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Title: Biopower Program, activities overview

Biopower Program, activities overview Biomass is a proven option for electricity generation. A diverse range of biopower producers includes electric utilities, independent power producers, and the pulp and paper industry. To help expand opportunities for biomass power production, the U.S. Department of Energy established the Biopower Program and is sponsoring efforts to increase the productivity of dedicated energy crops. The Program aims to double biomass conversion efficiencies, thus reducing biomass power generation costs. These efforts will promote industrial and agricultural growth, improve the environment, create jobs, increase U.S. energy security, and provide new export markets.
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OSTI Identifier:OSTI ID: 757082
Report Number(s):NREL/FS-570-27980; DOE/GO-102000-1049
TRN: AH200022%%120
DOE Contract Number:AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:Book
Resource Relation:Other Information: PBD: 2 Jun 2000
Research Org:National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org:US Department of Energy (US)
Country of Publication:United States
Language:English
Subject: 09 BIOMASS FUELS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; BIOMASS; BIOCONVERSION; BIOMASS CONVERSION PLANTS; BIOMASS PLANTATIONS; EFFICIENCY; ENERGY EXPENSES; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; US DOE BIOPOWER; BIOMASS; GREEN POWER; SMALL MODULAR BIOPOWER SYSTEM; GASIFICATION; ENERGY CROPS; RENEWABLE GENERATION; COFIRING