Study of 7 years of production data supports billion-ton biofuels feedstock estimate

By mmillikin In 2016, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) released a study concluding that within 25 years, the US could produce enough biomass to support a bioeconomy, including renewable aquatic and terrestrial biomass resources that could be used for energy and to develop products for economic, environmental, social, and national security benefits. The goal would be to replace 30% of the petroleum consumed in the United States with biofuels. (Earlier post.)

That report, the 2016 Billion-Ton Report, volume 1, updated and expanded upon analysis in the 2011 US Billion-Ton Update (earlier post), which was preceded by

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