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Title: 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy, Volume 1: Economic Availability of Feedstocks

Abstract

Consumption of renewable energy in the United States is the highest in history, contributing to energy security, greenhouse gas reductions, and other social, economic, and environmental benefits. The largest single source of renewable energy is biomass, representing 3.9 quadrillion of 9.6 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2015 (EIA 2016). Biomass includes agricultural and forestry resources, municipal solid waste (MSW), and algae. For more than a decade, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has been quantifying the potential of U.S. biomass resources, under biophysical and economic constraints, for production of renewable energy and bioproducts. The 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy (BT16) evaluates the most recent estimates of potential biomass that could be available for new industrial uses in the future. BT16 consists of two volumes: Volume 1 (this volume) focuses on resource analysis—projecting biomass potentially available at specified prices. Volume 2 evaluates changes in environmental sustainability indicators— water quality and quantity, greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, soil organic carbon, and biodiversity—associated with select production scenarios in volume 1. The following is a summary of BT16, volume 1.

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  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
  2. Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
  3. US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)., Washington, DC (United States). US Forest Service (USFS)
  4. US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)., Washington, DC (United States)
  5. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  6. North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC (United States)
  7. Allegheny Science & Technology (AST), McLean, VA (United States)
  8. BCS, LLC, Laurel, MD (United States)
  9. South Dakota State Univ., Brookings, SD (United States)
  10. Univ. of Idaho, Moscow, ID (United States)
  11. Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR (United States). PRISM Climate Group
  12. Energetics, Inc., Columbia, MD (United States)
  13. National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  14. US Dept. of Transportation (USDOT), Washington, DC (United States). Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  15. US Dept. of Transportation (USDOT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
  16. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  17. State Univ. of New York (SUNY), Plattsburgh, NY (United States). College of Environmental Science and Forestry)
  18. Longitude 122 West Inc., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  19. US Dept. of Interior (USDOI), Washington, DC (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Bioenergy Technologies Office (EE-3B)
OSTI Identifier:
1435342
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2016/160
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Brandt, Craig C., Davis, Maggie R., Davison, Brian, Eaton, Laurence M., Efroymson, Rebecca Ann, Hilliard, Michael R., Kline, Keith, Langholtz, Matthew H., Myers, Aaron, Sokhansanj, Shahabaddine, Theiss, Timothy J., Turhollow, Jr, Anthony F., Webb, Erin, Bonner, Ian, Gresham, Garold, Hess, J. Richard, Lamers, Patrick, Searcy, Erin, Abt, Karen L., Buford, Marilyn A., Dykstra, Dennis P., Miles, Patrick D., Nepal, Prakash, Perdue, James H., Skog, Kenneth E., Archer, David W., Baumes, Harry S., Cassidy, P. Daniel, Novak, Kelly, Mitchell, Rob, Andre, Nicolas, English, Burton C., Hellwinckel, Chad, Lambert, Lixia He, McCord, Jessica, Rials, Timothy G., Abt, Robert C., Stokes, Bryce J., Wiselogel, Art, Adams, Daniel, Boykin, Brandi, Caul, Jen, Gallagher, Alaina, Largen, Jared, Lucas, Megan, Mar, Borys, Moulton, Alicia, Satalino, Kelsey, Shields, Garrett, Owens, Vance, Johnson, Leonard R., Daly, Chris, Halbleib, Michael, Rogers, Jonathan, Davis, Ryan, Milbrandt, Anelia, Brown, Nathan, Lewis, Kristin C., Coleman, Andre, Drennan, Corinne, Wigmosta, Mark, Volk, Tim, Schoenung, Susan, and Salverson, Wade. 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy, Volume 1: Economic Availability of Feedstocks. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2172/1435342.
