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2016 BILLION-TON REPORT


INTERACTIVE VERSION

The 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy is the third in a series of national biomass resource assessments commissioned by the U.S. Department of Energy. This report aims to inform national bioenergy policies and research, development, and deployment strategies. It is the first volume in a two-volume set. Volume 2 evaluates the potential environmental sustainability effects of a subset of production scenarios described in Volume 1.

This interactive component, designed for the Bioenergy Knowledge Discovery Framework (KDF), offers detailed data visualization for potential cellulosic and algal biomass availability in the United States. Data sets include potential energy crop production, agricultural residue availability, and forestry production, as well as the potential economic availability of biomass resources delivered to biorefineries. Users can find key data sets by report chapter below, or use Data Download for further analysis.

Data can be downloaded wherever you see this icon: 

01


Executive Summary/Overview

This Billion Ton Report, Volume 1, includes an assessment of the potential economic availability of biomass resources delivered to biorefineries, with supplies quantified under specific sustainability constraints

02


Biomass Consumed in the Current Bioeconomy

View detail for feedstocks that contribute to current biofuel production and energy generation in the industrial sector

03


Forest Resources

View estimates of primary biomass from forest resources, including wood wastes, harvest from forest thinning, and purpose-grown trees, as well as logging residues

04


At the Farmgate

See an updated assessment of the potential economic availability of biomass, including crop residues and dedicated energy crops, from agricultural lands

05


Waste Resources

Access data on secondary and waste resources that may be mobilized to grow the bioeconomy, including agricultural secondary wastes, municipal solid waste, and forestry and wood wastes

06


To The Biorefinery

Leverage data to estimate the costs and quantities of feedstocks that could be available at biorefineries

07


Microalgae

Estimate the site-specific and national economic availability of algae biomass under co-location scenarios

Volume 2


Environmental Sustainability Effects of Select Scenarios from Volume 1

Volume 2 evaluates the potential environmental effects of three national biomass production scenarios described in Volume 1