session22 - Nutr 241A Agricultural Science and Policy I...

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S e a r c h Readings: Session 22 Authors : Kathleen Merrigan, Ph.D., William Lockeretz, Ph.D. Readings An introduction to biomass energy, a renewable resource . Donald L.Klass. Biomass Energy Research Association. (no date). Extracts from Clean Cities – Alternative Fuels Data Center . U.S. Department of Energy (no date). Key Questions An Introduction to Biomass Energy, a Renewable Resource What is the estimated potential of biomass for meeting our energy requirements? What are the driving forces which make the use of biomass for energy attractive? What are the usable products yielded by the technologies that process and convert biomass for fuel? What is the trend with reference to the share of the energy derived from biomass in the total energy expenditure in US over time? How important have the government incentives been in propping up the industry involved in energy production from biomass? What is the environmental impact of using biomass as source of energy? What are the projected economic impacts of a growing biomass energy industry?
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