Brandt, Craig C., Davis, Maggie R., Davison, Brian, Eaton, Laurence M., Efroymson, Rebecca Ann, Hilliard, Michael R., Kline, Keith, Langholtz, Matthew H., Myers, Aaron, Sokhansanj, Shahabaddine, Theiss, Timothy J., Turhollow, Jr, Anthony F., Webb, Erin, Bonner, Ian, Gresham, Garold, Hess, J. Richard, Lamers, Patrick, Searcy, Erin, Abt, Karen L., Buford, Marilyn A., Dykstra, Dennis P., Miles, Patrick D., Nepal, Prakash, Perdue, James H., Skog, Kenneth E., Archer, David W., Baumes, Harry S., Cassidy, P. Daniel, Novak, Kelly, Mitchell, Rob, Andre, Nicolas, English, Burton C., Hellwinckel, Chad, Lambert, Lixia He, McCord, Jessica, Rials, Timothy G., Abt, Robert C., Stokes, Bryce J., Wiselogel, Art, Adams, Daniel, Boykin, Brandi, Caul, Jen, Gallagher, Alaina, Largen, Jared, Lucas, Megan, Mar, Borys, Moulton, Alicia, Satalino, Kelsey, Shields, Garrett, Owens, Vance, Johnson, Leonard R., Daly, Chris, Halbleib, Michael, Rogers, Jonathan, Davis, Ryan, Milbrandt, Anelia, Brown, Nathan, Lewis, Kristin C., Coleman, Andre, Drennan, Corinne, Wigmosta, Mark, Volk, Tim, Schoenung, Susan, & Salverson, Wade. 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy, Volume 1: Economic Availability of Feedstocks. United States. doi:10.2172/1435342.
Brandt, Craig C., Davis, Maggie R., Davison, Brian, Eaton, Laurence M., Efroymson, Rebecca Ann, Hilliard, Michael R., Kline, Keith, Langholtz, Matthew H., Myers, Aaron, Sokhansanj, Shahabaddine, Theiss, Timothy J., Turhollow, Jr, Anthony F., Webb, Erin, Bonner, Ian, Gresham, Garold, Hess, J. Richard, Lamers, Patrick, Searcy, Erin, Abt, Karen L., Buford, Marilyn A., Dykstra, Dennis P., Miles, Patrick D., Nepal, Prakash, Perdue, James H., Skog, Kenneth E., Archer, David W., Baumes, Harry S., Cassidy, P. Daniel, Novak, Kelly, Mitchell, Rob, Andre, Nicolas, English, Burton C., Hellwinckel, Chad, Lambert, Lixia He, McCord, Jessica, Rials, Timothy G., Abt, Robert C., Stokes, Bryce J., Wiselogel, Art, Adams, Daniel, Boykin, Brandi, Caul, Jen, Gallagher, Alaina, Largen, Jared, Lucas, Megan, Mar, Borys, Moulton, Alicia, Satalino, Kelsey, Shields, Garrett, Owens, Vance, Johnson, Leonard R., Daly, Chris, Halbleib, Michael, Rogers, Jonathan, Davis, Ryan, Milbrandt, Anelia, Brown, Nathan, Lewis, Kristin C., Coleman, Andre, Drennan, Corinne, Wigmosta, Mark, Volk, Tim, Schoenung, Susan, and Salverson, Wade. Fri . "2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy, Volume 1: Economic Availability of Feedstocks". United States. doi:10.2172/1435342. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1435342.
@article{osti_1435342,
title = {2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy, Volume 1: Economic Availability of Feedstocks},
author = {Brandt, Craig C. and Davis, Maggie R. and Davison, Brian and Eaton, Laurence M. and Efroymson, Rebecca Ann and Hilliard, Michael R. and Kline, Keith and Langholtz, Matthew H. and Myers, Aaron and Sokhansanj, Shahabaddine and Theiss, Timothy J. and Turhollow, Jr, Anthony F. and Webb, Erin and Bonner, Ian and Gresham, Garold and Hess, J. Richard and Lamers, Patrick and Searcy, Erin and Abt, Karen L. and Buford, Marilyn A. and Dykstra, Dennis P. and Miles, Patrick D. and Nepal, Prakash and Perdue, James H. and Skog, Kenneth E. and Archer, David W. and Baumes, Harry S. and Cassidy, P. Daniel and Novak, Kelly and Mitchell, Rob and Andre, Nicolas and English, Burton C. and Hellwinckel, Chad and Lambert, Lixia He and McCord, Jessica and Rials, Timothy G. and Abt, Robert C. and Stokes, Bryce J. and Wiselogel, Art and Adams, Daniel and Boykin, Brandi and Caul, Jen and Gallagher, Alaina and Largen, Jared and Lucas, Megan and Mar, Borys and Moulton, Alicia and Satalino, Kelsey and Shields, Garrett and Owens, Vance and Johnson, Leonard R. and Daly, Chris and Halbleib, Michael and Rogers, Jonathan and Davis, Ryan and Milbrandt, Anelia and Brown, Nathan and Lewis, Kristin C. and Coleman, Andre and Drennan, Corinne and Wigmosta, Mark and Volk, Tim and Schoenung, Susan and Salverson, Wade},
abstractNote = {Consumption of renewable energy in the United States is the highest in history, contributing to energy security, greenhouse gas reductions, and other social, economic, and environmental benefits. The largest single source of renewable energy is biomass, representing 3.9 quadrillion of 9.6 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2015 (EIA 2016). Biomass includes agricultural and forestry resources, municipal solid waste (MSW), and algae. For more than a decade, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has been quantifying the potential of U.S. biomass resources, under biophysical and economic constraints, for production of renewable energy and bioproducts. The 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy (BT16) evaluates the most recent estimates of potential biomass that could be available for new industrial uses in the future. BT16 consists of two volumes: Volume 1 (this volume) focuses on resource analysis—projecting biomass potentially available at specified prices. Volume 2 evaluates changes in environmental sustainability indicators— water quality and quantity, greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, soil organic carbon, and biodiversity—associated with select production scenarios in volume 1. The following is a summary of BT16, volume 1.},
doi = {10.2172/1435342},
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place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
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