Strategic assessment of biofuels potential for the western U.S.
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Marcia Patton-Mallory; Richard Nelson; Kenneth E. Skog; Bryan Jenkins; Nathan Parker; Peter Tittman; Quinn Hart; Ed Gray; Anneliese Schmidt; Gayle Gordon
Editor(s): Ronald S. Zalesny Jr.; Robert J. Mitchell; Jim Richardson
Publication Year: 2008

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  • agriculture
  • biofuel
  • biomass supply estimates
  • grease
  • herbaceous energy crops
  • network analysis
  • thinning
  • wood residues
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ANNOTATION: This is a short summary of an effort addressing the technical feasibility of producing biofuels in the western United States is described using spatially explicit biomass resource supply curves, a detailed transportation network model for the region, and costs for converting biomass to refined biofuels. This paper presents biofuel supply curves estimating potential future supplies of liquid fuels from biomass in the western United States as a function of market price.

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Patton-Mallory, Marcia; Nelson, Richard; Skog, Ken; Jenkins, Bryan; Parker, Nathan; Tittman, Peter; Hart, Quinn; Gray, Ed; Schmidt, Anneliese; Gordon, Gayle. 2008. Strategic assessment of biofuels potential for the western U.S. Page 42 In: Zalesny, Ronald S. Jr.; Mitchell, Rob; Richardson, Jim, (eds.). Biofuels, bioenergy, and bioproducts from sustainable agricultural and forest crops: proceedings of the short rotation crops international conference; 2008 August 19-20; Bloomington, MN. Proceedings NRS-P-31. Newtown Square, PA: USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station.