Navigation Links
Growth in biomass could put US on road to energy independence

Relief from soaring prices at the gas pump could come in the form of corncobs, cornstalks, switchgrass and other types of biomass, according to a joint feasibility study for the departments of Agriculture and Energy.

The recently completed Oak Ridge National Laboratory report outlines a national strategy in which 1 billion dry tons of biomass ?any organic matter that is available on a renewable or recurring basis ?would displace 30 percent of the nation's petroleum consumption for transportation. Supplying more than 3 percent of the nation's energy, biomass already has surpassed hydropower as the largest domestic source of renewable energy, and researchers believe much potential remains.

"Our report answers several key questions," said Bob Perlack, a member of ORNL's Environmental Sciences Division and a co-author of the report. "We wanted to know how large a role biomass could play, whether the United States has the land resources and whether such a plan would be economically viable."

Looking at just forestland and agricultural land, the two largest potential biomass sources, the study found potential exceeding 1.3 billion dry tons per year. That amount is enough to produce biofuels to meet more than one-third of the current demand for transportation fuels, according to the report.

Such an amount, which would represent a six-fold increase in production from the amount of biomass produced today, could be achieved with only relatively modest changes in land use and agricultural and forestry practices.

"One of the main points of the report is that the United States can produce nearly 1 billion dry tons of biomass annually from agricultural lands and still continue to meet food, feed and export demands," said Robin Graham, leader for Ecosystem and Plant Sciences in ORNL's Environmental Sciences Division.

The benefits of an increased focus on biomass include increased energy security as the U.S. would become less dependent
'"/>

Source:DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Growth in the sea comes down to a struggle for iron
2. Estrogen-like Component of Plastic Stimulates Growth of Certain Prostate Cancer Cells
3. Embryonic Stem Cells Treated With Growth Factor Reverse Hemophilia In Mice: UNC Researchers
4. Missing Receptor Molecule Causes Tumor Growth
5. Growth hormone is made in the brain, report scientists
6. Growth factor-promoting angiogenesis expressed in tumor cells and normal neurons
7. New Research Shows Artificial Light at Night Stimulates Breast Cancer Growth in Laboratory Mice
8. Growth factor stimulates rapid extension of key motor neurons in brain
9. Growth hormone to boost athletic performance risks diabetes
10. Growth hormone is not the anti-aging bullet for healthy adults
11. Protein discovery could unlock the secret to better TB treatment
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Growth biomass could put road energy independence

