Electricity from Biomass: An Environmental Review and Strategy

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    This report presents an environmental assessment and strategy for the U.S. Department of Energy Biomass Power Program. The regulatory context and the environmental impact of biomass power technologies are described, and an environmental plan for the program is suggested. The plan suggests a proactive, synergistic approach, involving multiple parties with a stake in the successfulcommercialization of a biomass power industry. These parties include feedstock growers, state regulators, Forest Service and agricultural agents, utilities and independent power producers, rural electric cooperatives, and environmental activists.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages135
    StatePublished - 1993

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by Antares Group, Inc., Landover, Maryland

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-420-5637


    • alternative energy sources
    • biomass power
    • electricity from biomass
    • environmental issues


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