Today's Biopower (Fact sheet)

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


Biomass is a proven option for electricity generation. A diverse range of biopower producers includes electric ultilities, independent power producers, and the pulp and paper industry. To help expand opportunities for biomass power production, the U.S. Department of Energy established the Biopower Program and is sponsoring efforts to increase the productivity of dedicated energy crops. TheProgram aims to double biomass conversion efficiencies, thus reducing biomass power generation costs. These efforts will promote industrial and agricultural growth, improve the environment, create jobs, increase U.S. energy security, and provide new export markets.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2000

Bibliographical note

This is a revision of NREL/FS-570-27234; DOE/GO-10099-350 dated August 1999.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-570-27939

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102000-1054


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