Siting Evaluation for Biomass-Ethanol Production in Hawaii

    Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


    This report examines four Hawaiian islands, Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, and Kauai, to identify three best combinations of potential sites and crops for producing dedicated supplies of biomass for conversion to ethanol. Key technical and economic factors considered in the siting evaluation include land availability (zoning and use), land suitability (agronomic conditions), potential quantities and costsof producing biomass feedstocks, infrastructure (including water and power supplies), transportation, and potential bioresidues to supplement dedicated energy crops.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages114
    StatePublished - 1999

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/SR-580-29414


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