Tools & Apps

The Bioenergy KDF is designed to house an array of specialized tools, applications, and models related to bioenergy. Browse the current collection of tools and apps below, click on the "View Details" links to learn more, share the resources with others via email or social networking sites, and select the “Launch to Map” options to activate the tools and analyze geospatial data. All tools and apps are sorted by date, starting with the most recently deployed. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@BionergyKDF) to learn of new tools as they become available.

The National Bioenergy Routing Model

The National Bioenergy Routing Model is a multi-modal transportation model that provides an easy user-interface to analyze basic routing results for transporting biomass and bioenergy products. The underlying highway, railway, and waterway data has been augmented with additional elements of particular interest to bioenergy (transload stations, processing terminals, biorefineries, etc.). Users of the routing model can also perform contingency analysis by selectively constraining various routing parameters.
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Billion Ton Study Data Explorer

The report, Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion Ton Annual Supply (generally referred to as the Billion-Ton Study or 2005 BTS), was an estimate of “potential” biomass within the contiguous United States based on numerous assumptions about current and future inventory production capacity, availability, and technology. The follow-up report, Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: An Update to the Billion Ton Annual Supply (generally referred to as the 2011 BTS or BT2), expands on the 2005 BTS to include:A spatial, county-by-county inventory of primary feedstocks, price and available quantities (e.g., supply curves) for the individual feedstocks. A more rigorous treatment and modeling of resource sustainability. The 2011 Billion Ton Study Data Explorer makes available the results of biomass supply analyses described in the 2011 BTS. Projected biomass supplies can be explored by resource type as modeled by feedstock price or yield scenario.
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Billion-Ton Update Download

The Biomass as Feedstock for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry: The Technical Feasibility of a Billion-Ton Annual Supply (generally referred to as the Billion-Ton Study or 2005 BTS), was an estimate of potential biomass available within the contiguous United States based on assumptions about current and future inventory production capacity, availability, and technology. This follow-up report, U.S. Billion-Ton Update: Biomass Supply for a Bioenergy and Bioproducts Industry (generally referred to as the 2011 BT2), expands on the 2005 BTS to include spatial, county-by-county inventory of potentially available primary feedstocks,price and available quantities (e.g., supply curves) for the individual feedstocks, and amore rigorous treatment and modeling of resource sustainability. This tool allows the user to download BT2 data for selected years, scenarios, crops, and all available prices. The spreadsheet results will display one sheet for each desired resource along with a summary page of the download criteria
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