Biomass Cofiring: A Renewable Alternative for Utilities

Part 3 of Biopower Facts. Biomass Cofiring Cofiring is a near term, low-cost option for efficiently and cleanly converting biomass to electricity by adding biomass as a partial substitute fuel in high-efficiency coal boilers. It has been demonstrated, tested, and proved in all boiler types commonly used by electric utilities. There is little or no […]

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Biomass Power for Rural Development

Part 2 of Biopower Facts. The Benefits of Biomass Using biomass, such as energy crops, crop processing waste, and agricultural residues, to produce energy benefits the nation, especially rural areas. The U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture work together to advance the development of electricity generation systems that use biomass instead of fossil fuels. The […]

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Iowa Switchgrass Project

Part 1 of Biopower Facts. Benefits Productive use of marginal lands Establish management practices for production of switchgrass as a potential alternative new crop Encourage rural economic growth and development Applications The results of this project will lead to the development of a biomass fuel industry in the Northern Plains. Biomass Program Chariton Valley Resource […]

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