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Title: Biomass power in transition

Abstract

Electricity production from biomass fuel has been hailed in recent years as an environmentally acceptable energy source that delivers on its promise of economically viable renewable energy. A Wall Street Journal article from three years ago proclaimed wood to be {open_quotes}moving ahead of costly solar panels and wind turbines as the leading renewable energy alternative to air-fouling fossils fuels and scary nuclear plants.{close_quotes} Biomass fuel largely means wood; about 90% of biomass generated electricity comes from burning waste wood, the remainder from agricultural wastes. Biomass power now faces an uncertain future. The maturing of the cogeneration and independent power plant market, restructuring of the electric industry, and technological advances with power equipment firing other fuels have placed biomass power in a competitive disadvantage with other power sources.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Zurn/NEPCO, Redmond, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
554969
Report Number(s):
CONF-961232-
TRN: 97:005889-0022
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Power-Gen International `96: 9. international conference and exhibition for the power generating industries, Orlando, FL (United States), 4-6 Dec 1996; Other Information: PBD: 1996; Related Information: Is Part Of POWER-GEN `96 international. Book I - A. Electric power trends & strategies, Volume 1-3; PB: 348 p.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; BIOMASS; COST; WOOD FUELS; SIZE; CONSTRUCTION; POWER PLANTS; EFFICIENCY

Citation Formats

Marshall, D.K. Biomass power in transition. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Marshall, D.K. Biomass power in transition. United States.
Marshall, D.K. Tue . "Biomass power in transition". United States.
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abstractNote = {Electricity production from biomass fuel has been hailed in recent years as an environmentally acceptable energy source that delivers on its promise of economically viable renewable energy. A Wall Street Journal article from three years ago proclaimed wood to be {open_quotes}moving ahead of costly solar panels and wind turbines as the leading renewable energy alternative to air-fouling fossils fuels and scary nuclear plants.{close_quotes} Biomass fuel largely means wood; about 90% of biomass generated electricity comes from burning waste wood, the remainder from agricultural wastes. Biomass power now faces an uncertain future. The maturing of the cogeneration and independent power plant market, restructuring of the electric industry, and technological advances with power equipment firing other fuels have placed biomass power in a competitive disadvantage with other power sources.},
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year = {Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 1996},
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