(Date:4/27/2015)... , April 27, 2015  For more than four ... show has been the premier worldwide event for the ... is a must-attend event for any local, national, or ... the emerging commercial markets and current applications of unmanned ... of this projected $48 billion industry, and how it ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... , April 20, 2015 Huntington Memorial Hospital ... to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to ... the first and only FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device ... when used by physicians to manage heart failure. ... is implanted in the pulmonary artery (PA) during a ...
(Date:4/14/2015)... NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD ) ("NXT-ID" ... the growing mobile commerce market, announces that its Wocket® ... York Design Awards under the category  ,Product Design – ... Awards are part of a global multi-disciplinary awards program. ... the marketplace, industry and judging panel. Winners will be ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 2UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 3UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 4UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 5Huntington Memorial Hospital Becomes First in the San Gabriel Valley to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution 2Huntington Memorial Hospital Becomes First in the San Gabriel Valley to Offer Patients a New Heart Failure Monitoring Solution 3NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 2NXT-ID's Wocket Smart Wallet Nominated for 2015 New York Design Awards in 'Product Design- Technology' 3
... MIAMI African-American women with breast cancer living ... in treatment regardless of insurance type, socioeconomic status and ... A. Young, Ph.D., an associate professor of epidemiology at ... difficulties in measuring the impact of race and socioeconomic ...
... , BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Biomedical researchers at the University ... can grow continuously in culture, a discovery that could ... disease, diabetes, immune disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. , UB ... Universal" by genetically altering mesenchymal stem cells, which ...
... the past three decades, saturated fat has been considered a major ... persists in recommending reduced consumption of this macronutrient. However, new ... impact on CVD risk -- causing many to rethink the "saturated ... articles published in the October issue of Lipids ...
Cached Biology News:Racial differences in breast cancer treatment persist despite similar economics 2Researchers engineer adult stem cells that do not age 2Think saturated fat contributes to heart disease? Think again 2Think saturated fat contributes to heart disease? Think again 3
(Date:5/21/2015)... May 21, 2015 Patent Offering, The ... for diagnostic or therapeutic imaging within a body lumen ... an endoscope having a low cost, single-use disposable illumination ... date was October 18, 2013 and the patent approval ... enables the physician to customize the lighting and magnification ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... As part of its philanthropic partnership ... Health Foundation funded a $3.25 million project to relocate ... the most up-to-date features and technology. , The new ... 45 staff members will begin moving from the current ... coming days. , The current pharmacy has been ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... - RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. (TSX.V: RP) (OTCQB: ... on the development of autologous cell therapies, announced ... Society for Cellular Therapy (ISCT) on RepliCel,s autologous ... a Phase 1/2 clinical trial.  The presentation, taking ... PM to 7:00 PM local time, will review ...
(Date:5/21/2015)... May 21, 2015 Tunnell Consulting, ... the firm as senior statistician and Principal, a position ... experience in the management and analysis of complex and ... chemical industries. , “We’re delighted to have Julia join ... data analytics,” said Dr. Philippe Cini, Group Vice President ...
Breaking Biology Technology:IpAuctions™ Presents The Worlds Smallest Disposable Illuminated Endoscope For Auction 2IpAuctions™ Presents The Worlds Smallest Disposable Illuminated Endoscope For Auction 3Sun Health Foundation Provides $3.25M to Expand, Relocate Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Pharmacy 2Sun Health Foundation Provides $3.25M to Expand, Relocate Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center Pharmacy 3RepliCel to Present Unique Autologous Cell Treatment for Achilles Tendinosis at International Society for Cellular Therapy Conference 2RepliCel to Present Unique Autologous Cell Treatment for Achilles Tendinosis at International Society for Cellular Therapy Conference 3Julia O’Neill Joins Tunnell Consulting’s Operational and Process Improvement Practice 2
... Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE ) today announced ... part of the Morgan Stanley West Coast Medtech and ... at the company,s headquarters in Carlsbad on Monday, May ... Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will present ...
... PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (Nasdaq: ... quarter ended March 31, 2011. Total revenues ... to $62.1 million for the same period of 2010, and ... Pharma resolving all legal disputes between the two companies. Excluding ...
... BSI Group America Inc., a leading provider of ... launch of Specialized Regulatory Training courses targeted specifically ... Specialized Regulatory Courses reflect requirements of the latest ... to comply efficiently with regulations in a timely ...
Cached Biology Technology:Life Technologies to Webcast Investor Presentation as Part of the Morgan Stanley West Coast Medtech and Life Science Tools Bus Trip 2PDL BioPharma Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2PDL BioPharma Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3PDL BioPharma Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4PDL BioPharma Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5PDL BioPharma Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 6PDL BioPharma Announces First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 7BSI Group America Inc. Announces Specialized Regulatory Training Courses for the Healthcare Industry 2BSI Group America Inc. Announces Specialized Regulatory Training Courses for the Healthcare Industry 3BSI Group America Inc. Announces Specialized Regulatory Training Courses for the Healthcare Industry 4
... Automatic grid, subgrid and spot finding overcome tedious spot, ... template assignment , ... options to optimize, ... Characterize more precisely through grouping by cells, grids, ...
... UNIchip AV-400 contains 400 unique ... nitrocellulose-coated glass slide. The proteins, a ... are arrayed in quadruplicate for high-quality ... specific chip layout guarantee high validity ...
...
... The benchmark for analytical ... require ease-of-use and the ultimate ... delivers., Varian 810-MS features ... interface/extraction optics minimize,interferences, providing reliable, ...
Biology Products: