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Forest biomass is an abundant biomass feedstock that complements the conventional forest use of wood for paper and wood materials. It may be utilized for bioenergy production, such as heat and electricity, as well as biofuels, and a variety of bioproducts, such as industrial chemicals, textiles, and other renewable materials. The resources within the 2016 Billion-Ton Report include forest resources from timberland-only forests, removed from the land, and taken to the roadside. These include logging residues from conventional harvest and whole-tree biomass harvested explicitly for biomass Finally, this chapter provides forest biomass supply curves to estimate the available tonnages of forest biomass at given roadside costs, by county, by year, and by scenario. Here are a summary of results from chapter 3, "At the Roadside: Forest Resources".

 

Figure ES.1: Summary table of potential national supplies of biomass from forestland resources, including forest trees and forest residues. Select forest roadside price ($/dry ton, marginal price), scenario, and year, and include or exclude secondary waste resources from forestlands.

 

Table 3.22: Acres harvested by feedstock type, stand diameter class, cut option, ownership, scenario, and year. Select by roadside price ($/dry ton, marginal price).

 

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Figure 3.8: Projected U.S. softwood harvest by scenario, 2015–2040, including softwood timber (top) and softwood non-saw timber (includes small roundwood and non-growing stock) (bottom).

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Figure 3.19: USFPM projected biomass feedstock demand pathways for the Baseline_ML (top) and HH (bottom) scenarios along with the corresponding shadow prices.

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Table 3.23: Acres Harvested by Scenario, Ownership, Year, and Cost per Dry Ton (P = private; F = federal). Select by roadside price ($/dry ton, marginal price).

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Table 3.24: Dry tons of biomass by feedstock type, stand diameter class, cut option, ownership, scenario, and year (P = private; F = federal). Select by roadside price ($/dry ton, marginal price).

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Table 3.25: Dry tons of biomass supplied by price per ton and scenario (P=private, F=federal). Select by roadside price ($/dry ton, marginal price).

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