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Biomass Companies of Interest:
www.globalgreensolutionsinc.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
www.coskata.com
Coskata is a biology-based renewable energy company whose low-cost platform technology allows for the production of fuels and chemicals from a variety of input material (including biomass, agricultural and municipal wastes, and other carbonaceous material). Have a plant in Madison, PA.
www.domtar.com
Domtar Paper Company, LLC, Fort Mill, SC, received grant of  $7,000,000. This three-year project will work to build a demonstration plant using two technologies to convert low-value byproducts and wastes from paper mills into higher-value sugar, oil, and lignin products.
www.exelusinc.com
Exelus, Inc., Livingston, N.J., received a grant of $5,185,004. Exelus will work to develop energy crops with improved tolerance to drought and salt stress to enhance yields on marginal lands.  The project will also redesign a process to make hydrocarbon fuels using new catalysts and chemistry that avoids the high temperatures and large energy inputs required by current processes.
 
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.forestencyclopedia.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:
www.energy.gov
U.S. Dept Agriculture and U.S. Energy Secretary grant a total of $47 million to fund eight research and development projects that will support the production of biofuels, bioenergy and high-value biobased products from a variety of biomass sources. May 2011.
www1.eere.energy.gov
US Dept of Energy's, State Energy Alternatives, Biomass Energy Info.
www.forestencyclopedia.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.biomassmagazine.com
BioMass Magazine Published by BBI International Grand Forks, ND.
waste.environmental-expert.com
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. ***
www.renewableenergyworld.com
RenewableEnergyWorld.com -- Bioenergy News and Information.
 
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.biomassenergycentre.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. ***
www.ornl.gov/sci/besd/cbes.shtml
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.
www.caer.uky.edu
University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., receives $6,932,786. The purpose of this project is to improve the economics for biorefineries by using on-farm processing to convert biomass to a mixture of butanol, ethanol, acetone and organic acids. The product can then be easily transported to a biorefinery for further processing. The project will integrate input from experts in a variety of disciplines, including plant and soil scientists, horticulturists, chemical engineers, and economists.
www.fs.fed.us/rmrs
U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula, Mont., received $5,309,320. This project will develop an integrated approach to investigate biomass feedstock production, logistics, conversion, distribution and end use centered on using advanced conversion technologies at existing forest industry facilities.
 
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
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