International and Domestic Market Opportunities for Biomass Power: Volumes I and II

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This report examines the domestic and international markets for biopower. Domestic and foreign markets present fundamentally different challenges to private power developers. Volume I focuses on the domestic market for biopower. The domestic challenge lies in finding economically viable opportunities for biopower. Vol. I outlines the current state of the U.S. biomass industry, discusses policiesaffecting biomass development, describes some demonstration projects currently underway, and discusses the future direction of the industry. Volume II focuses on the international market for biopower. Recent literature states that the electricity investment and policy climate in foreign markets are the key elements in successful private project development. Vol. II discusses the financingissues, policy climate, and business incentives and barriers to biopower development. As India and China are the largest future markets for biopower, they are the focus of this volume. Three other top markets--Brazil, Indonesia, and the Phillipines--are also discussed. Potential financial resources wrap up the discussion.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages162
StatePublished - 1998

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Antares Group Inc., Landover, Maryland

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-570-25492


  • biomass
  • biopower
  • Brazil
  • business incentives
  • China
  • financing
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Philippines
  • policy
  • power developers
  • United States


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