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.
How to Use Data:
1 Click the 3D-Box in the tools at the bottom of the screen, select Billion-Ton Update Data Explorer
2 Select Billion-Ton Biomass Data to view results from Primary Agriculture, Forest Resources, or Secondary Resources
3 Choose Appropriate Scenario for Primary Agriculture results from baseline or high-yield scenarios
4 Select Year of Resource Projections to 2030 and Variable Market Price per Biomass Data
5 Find the most appropriate crop, residue, feedstock or resource
6 View Data at State or County Level or in Metric Units