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Title: Regional Feedstock Partnership Summary Report: Enabling the Billion-Ton Vision

Abstract

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Sun Grant Initiative established the Regional Feedstock Partnership (referred to as the Partnership) to address information gaps associated with enabling the vision of a sustainable, reliable, billion-ton U.S. bioenergy industry by the year 2030 (i.e., the Billion-Ton Vision). Over the past 7 years (2008–2014), the Partnership has been successful at advancing the biomass feedstock production industry in the United States, with notable accomplishments. The Billion-Ton Study identifies the technical potential to expand domestic biomass production to offset up to 30% of U.S. petroleum consumption, while continuing to meet demands for food, feed, fiber, and export. This study verifies for the biofuels and chemical industries that a real and substantial resource base could justify the significant investment needed to develop robust conversion technologies and commercial-scale facilities. DOE and the Sun Grant Initiative established the Partnership to demonstrate and validate the underlying assumptions underpinning the Billion-Ton Vision to supply a sustainable and reliable source of lignocellulosic feedstock to a large-scale bioenergy industry. This report discusses the accomplishments of the Partnership, with references to accompanying scientific publications. These accomplishments include advances in sustainable feedstock production, feedstock yield, yield stability and stand persistence, energy crop commercializationmore » readiness, information transfer, assessment of the economic impacts of achieving the Billion-Ton Vision, and the impact of feedstock species and environment conditions on feedstock quality characteristics.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. South Dakota State Univ., Brookings, SD (United States). North Central Sun Grant Center
  2. Dept. of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Ames, IA (United States). National Lab. for Agriculture and the Environment
  3. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Process Science and Technology Division
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States); Sun Grant Initiative, Brookings, SD (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (EE-3B)
Contributing Org.:
South Dakota State Univ., Brookings, SD (United States); Dept. of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Ames, IA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
1332062
Report Number(s):
DOE/EE-1422
7520
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; Regional Feedstock Partnership Summary Report

Citation Formats

Owens, Vance N., Karlen, Douglas L., and Lacey, Jeffrey A. Regional Feedstock Partnership Summary Report: Enabling the Billion-Ton Vision. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1332062.
Owens, Vance N., Karlen, Douglas L., & Lacey, Jeffrey A. Regional Feedstock Partnership Summary Report: Enabling the Billion-Ton Vision. United States. doi:10.2172/1332062.
Owens, Vance N., Karlen, Douglas L., and Lacey, Jeffrey A. Tue . "Regional Feedstock Partnership Summary Report: Enabling the Billion-Ton Vision". United States. doi:10.2172/1332062. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1332062.
@article{osti_1332062,
title = {Regional Feedstock Partnership Summary Report: Enabling the Billion-Ton Vision},
author = {Owens, Vance N. and Karlen, Douglas L. and Lacey, Jeffrey A.},
abstractNote = {The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Sun Grant Initiative established the Regional Feedstock Partnership (referred to as the Partnership) to address information gaps associated with enabling the vision of a sustainable, reliable, billion-ton U.S. bioenergy industry by the year 2030 (i.e., the Billion-Ton Vision). Over the past 7 years (2008–2014), the Partnership has been successful at advancing the biomass feedstock production industry in the United States, with notable accomplishments. The Billion-Ton Study identifies the technical potential to expand domestic biomass production to offset up to 30% of U.S. petroleum consumption, while continuing to meet demands for food, feed, fiber, and export. This study verifies for the biofuels and chemical industries that a real and substantial resource base could justify the significant investment needed to develop robust conversion technologies and commercial-scale facilities. DOE and the Sun Grant Initiative established the Partnership to demonstrate and validate the underlying assumptions underpinning the Billion-Ton Vision to supply a sustainable and reliable source of lignocellulosic feedstock to a large-scale bioenergy industry. This report discusses the accomplishments of the Partnership, with references to accompanying scientific publications. These accomplishments include advances in sustainable feedstock production, feedstock yield, yield stability and stand persistence, energy crop commercialization readiness, information transfer, assessment of the economic impacts of achieving the Billion-Ton Vision, and the impact of feedstock species and environment conditions on feedstock quality characteristics.},
doi = {10.2172/1332062},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {7}
}

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