Value of the Benefits of U.S. Biomass Power

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


Biomass power has always been used to generate power in the forest products industry, but its widespread use for supplying power to the U.S. grid is a relatively recent phenomenon. Today independent biomass power generators supply 11 billion kWh/yr to the national electricity grid and, in the process, provide an environmentally superior disposal service for 22 million tons/yr of solid waste.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages32
StatePublished - 1999

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Green Power Institute, Berkeley, California

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-570-27541


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