2016 BILLION-TON REPORT
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.
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
View detail for feedstocks that contribute to current biofuel production and energy generation in the industrial sector
View estimates of primary biomass from forest resources, including wood wastes, harvest from forest thinning, and purpose-grown trees, as well as logging residues
See an updated assessment of the potential economic availability of biomass, including crop residues and dedicated energy crops, from agricultural lands
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
Leverage data to estimate the costs and quantities of feedstocks that could be available at biorefineries
Estimate the site-specific and national economic availability of algae biomass under co-location scenarios
Volume 2 evaluates the potential environmental effects of three national biomass production scenarios described in Volume 1
From the Bioenergy KDF
Billion-Ton 2016 Data Download