
www.forest
encyclopedia.net
Forest Encyclopedia Network consists of a growing number of U.S.
encyclopedias covering different fields of forest science. Biomass data.
   
   
Biomass Do-it-Yourself:
 
www.re-energy.ca
Re-Energy.ca is a renewable energy project kit that can be
downloaded and printed for free.  Build Your Own biogas generator
and fuel it with animal manure.
   
   
Biomass Info:
 
apps1.eere.energy.gov
US Dept of Energy's, State Energy Alternatives, Biomass Energy Info.
www.forest
encyclopedia.net
Forest Encyclopedia Network's Bioenergy Encyclopedia is designed
to help the reader understand bioenergy resources both from a global
perspective and then from a United States national perspective.
   
   
Biomass News:      see Biofuels new sites above as well...
 
www.biomass
magazine.com
BioMass Magazine Published by BBI International Grand Forks, ND.
waste.environmental
-expert.cm
Environmental Expert an online marketplace, but also a source for
industry-related information and resources, like publications, events,
articles, case studies & news. Numerous Energy from Biomass articles.
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www.renewableenergy
world.com
"Biogas Flows Through Germany's Grid Big Time"
by Jane Burgermeister. RenewableEnergyWorld.com
July 17, 2008
   
   
Biomass-Organizations/Associations:  see Research below also
 
www1.eere.energy.gov
US Dept of Energy's, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable
Energy's, Biomass Program. The primary objectives of DOE's Biomass
Program are to support development of technology for production of
fuels, chemicals, and power. This Web site includes descriptions of
biofuels and biomass power technologies and projects, resource issues,
and other information sources.
www.aebiom.org
European Biomass Association is a non profit Brussels based
international organisation whose mission is to represent bioenergy at
EU level."
www.eia.doe.gov
Energy Information Administration is a statistical agency of the
U.S. Department of Energy whose mission is to provide policy-neutral
data, forecasts, and analyses.
Biomass energy statistics.
www.waste-to-fuels.com
Waste-to-Fuel Conference & Trade Show, a forum for informing the
public and private sectors of the economic and environmental benefits
of converting waste materials to alternative fuels.
www.brdisolutions.com
Biomass Research and Development Initiative is the multi-agency
effort to coordinate and accelerate all Federal biobased products and
bioenergy research and development. Administered by the Designated
Federal Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the
Liaison as  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
www.biomassenergy
centre.org.uk
Biomass Energy Centre.  Provides information to anyone in the UK
with an interest in biomass derived solid, liquid and gaseous fuels and
associated conversion technologies. Publications and links.
www.woodycrops.org
Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group is
a private and public partnership between wood products
companies, equipment manufacturers, utility companies, the
U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge
National Laboratory (ORNL), the National Council of the Paper
Industry for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) and
university researchers. Whose mission is to share information
about the efficient development of practices and equipment to
culture, harvest and handle large-scale woody biomass
plantings.
   
   
Biomass-Reports:
 
www.osti.gov
DOE's Office of Scientific and Technical Information, Information
Bridge. Lists 7,000+ DOE publications on Biomass.
www.nrel.gov
National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Publications page and
Search engine.
www1.eere.energy.gov
Biomass Document Database- publications from the U.S.
Department of Energy's Biomass Program and other biomass-related
documents. Reports, fact sheets, Biomass Program year-end reports,
and more are available.
www.fs.fed.us
"Why Biomass is Important - The Role of the USDA Forest Service
in Managing and Using Biomass for Energy and Other Uses" 2006,
good intro to biomass. PDF.
www.nrel.gov
"From Biomass to Biofuels: NREL Leads the Way" National
Renewable Energy Laboratory. Aug 2006. Good intro info. PDF.
www.eia.doe.gov
Energy Information Administration is a statistical agency of the
U.S. Department of Energy whose mission is to provide policy-neutral
data, forecasts, and analyses  "Methodology for Allocating Municipal
Solid Waste to Biogenic/Non-Biogenic Energy"
www.wbcsd.org
Biomass Issue Brief: Energy and Climate" Biomass' relative share of
use has declined with the emergence of fossil fuels to some 13% of the
world's primary energy supply worldwide. This brief outlines the
sustainability issues associated with biomass: its carbon neutrality, its
use in heat and power generation, its use in biofuels, and its future.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Oct '06.
   
   
Biomass-Research:
 
bioenergycenter.org
Bio Energy Science Center is a partnership for bioenergy solutions
that’s connecting the world’s leading scientific minds and resources.
Our goal is to help develop viable, plentiful and clean alternative fuel
sources for generations to come. Lists which institution is working on
which area of processing. U.S. DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
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www.ornl.gov/sci/besd/cbes.sht
ml
Center for BioEnergy Sustainability's purpose is to use science and
analysis to understand the sustainability (environmental, economic,
and social) of current and potential future bioenergy production and
distribution; to identify approaches to enhance bioenergy
sustainability; and to serve as an independent source of the highest
quality data and analysis for bioenergy stakeholders and decision
makers. Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
www.energy.gov
USDA, DOE Announce Up to $25 Million in Funding for Biomass
Research and Development Initiative. January 30, 2009.
www.nrel.gov
National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Biomass Program
supports NREL R&D that focuses on biomass characterization,
thermochemical and biochemical biomass conversion technologies,
biobased products development, and biomass process engineering and
analysis. NREL also works to develop cost-effective, environmentally
friendly biomass conversion technologies.
www.nrel.gov
National Bioenergy Center- established to support the science and
technology goals of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Biomass
Program. Headquartered at the National Renewable Energy
Laboratory.
www1.eere.energy.gov
US Dept of Energy's, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable
Energy's, Biomass Program "works with industry, academia and our
national laboratory partners on a balanced portfolio of research in
biomass feedstocks and conversion technologies."
www.brdisolutions.com
Biomass Research and Development Initiative is the multi-agency
effort to coordinate and accelerate all Federal biobased products and
bioenergy research and development. Administered by the Designated
Federal Officer at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the
Liaison as  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
gcep.stanford.edu
Stanford University: Global Climate and Energy Project. Biomass
Research.
   
   
Plant Sources page...
 
   
   
Videos:
 
www.nrel.gov
NREL. This video provides an overview of National Renewable Energy
Laboratory research on converting biomass to liquid fuels.
www.ted.com
Juan Enriquez challenges our definition of bioenergy. Oil, coal, gas
and other hydrocarbons are not chemical but biological products,
based on plant matter -- and thus, growable. Our whole approach to
fuel, he argues, needs to change. TED Video.
   
Biomass
Installed Capacity
2006
in Gigawatts
Projected Capacity
2020
in Gigawatts
Electricity and
Heat generation
2006
Petajoules
Electricity and
Heat Generation
2020
Petajoules
Electricity
Generating Capacity
45
200
1135
5046
Thermal Energy
Capacity
220
350
5550
8830
Geothermal Energy Association.
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Data
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